Balconies can add the wow factor to any property, making them an architectural dream. Unfortunately, the heavy rainfall that’s dampened UK summers and winters alike over recent years means that balconies with the potential to be the hub of the home are often going to waste.
With the superior drainage that’s possible through the installation of low profile drainage channels during the building stages, it’s easier to create balconies that are truly usable all year round. Low profile drainage solutions as offered by Aquabocci include variants like the extra slim Blade-T External Slot Drain, and the larger-grate design S66 slimline.
With requirements for shallow channels of just 3-5 cm deep, low profile drains can be installed with limited floor build-up, making them ideal for above-ground installations like balconies. In this article, we consider what low profile drainage has to offer, and why it could turn any balcony from an unused space into the best spot in the house.
What is Low Profile Drainage Channel ?
Low profile drainage refers to drainage solutions that function in shallow channels of between 3-5 cm deep, rather than deep profile drains that require channels that are around 10-15 cm. Well-installed low-profile drainage can achieve the same flow rates as deep profile drains.
Aquabocci provides a range of 10 low profile linear grate designs that span across widths including 24mm, 32mm, 66mm, and 120mm. In each instance, simple installations, and thus prime flow rates, are ensured thanks to fast assembly fitting solutions that can be easily joined using pcs and end caps. Without requiring the relocation of any ground pipes, Aquabocci’s low profile drains make it possible to avoid flooding, slippery tiles, or the development of scum and mould across balcony tiles in both the depths of winter and the prime of British summer.
Aquabocci's range of low profile drainage channelsLow profile drains are perfect for achieving a flush finish and directing water away from your property. Using a low profile linear drain can also allow for large format tiles to be used without the need for wedge cut tiles. Below is a list of Aquabocci low profile drainage products that can be used throughout your project:
- A30 Low Profile Drain 120mm wide x 35mm deep - A versatile low profile drain with a high flow rate.
- A25 Ultra Low Profile Drain 120mm wide x 25mm deep- Ideal for shower and balcony areas that have very limited floor build up.
- S66 Slimline Drain 66mm wide x 43mm deep - Fits in any location - perfect for small DIY projects.
Why is Low Profile Drainage Great for Balconies?
Requirements of just 3-5cm deep installations make low profile drainage ideal for superior drainage solutions on even above-ground installations like balconies, where the 10-15 cm depths required by deep profile drains simply aren’t practical.
The variety and customisations possible across Aquabocci’s low profile drainage channel make them especially appealing for use on a wide range of balconies thanks to varying grate sizes, flush-to-floor finishes, and modules that are available in different lengths. 90-degree corner pieces can even be used with rounded or curved balconies. In each instance, Aquabocci’s low profile drains make it easier to achieve simple, quick-to-install drainage solutions that not only allow for safe balcony installations in the first place but also ensure all-weather balcony functionality like never before.
Balcony low profile drains can be installed in a variety of positions depending on requirements, including against terrace walls, down balcony centre lines, and attached below the door track. More than one low profile drain installation can ensure that the entire square footage of a balcony remains flood-free in all weathers.
Aside from simply transforming UK balconies, low profile drainage can also be used for further installations that include –
Keeping Balconies Stylish and Functional
The premium functionality of low profile balcony drainage is undeniable, but ensuring balcony use also means guaranteeing style. Aquabocci low profile drains ensure precisely this, starting with benefits like the size customisations mentioned. With the option to lay flush low profile drains according to the specific dimensions and shape of any balcony, it’s possible to keep drainage subtle, sleek, and fully operational.
Aquabocci also offer four colour choices across their low profile drains, which are –
It’s possible to keep Aquabocci low profile drains almost entirely invisible or incorporate them into balcony style choices by providing a tease of colour.
The Blade Pivot Drain is the smallest channel drain on the market and can be great for a subtle finish on a small balcony space, while the Blade T External Drain, includes height-adjustable spacers that can seamlessly match the thickness of even large tiles across a sizable balcony. By factoring for considerations like these as early as possible during the design stage, it’s never been easier to ensure great-looking balconies that are irresistible on even winter evenings.
All the Drainage Power, but With Balconies in Mind
Enjoy Aquabocci’s drainage expertise for your balcony installations by browsing their complete collection of low profile drains. Extensive, seamless balcony drainage has never been easier to get right according to your client’s requests. The unique results possible with Aquabocci will certainly see any balcony of your design getting used at last, no matter the weather.