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YOUR GUIDE TO THE R-47 THRESHOLD DRAIN

What is the R-47 Threshold Drain?

Right now the expectation is for a flush finish from the interior to the exterior. However, it is a common problem for sliding door tracks to leak water inside building structures which can cause damage. What’s more, local regulation in countries such as the UK and Australia require that all flush finish door tracks are connected to a drainage point to carry water away from the track and into ‘an actual drain’. Not just somewhere down below. Aquabocci has developed a fully integrable product featuring an adjustable EPDM membrane that sits below the door track providing complete drainage in the most minimal way possible.
With a double entry drainage point water is not only drained from the tiled surface but most importantly from the holes in the base of the door track.
Based on our existing lineal design the R-47 drain is an off the shelf channel drainage system made up of straight sections, corner sections and fitting components that provide a sleek solution in the most minimal
way possible.

 

 How does the R-47 Threshold Drain Function ?

 The R-47 Threshold Drain is made up of 4 main features.
1 Aluminium Blade grate
2 PVC channel
3 EPDM membrane “Drainage Technique”
4 Sections and component system
 

How does the R-47 Threshold Drain work ?

The R-47 Threshold Drain has an open side entry point that allows the water to be carried from the door track into the drainage channel, whilst also draining water from the surrounding surface areas through the top entry point. The double entry point has been meticulously created with precision and function in mind to allow for a flush finish to flow from the interior to the exterior. 

Can I slope the external floor towards the R-47 Threshold Drain ?

The R-47 Threshold Drain has an open side entry point that allows the water to be carried from the door track into the drainage channel, whilst it can drain water from the top, the external tiles should be sloped away from the property to an additional drain that is designed to drain the patio or balcony area. 
 

What is the EPDM membrane on the R-47   “Drainage Technique” ?

An important feature of the Blade R-47 is the EPDM membrane which acts as a water barrier between the drain and the door track. The EPDM membrane sits directly below your sliding door system and collects the water from the drainage holes in the door track, this is the process that we call “DRAINAGE TECHNIQUE”. EPDM allows the system to fit any thickness between 25mm and 68mm.

For more information on the R-47 Threshold Drain contact us on:

020 3697 1252

salesuk@aquabocci.com

 


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