LOW PROFILE DRAINS
The Aquabocci Low Profile Drain is available in 4 low profile linear drain designs.
The range includes the extra slim Blade-T low profile slot drain and the Blade pivot low profile slot drain systems.
The A30 low profile drain and the S66 low profile linear drain feature a larger grate design.
Where Can A Low Profile Drainage Channel Be Used in Your Home?
If you are looking to install low profile drains throughout your property, you are not alone.
As UK homeowners spend upwards of £21bn on home improvements each year, spending more time outside and upgrading the property’s plumbing systems are two of the most commonly shared goals. Low profile drains can provide the perfect solution to a variety of dilemmas. Here’s all you need to know about where a low profile drainage channel may be used.
Firstly, Why Choose A Drainage Channel Low Profile Product?
A channel drain low profile is a popular choice in various home settings for many years. They are characterised as long, narrow drains that collect and redirect water away. The fundamental function is essentially the same as standard point drains, corner drains, and centre drains. However, the unique design of low profile drains makes them a very attractive choice that screams style, luxury, and efficiency.
You will have seen channel drains on plenty of occasions at swimming pools, showers or along tiles in outdoor paved areas. They can be categorised as drainage channel low profile with the former being up to 15cm deep while the latter are as shallow as 2.5cm.
Incredibly, low profile drains can provide the same flow rates as the much deeper standard linear drains. The fact that they take up less space also gives far greater flexibility on where they can be used. When combined with their aesthetic appeal and low maintenance requirements, it’s no wonder they are so popular.
Where To Use A Drainage Channel Low Profile System
Appreciating the aesthetic and functional value of a low profile drainage channel is one thing, but deciding where to put them is another. Here are some of the best places to consider.
Balcony Low Profile Drains
A drainage channel low profile is very useful for turning your balcony into a more functional location that is not at the mercy of the elements. The 120mm wide x 35mm deep A30 low profile drain is a popular choice that can run through the middle of the floor. Or it may be used at the front of the balcony as a line of defence against rainfall.
Products like our Blade-T External provide an overall thickness of just 48mm, durable enough to handle heavy foot traffic and will efficiently move water to prevent damage to the property or surrounding land.
Alternatively, a low profile threshold drain like the R-47 Low Profile sits under the track of sliding doors will allow the drain to collect and redirect any water that falls through the weep holes. In turn, this stops water from entering the home.
As mentioned above, sliding doors and bi-fold doors naturally contain weep holes that need to drain into a drainage channel low profile. However, integrating a low profile threshold drain means that you can avoid the step down to the external spaces for a level surface. Aside from removing a potential trip hazard, it’s a great way to increase the beauty of the space.
Whether it’s a standard design or the Ribbon low profile drain, a choice of four colours (Titanium, GT Silver, Black or Champagne) ensures that you can create the desired aesthetic to match the frames of your bi-fold or sliding doors.
Swimming Pool Linear Drains
Another popular place to install a low profile slot drain channel system is around the edge of a swimming pool. An estimated 2500 pools are installed in the UK each year, and a low profile trench drain is an essential feature that should be incorporated into the design.
Here at Aquabocci, our channel and fittings are made from PVC plastic and the grates and made from anodised aluminium. This means that they are guaranteed not to rust or tea stain due to chlorine or salt water.
The benefits of a swimming pool drain include preventing slips and falls, avoiding mould growth, and stopping damage to the pool lining. This is also a line of defence to stop chemicals from the pool spilling into the garden or debris falling into the pool, where
it could clog the filter system. On a side note, they keep the swimming pool looking perfect for years to come.
Low Profile Shower Drain Solutions
Whether it’s a walk-in shower or an accessible wet room, a dedicated low profile shower drain is the perfect choice. With the S66 Shower Kit, for example, you won’t only have the opportunity to prevent water from pooling around your feet. Perhaps more tellingly, you can use cut-to-measure pieces and a fast assembly system to create custom shapes.
Low profile shower drains are also a great option for bathrooms in converted lofts or attics due to their space-saving facilities that allow for connections to the property’s primary plumbing system.
Driveway Low Profile Drains
The UK usually sees somewhere around 150 days of rain per year. As such, ensuring that rainwater drains properly from the property must be a priority. If left untreated, you may experience pooling water on the driveway or run-off water that moves towards the property and causes internal flooding.
A channel drain low profile provides an efficient solution to reduce the amount of water on the driveway while simultaneously having the strength to handle the weight of vehicles as they drive over it. Not least because the channel drain sits a few millimetres below the ground level.
Low Profile Slot Drain
When making the switch to slimline drainage systems, a low profile slot drain may be useful too. It allows your bathroom or kitchen plumbing to take up less space while also matching the rest of the low profile slot drain solutions in the home.
The Final Word
Whether it’s a low profile floor drain or a low profile roof drain, there is no doubt that this is the superior choice over deep drains or alternative drainage systems. They look good, function well, and are built to last for a minimum of 10 years with minimal maintenance.
Better still, when you choose the right product, low profile drains are the perfect solution in all of the situations above. Whether transforming one part of the home or adding low profile drainage and threshold drains throughout the internal and external spaces, Aquabocci can help you find the perfect products.
To find the right cut-to-measure units, corner pieces, spigots, end caps, and connectors, get in touch with our experts today:
We offer a 10-year warranty on all Aquabocci Products.
If you have bought any of our products and they have not performed as they should, Aquabocci will repair or replace them. In order to be eligible for the warranty, please register your purchase below.
THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN TO YOUR AQUABOCCI PRODUCTS
The PVC or Aluminium splitting - Aluminium rusting or tea staining - Extreme colour fading of the Aluminium grates.
THINGS THAT WE DO NOT OFFER A WARRANTY AGAINST
The PVC or Aluminium being physically damaged - Water leaking as a result of faulty or incorrect installation - Water leaking as a result of glue or adhesive failure - Water leaking as a result of insufficient amount of spigot outlets - Water leaking as a result of incorrect installation of Aquabocci connectors or end caps - Water leaking as a result of incorrect installation of Aquabocci spigot outlets or after market spigot outlets - Aluminium rusting or tea staining as a result of being in contact or exposed to other rusty metal finishes - Scratching of the Aluminium surface - Aluminium colour fading from use of chemicals, acid wash or abrasive cleaning products - Water leaking as a result of the R-47 Threshold Drain or R-47 x Blade Threshold Drains not being correctly attached to any type of door system including: sliding doors, bi-fold doors, pivot doors, track doors, patio doors, etc
SIMPLE TIPS TO KEEP YOUR AQUABOCCI PRODUCTS LOOKING GREAT
Clean Aquabocci products using detergent and water - For easy maintenance use the Aquabocci lifting tool to remove the Aluminium grates - Regularly clean out the PVC channels if they have a build up of dirt and leaves - Check that the spigot outlets are free from dirt and leaves and not blocked.
THINGS NOT TO DO WITH YOUR AQUABOCCI PRODUCTS
Ensure the Aluminium does not come into contact with chemicals, acid wash or abrasive cleaning products - Install Aluminium grates after tiles have been installed - Install Aluminium grates after tiles have been cleaned and sealed
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