DESIGNING CUSTOM DRAINS
Custom drainage system did you say? But wait, aren’t all drainage systems custom designed anyways? Well if you look at it from the point of view of your space, its locality, its function, its configuration, its drainage requirements, you would agree that all drainage systems are custom designed, in some way or the other.
FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE DESIGN
Whether you are designing a wet indoor area, an outdoor space exposed to the elements, or an inside/outside space, there is an inescapable need for customisation. In each of these situations, you will be designing for a different volume of water. There will be a minimum rate at which water must be cleared from the space, to keep the occupants safe from slipping. Size of the space plays a role. So also, the shape and configuration of the space – is it square, round or amoeba- shaped?
Further nuances come into play, when you consider the nature and use of the building you are designing for. Is it a residential, commercial or industrial space? Aesthetics, functionality, strength and durability all play a role in helping you custom design your drainage system.
NOVEL DESIGNS NEED SPECIAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
When it comes to drainage systems, there a plenty of off-the-shelf products you can buy. A quick scan on the internet will show you the wide range of drainage products currently available. They come in a variety of thicknesses, widths, lengths, materials and styles. Many a time, these off-the-shelf products easily ‘fit-into’ your aesthetic and functional requirements.
However, there are some situations where highly creative drain solutions are required. Sometimes despite the variety available on the marketplace, a stock standard product just wont do. Perhaps you are looking for a curved linear grate to skirt the rounded edge of a pool or balcony. Perhaps you are a casino, building a grand water sculpture in its entrance foyer (Aquatique, Star, Sydney). Perhaps you are an artist, designing a fantastic light and water show for a busy city square (Water Feature, West Palm Beach). If your situation is as unique as this, Paige Stainless is here to support you in your design and construction journey.
PAIGE STAINLESS – WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
We are a 100 percent Australian owned company, operational since 1993. We are specialist manufacturers of Heelguard & associated stainless steel grate systems. Our grates our highly customisable and suitable for any wet space you can name – showers and bathrooms, pools, balconies and patios, driveways, civil drainage needs and so on.
We are also known for producing the highest quality, Australian made, stainless steel drainage and grating products. Leading builders and architects come to us for custom consultation on our Heelguard and wedge wire products. We guarantee a quality product that lends itself to custom fabrication, no matter what the design requirement is. Our products are nationally and internationally available. We are fondly referred to as the ‘light house’ of custom made drains and allied products.