Saniflo UK – part of the SFA Group that designs and manufactures pumps, macerators and shower cubicles – continues to provide drainage solutions to space where normal plumbing does not or cannot exist.
A Grade 2 listed Guest House in Edinburgh recently underwent a refurb to provide basement living space comprising a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. The small, but perfectly formed bathroom was only possible thanks to a Saniflo solution that pumps waste up and away to the drain at street level.
A very old, functioning Saniflo, plus an old-fashioned shower and sink were removed in readiness for new wall-hung sanitaryware. This required an alternative pumping solution and a Saniwall Pro Up, which combines a macerator, frame and a Grohe push button cistern installed behind a wall.
A stylish cladding solution of stunning white glass covers the frame and the wall hung WC is attached to the frame through the glass panel – which is split into two halves for ease of maintenance. The whole unit provides very low noise levels of just 47dB(A).
Replacing the shower enclosure is a Kinedo lightweight, low level shower tray – a 1600mm white Kinesurf just 40mm thick and featuring a fine textured anti-slip surface and a Kinespace 900 fixed panel with 450mm pivot section to create a large ingress and spacious shower.
Tom Watts, owner of the Sheridan Guest House in Leith, is very impressed with the solution;
“The Saniwall Pro Up is very easy to install is very quiet and it can take the waste from the shower and sink as well as the WC. The discharge pipes go up the wall and across the ceiling to a store cupboard in the hallway where it taps into the external downpipe into the drain. Without Saniflo products this bathroom would not have been possible. A Saniplus macerator also features in one of guest bathrooms of this property – an en-suite would not be possible without it. Saniflo products really do enable the addition of bathrooms, especially in older properties with old plumbing infrastructure.”