Following the new for 2016 training format, Impey were delighted to welcome 20 attendees to Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, including specifiers, showroom owners and predominantly installers for the latest date in the #wearewetrooms training tour led by Impey’s ‘Technical Manager’ Shaun Hunt.
Experience levels within the group varied between those who have fitted Impey products before, and those who have never previously fitted a wetroom, looking to increase their confidence in the concept of a wetroom, or simply wishing to find out more about the range of solutions on offer from Impey and why we’re considered the installers choice. As well as most attendees identifying themselves as plumbers or bathroom specialists, we are seeing a noticeable increase in the number of tilers attending, with another 2 or 3 at Sheffield looking to add wetroom systems to their repertoire.
In what appears to be a running theme, our waterproofing membrane ‘WaterGuard’ dominated discussions during tea breaks, with attendees immediately seeing the benefits of the leak free solution, including the fact that no drying time is required and the peace of mind of the lifetime guarantee. Particularly impressed by WaterGuard, was Robert Adamson who runs R&K Installations alongside the showroom at Mobile Country Bathrooms, www.mobilecountrybathrooms.co.uk.
During the practical demonstrations after lunch (supplied by the brilliant catering team at Sheffield Wednesday FC), the growing consensus that our products can save days in installation time came to fruition. One attendee claimed a previous wetroom effort with a competitor product took up to two weeks including tiling. Many have still not before seen the 360° rotating waste of the ‘Aqua-Dec EasyFit’ avoiding obstacles such as joists or pipework, saving both time and money when potentially calling out gas or electrical engineers.
Impey are looking forward to the next date of the tour, where we will welcome attendees in Scotland to Celtic Park in Glasgow on the 14th of September to be educated in the world of wetrooms.