Thursday, 20 July 2017

Nine Elms Point – SW8

Barratt London’s flagship Nine Elms Point development in SW8 will offer 645 stunning
homes incorporated in seven attractive builidings, including two iconic towers.
Nine Elms Point is part of the high-profile, Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration
project, which will see 20,000 new homes, parks, public spaces, shopping areas,
commercial buildings, recreation areas, cycle lanes, sports pitches and its own Tube
station created in a three-kilometre stretch on the South side of the Thames.
Residents of Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point will be able to take advantage of the
extensive range high-specification options within their home, including spectactular
modern wetrooms.



Overview

The variety of properties available at Nine Elms Point range from studio apartments to penthouse suites; all specified to Barratt London’s exacting standards. With most properties boasting a balcony or terrace, taking-in views over attractive landscaped gardens, it’s easy to see how the appealing development has created an instant community feel. Spacious rooms offering open-plan living and up-to-the-minute amenities afford residents a modern lifestyle, with access to all the conveniences of the Capital on the doorstep. Barratt London worked in conjunction with Impey’s R&D team on a bespoke wetroom solution, which would give the top-of-the-range shower rooms at Nine Elms Point a stylish and contemporary finish, with supreme functionality, ideally suited to the look and feel of the development. 

Showering Solution

In keeping with the modern, high-spec development at Nine Elms Point, Barratt London was keen to specify an on-trend inear drainage channel to incorporate into the attractive, contemporary wetrooms in each apartment. The elongated width of the linear wetroom channel, meant that a standard ‘off the shelf’ product would be far too short, so Barratt London commissioned Impey’s experienced R&D team to create a bespoke product, which would enhance the look of the wetrooms, as well as effectively draining away excess water from the powerful rainforest showerheads. The team came up with an attractive design, incorporating a functional and robust floor channel drainage moulding which could be installed first and screeded in place. The polished stainless steel linear wetroom drain top, produced in three parts for ease of installation, could then be fitted on completion, to prevent any accidental damage happening on site. 

Impey’s bespoke wetroom drainage solution, designed specifically for Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point, has been fitted at every apartment at the development. 

 

The company had the option to choose from several finishes, including glass and tiled inserts, and decided upon highly polished stainless steel tops to coordinate with the contemporary wetroom design schemes at the development. 

The bespoke linear drainage channels have proved so effective that installation at other Barratt London sites is currently being considered. In addition, all the development’s wetrooms were waterproofed with Impey’s elite tanking product, WaterGuard.



Offering versatility, speed and simplicity of use, WaterGuard, a self-adhesive membrane, provided on a roll, enabled the developer to ‘fit-and-forget’, instantly offering complete peace of mind for all the development’s wetroom installations. 


“Designing a new linear drainage solution for the wetrooms at Nine Elms Point was an exciting project. The Impey R&D team engineered an attractive, multifunctional product; taking into consideration the necessity for a striking, contemporary design and ease of on-site installation in over 600 wetrooms. We brought the product in on-budget and Barratt London were very pleased with the results.”

Stephen Pelling, |
National Specification Manager
Impey



Bromford & Impey: Making a Difference



Offering residents safe and secure living arrangements, Bromford Housing Association not only builds homes, but invests valuable time and resources into every client. For over 50 years, Bromford has worked to reduce welfare-dependency and generate social value in employment, education, health and community safety; inspiring individuals to be their best.  
Bromford recently worked closey with wetroom solutions specialist Impey on a life-changing renovation of a former care home in Bourton on the Water. The renovation project saw the creation of two, modified three-bedroom houses, for two families in crucial need of new accommodation, when their previous homes could no longer be adapted to suit their changing circumstances.  
Impey donated specialist wetroom solutions to the projects, one of which allowed a safe showering space for a family whose son Jack urgently needed access a ground floor bathroom. The space has transformed the family’s life and provided their teenage son with the independence and showering freedom he was so desperate for.  

 

 




Overview
Bromford Housing Association recently created two beautiful and functional three-bedroom houses for two families with disabled members, whose homes could no longer be adapted. This case study focuses on Jack and his family, who struggled for usable space and found it increasingly difficult to allow Jack the independence he really needed. 

Now relocated into the specially refurbished property, the new living arrangements give Jack and his family essential ground floor facilities and much-needed space.  Jack has his own bedroom, with sliding doors that lead into a games room; and essentially his own level-access, spacious wetroom.




Solution

As a space which is used on a daily basis, it’s important that the bathroom is a safe and secure environment, which can be utilised with ease. For individuals who experience mobility difficulties, appropriate showering solutions need to be tailored to their specific requirements. Creation of an open plan wetroom was the perfect solution to cater for Jack’s needs. Incorporating waterproofed showering area with a level access floor, Jack’s wetroom is easy to navigate, leak free, practical and low maintenance; enabling effective use of space in a pleasant bathroom environment.

 

Product Choice

It was important that Jack’s wetroom remained light and bright and was spacious enough to accommodate his needs. Working with Bromford, Impey donated two LevelDec EasyFit wetroom floor formers, along with WaterGuard tanking membrane; which ensured that installation was quick and easy, coordinating well with the urgency of the refurbishment.

Imperatively, the LevelDec EasyFit floor former is strong and rigid, and can easily withstand a weight of up to 47 stones; catering well for a wheelchair user and their carer if needed.
Impey’s EasyFit product is well-suited to refurbishment environments, where existing underfloor obstructions like pipework or joists can be easily avoided using the revolutionary rotating drain plate. The floor former’s inbuilt 1:40 drainage gradient ensures that there is no risk of flooding or pooling and the Impey WaterGuard tanking membrane guarantees a leak-free and easily maintained showering area.
Needless to say, Jack’s life has been significantly improved by the ability to shower independently in his new open-plan, functional adapted bathroom. 



“We have worked with Impey for many years now. Their service, products and support is excellent and always to the highest standard. Consequently, we choose to work with Impey time and time again and would highly recommend their products to anyone installing a wetroom.

Tanya Everett, Aids & Adaptions Surveyor, Bromford


 

 

 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Doing Dementia Design - A Wetroom Workshop from Impey


On 14 -15 September we are proud to be taking part in the high-profile Doing Dementia Design Conference 2017. Hosted by Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance (LDAA), the specialist conference will promote the use of dementia-friendly design principles across all buildings, places and spaces. 

With a prestigious line-up of industry experts, thought leaders and academics from a wide range of relevant fields including architecture, town planning, housing, dementia research, dementia care and the NHS, there is an extensive schedule of talks and workshops relating to living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia. 

As part of the schedule of design talks, our Northern Regional Manager Bryon Chappell will be presenting an insightful workshop focusing on the creation of a Dementia-friendly bathroom.  

A key area of focus for dementia-friendly design, Bryon will be offering advice and information on level access showering options, the importance of using appropriate contrast, safe seating choices, suitable grab rail options, half-height shower doors, specialist lighting and more. There will also be an opportunity for the delegates to test some of our sample products and ask questions relating to the creation of a suitable bathroom for those with Dementia and their carers. 
 
If you are interested in the design, development, management or construction of homes, public spaces or community buildings, or if you have an interest in policy or regulation for the built environment – then you can still book your ticket for the Doing Dementia Design Conference 2017 at: www.doingdementiadesign.com. 


You can also find out more about our wide range of products suitable for dementia-friendly bathrooms or shower rooms at: www.impeyshowers.com
Similarly, if you’d like to speak to Bryon about a project you’re currently working on, he’s available to email:: bryon.chappell@impeyshowers.com


Monday, 19 June 2017

Coram Group Expands Estimating Team to Meet High Levels of Customer Demand

Coram Group UK’s Central Estimating Office has announced the recruitment of an additional administrative coordinator to work alongside the team based at the Shropshire factory site, following an increase in activity within the department.      



Coram Group UK has recruited Rebekah Edwards onto the Estimating Team at its Bridgnorth head office, to the meet the rising demand in enquiries for contract pricing across the Group’s businesses including: Coram Showers, Coram ShowerPods, Impey Wetrooms and Geesa Bathroom Accessories.

The addition of Ms Edwards to the Estimating Team strengthens the company’s overall offering and highlights their ability to provide superior customer service across all areas of the showering marketplace, including the specification sector.

Ms Edwards’ key duties will be focused on responding to customer enquiries and coordinating schedules within the Group’s Estimating Office.

Coram Group UK is renowned for leading the marketplace in new product development within the competitive showering solutions marketplace and Ms Edwards is the latest in a series of staff appointments designed to strengthen the Group’s commitment to enhancing sales strategy and capitalising on rapidly-growing demand for showering solutions across retail, specification, healthcare and merchant market-places.

Phil Cox, Group Business Development Manager said: “We are pleased to welcome Rebekah to the company. She is already proving herself to be prompt and efficient when responding to customer enquiries and we are sure that her input will help to increase yield and success within our Estimating Team.”