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Create a flush finish in open areas

Channel drainage in anodised aluminium keeps the aesthetic clean and minimalist at a luxury property in Sydney, Australia

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Aquabocci's S66 channel drain (left, along the balustrade) and A30 low profile drain (right, along the sliding door channel).
Aquabocci's S66 channel drain (left, along the balustrade) and A30 low profile drain (right, along the sliding door channel).

Channel drains, also known as trench or linear drains, can remove large volumes of driving and pooled rainwater more quickly than standard point drains.

Unlike point drains, channel drains have long removable grates containing multiple points of drainage. 

They are designed to sit flush with the floor and offer architects a pleasing minimalist aesthetic. Channel drains can be specified to blend in with their environments or to stand out with unique patterns in the openings.

Case study: Aquabocci low profile channel drains for flush finish balconies

Aquabocci channel drains have been installed throughout this luxury residential project in Sydney, Australia, which required a flush finish between inside and out. 

An Aquabocci A30 low profile drain in black anodised aluminium was installed along the sliding door track on the balcony. It acts as a barrier drain to stop water from passing into the living room.

The balcony's terrazzo tiles slope away from these doors, directing rainwater away from the property to an Aquabocci S66 channel drain that runs along the foot of the glass balustrade. The S66 drain is anodised in GT Silver to complement the terrazzo slabs.

  • Aquabocci's A30 low profile drain on the balcony.
    Aquabocci's A30 low profile drain on the balcony.
  • Aquabocci's S66 channel drain on the balcony.
    Aquabocci's S66 channel drain on the balcony.
  • Aquabocci's A30 channel drain in GT Silver on the roof of the property.
    Aquabocci's A30 channel drain in GT Silver on the roof of the property.
  • Aquabocci's A30 low profile drain outside the bathroom.
    Aquabocci's A30 low profile drain outside the bathroom.
  • Aquabocci's S66 channel drain with pivot door at the entrance to the property.
    Aquabocci's S66 channel drain with pivot door at the entrance to the property.
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The A30 was chosen because the balcony is fully covered, which reduces the amount of rain hitting the windows and door track. This is the best way to drain a terrace or balcony area when you have a flush finish from the living room to a covered patio or balcony. 

If the terrace was not fully covered, a fully flush threshold drain would have been selected, such as Aquabocci's R-47, which features a membrane and side entry, allowing the door track weep holes to drain into the groundwork pipes.

The same terrazo slabs were specifed for the bathroom floor and integrated sunken bath. The room opens out on to the balcony via a sliding door with an Aquabocci A30 low profile drain installed along the track to stop rainwater from passing into the bathroom.

On the roof, the honed terrazzo slabs have been installed in a sloping V-shape to direct the water towards another Aquabocci A30 channel drain in GT Silver. The anodised aluminium grate is hardwearing, ideal for areas with sun exposure, and will not rust or tea stain around salt water.

At the entrance to the house, a 66mm wide x 43mm deep Aquabocci S66 channel drain was specified to match the large Black anodised aluminium pivot front door. 

Aquabocci specialises in low profile drainage channels and door threshold drainage channel products for use in any application where water needs to be drained quickly, including balconies, patios, driveways, swimming pools and wet rooms.

The company's R-47 flush threshold drain is available in three models: R-47, R-47 Low Profile and the R-47 X Blade Threshold Drain, winner of a Red Dot Product Design Award 2019, which recognised Aquabocci as a leader in sliding door and bifold drains.

For more information and technical support with your project, visit aquabocci.co.uk

Contact:
020 3697 1252
salesuk@aquabocci.com


 

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