As urban populations continue to grow, so too does the need to accommodate this population, and high-rise buildings are becoming an increasingly popular method of doing so. With such high population density, these projects, in keeping with contemporary minimalist trends, seek to make the best possible use of available space. Often, bathroom and wet-area space is substituted for additional living and leisure spaces, meaning that architects and specifiers face a myriad of challenges when choosing the best products to suit the unique needs of their projects, especially in relation to wastewater management.
Luckily, plumbing and sanitary system experts, Geberit, design solutions that save space, a cost-effective, and future-proof.
Since introducing the first concealed cistern 50 years ago, Geberit has continued to innovate, expanding to a diverse range of high-performance products that incorporate common elements for maximum compatibility. Now, to meet the demands of an increasingly vertical architecture and construction industry, Geberit has developed Pluvia, a roof drainage system, and Sovent, a building drainage system. Both complement Geberit’s trade waste solutions, and emphasise cost and space savings without compromising performance.
Availing of the latest in siphonic drainage technology, the Pluvia system features a high discharge rate that significantly reduces the required number of pipes in comparison with conventional roof drainage systems. A non-sloping collector pipe is connected to fewer discharge stacks that in turn use pipes of reduced dimensions; used together, Pluvia and Sovent can offer a space advantage of up to 63% more usable space. (See e.g. Marco case study) The self-cleaning pipes are quick and easy to install in all types of roofs, including green roofs, and can discharge up to 100L/s of rainwater per outlet.
Pluvia can be paired with Sovent, a space-saving, high performance single stack drainage system. Using a patented branch inlet fitting, Sovent reduces fluctuations of pneumatic pressure inside stacks, thus preventing the siphonage of connected taps and offering a 30% increase in discharge capacity when compared with other fittings. The inexpensive fittings are ideal for use in multi storey buildings, and are manufactured from a durable HDPE plastic.
Geberit also offers concealed cisterns and flush buttons for sleek, contemporary bathrooms. With more than 60 million units installed worldwide, customers can be sure that Geberit concealed cisterns deliver discreet performance, efficiency, and sustainability in bathrooms of all sizes and designs. The 3 or 4-Star WELS rated cisterns can fit in standard 80mm walls, and are easily accessed for service or repair through the flush plate.
Alongside their suite of reliable, long-lasting plumbing and sanitary solutions, Geberit offers support and expertise at all phases of the project, offering an exceptional level of design support and detail drawings. Readily available BIM data and easy integration with Revit makes specifying and designing with Geberit products easy at any scale.
More info: geberit.com.au/spacesaving