Opening up your floor plan for a ‘Bathroom Anywhere’.
Adaptive reuse has become a buzzword in the architect world as the climate crisis and housing crisis worsens, but in simple terms its making the most of existing buildings such as converting office blocks into city centre housing.
We believe that this use of buildings is destined to become even more important in the future, reconfiguring spaces to meet evolving needs, emphasising quality, comfort, and the integration of cutting-edge technologies. Whether the task involves adding a new bedroom, creating a functional home office, or transforming a historic structure into a modern office space, architects are harnessing their creative prowess to craft captivating environments – often without the need for costly demolitions. This transformative trend in architecture truly allows for the creation of “bathroom anywhere” to meet the evolving demands of modern living.
However, amid this wave of architectural ingenuity, one persistent challenge leaves designers scratching their heads—the seamless integration of a bathroom anywhere. Traditionally, adding a restroom involves breaking through slabs, walls, and floors, intricate plumbing work, and significant investments of both time and money. But there’s an alternative, one that architects and builders are increasingly turning to: the Saniflo macerating pump system—a versatile, cost-effective solution that allows for the creation of complete or half bathrooms in virtually any location.
The Macerator: A Modern Marvel
At the heart of this innovative system is the macerator, a device ingeniously attached to toilets, sinks, and showers. Its rapid-rotating stainless steel cutting blade is the unsung hero, efficiently transforming solids and fluids into a fine paste, ready for discharge under pressure through narrow-diameter pipes.
Here’s how it works:
Trigger the flush, wastewater gracefully flows into the macerator.
As the water level rises, a surge of pressure activates the device, starting the stainless steel blades.
The effluent embarks on its journey – pumped to the soil stack or septic tank through a single, slender-diameter pipe (¾ inch or 1 inch) – a much simpler fit for on-site installation.
Where Freedom Meets Functionality
The true magic of this system lies in its adaptability. It can be effortlessly installed on any finished floor of a building, strategically placed wherever it best suits the layout—no floor excavation or cumbersome installation of sewer branches required. The only piping you’ll need is for water supply to the various fixtures and a single sewer outlet discreetly positioned at the rear of the unit, collecting waste from sinks, showers, and the toilet. With this technology, you can have a fully functional bathroom up and running in just half a day’s work.
Saniflo’s Sanispeed: Tailored for Commercial Excellence
For commercial ventures, especially those demanding a vertical lift capability of up to 8 meters, Saniflo offers the Sanispeed maceration system. This powerhouse solution stands out for its adaptability, boasting two different pan connection options, making it an ideal choice for a diverse range of applications. Its compact dimensions allow it to be discreetly concealed, whether it’s tucked away behind the toilet or within bathroom furniture. Even when visible, its unobtrusive design harmoniously integrates with the aesthetics of the room.
Safety and Peace of Mind with SaniAlarm
In the realm of accident prevention and leak safeguarding, Saniflo introduces the SaniAlarm “Plug and Play” interlock system. Developed in response to the growing demand for pumps in commercial office space conversions, this feature ensures flood protection in the event of a power failure. Armed with a loud, unmistakable alarm and a solenoid valve strategically positioned in the water supply, it promptly shuts off any incoming water, effectively preventing flooding and safeguarding your residential or commercial space.
So, if you’re an architect or builder looking to unlock new possibilities in architectural design and adaptability while sidestepping the complexities of traditional bathroom installations, consider the Saniflo macerating pump system. It’s the game-changer that allows you to seamlessly integrate bathrooms into your designs, unleashing a world of architectural innovation. Go modern and add a bathroom anywhere.
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