Insulation is in the centre of sustainable energy and is extremely important to incorporate into any renovation project especially in timber structures that are subjected to damp and draughts. Due to the high level of humidity generated in bathrooms, without sufficient insulation the substrate is extremely vulnerable to mould and fungi development that can spread and cause further structural problems.
wedi‘s wide range of products and system solutions provide a systemised insulation for wet areas, so there is no need to ensure compatibility of different brands or worry about security of the installation. wedi’s sub construction elements are not only 100% waterproof to the core, decoupling, but also have the best thermal conductivity of 0.036W/mK for tiling substrates and building boards on the UK market and can be either tiled directly onto or plastered. Unlike a moisture retardant plaster board, wedi needs no additional waterproofing or tanking, therefore reducing the number of steps in the installation process further reducing the risk of errors and leaks.
Current trend shows increased popularity of walk-in showers but when it comes to suspended timber floors, it is imperative to evaluate between different brands in order to select the best solution. wedi is always at the cutting edge of innovation, now offering two different solutions for creating stylish wetrooms on timber floors. Both the wedi Fundo Ligno and Fundo RioLigno shower elements fit and sit flush in the wooden flooring, without having to cut into floor joists or build up further floor height. With their outer edges of just 20mm and 25mm respectively, keeping safety at focus, both shower trays are fitted with a support plate on the underside reinforcing the area around the drain opening to provide unrivalled peace of mind within the moisture sensitive and ever moving timber floor. Uniquely, all wedi Fundo shower elements have a sealing set developed especially for the all-round sealing of their perimeters and a 360˚ dry-fit drain technology that offers reassurance of their use in/on wooden floors. Furthermore, to eliminate any possibility of failure, wedi offers a drain-substructure element for wooden floor installations and to aid reliable support and accurate aligning of the drain.
Sufficient insulation of bathroom floor and wall surfaces is imperative especially in wooden structures. Coupling wedi Fundo shower solutions with wedi building boards and/or wedi Subliner Dry & Flex membranes, would not only result in a CE marked walk-in shower area but also would be awarded with a full wedi system guarantee. wedi building boards are famous for their suitability to be directly bonded onto timber or metal stud frames without the need for mechanical fixing and thus save time and offer further safety through elimination of laborious sealing measures over penetrations. The wedi Subliner range, as a complement to wedi building boards, is renowned for its reliability in waterproofing and/or decoupling of bathroom walls and floors.
Arriving to the surface finish, to tackle condensation on bathroom surfaces and thus further protect against mould and fungi development, the standard wedi product range now includes seamless design surfaces that keep grout lines to the minimum thus promote hygiene around the bathroom. The brand new wedi Top Line boasts wall panelling (wedi Top Wall), pre-formed shower tray finishes (wedi Fundo Top) and pre-formed Top solutions for cladding of shower seats (wedi Sanoasa Top), niches (wedi Sanwell Top) and toilet cistern cladding for wall hung toilets (wedi I-Board Top). Every one of which is installed simply with the use of wedi 610 adhesive sealant. Their characteristics such as the antibacterial surface, warm feel and excellent slip resistance (R11) along with their natural feel makes them a perfect complement to use on top of wedi sub construction elements. Thanks to their low heat-conductivity, condensation is kept at bay on bathroom surfaces and thus the added value of precision engineered wedi solutions is further enhanced.
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