Civil and General Distributors are excited to provide the “Wave Grate,” a new aluminium grate which offers an affordable, high performance drainage alternative.
What is it?
Our supplier, architectural drainage designer and manufacturer, Stormtech, has launched its first aluminium grate for residential and commercial bathroom applications.
The new Stormtech Wave Grate is a superior anodised aluminium solution. It was designed and manufactured in Australia, from 100% Australian materials. Featuring a wave pattern previously unseen in the market, Wave Grate is certified under Watermark WMTS:-040:2021 to comply with the Plumbing Code of Australia. The superior design exceeds Australian Building Standards for quality and safety.
To ensure Wave Grate meets the high-performance expectations of all Stormtech products, an insulator was invented. This insulator separates the aluminium grate and stainless-steel channel which eliminates the potential for corrosion.
Wave Grate features an easy to clean grate design with either a silver, brass/gold or satin black finish. It is available in modular kits, made-to-length, and fixed length units in both uPVC and stainless-steel channels. Appropriate for use in both indoor and outdoor settings, the Wave Grate is also available in a matching square floor waste design.
Why is it so good?
Stormtech managing director Troy Creighton said Wave Grate will change the game for modern drainage. It provides architects, specifiers and industry professionals with an Australian-first solution for those looking for a high-end solution at a mid-range price.
“Wave Grate is 100 per cent Australian in every sense,” Mr. Creighton said.
“It is designed and manufactured in Australia for Australians and will give excellent performance suited to our harsh environment.”
“Everything about the Wave Grate makes life easier. It is comfortable to walk on and aesthetically pleasing as you cannot see dirt in the channel. At the same time it maintains high flow rates. It is resistant to corrosion and will never fade. The design also provides a safe wet area finish as it ‘grabs’ water using surface tension and keeps it off the grate.”
Mr. Creighton said Stormtech has been waiting to launch a wave grate design for decades.
“The extruded aluminium channel is unsuitable for sanitary drainage when used in contact with cement or concrete. While our stainless-steel grate designs are known all around the world, it was not until we had the legal and technical design problems solved to apply for the assurance of Watermark Certification, that we could finally make the Wave Grate a reality for those seeking a mid-range product with superior performance and style,” he said.