How Our Shower Pods Can De-Risk Your Bathroom Builds
Posted by Kevin Taylor
Installing, plumbing, and running a conventional ‘tile and tray shower’ into a new build is inherently risky. You've got the challenges of running electricity and plumbing into a tight space, while also tackling the Tetris-like task of making sure the bath, shower, toilet, and sink all fit in safely, don't conflict with each other, or cause splashback.
If your shower cubicle design has to accommodate a tight or awkward space, those risks become riskier. Constricted room to manoeuvre can make plumbing, maintenance, and day-to-day use of the room even trickier. Thankfully, there is a simple solution available that side steps the traditional problems of shower installation, and can save you time and money, too; - specifying modular, prefabricated shower pods for your next bathroom build.
How Do Shower Pods Work?
Shower Pods are made-to-order in two to four modular sections and separate door. Pods are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet different bathroom designs and layouts, from compact alcoves to large, spacious open plan designs.
The great advantage of shower pods over conventional shower cubicles is their simplicity and the way they reduce risk. They do this in two ways:
1) Lower Risk Of Leaks
First, shower pods safely confine running water inside a small, self-contained cubicle with integrated drainage, reducing condensation, and ruling out the risk of leaks. Reduced shower room condensation makes shower pods easier to keep clean than conventional showers, with less black mould growth, and fewer slip hazards. This is appealing for owner-occupiers of homes with shower pods, and is also good news for residential landlords, as it reduces their lifetime maintenance and repair bill.
2) Lower Risk Of Accidents And Theft During Construction
Secondly, and from a construction perspective, quick assembly designs ensure predictable installation schedules for contractors and developers, with fewer opportunities for project overruns, and precise quality control over leak-proofing, intakes, and building ventilation.
It usually takes under half a day with one tradesperson for a pod to go from components to a fully working, plumbed-in unit. No tiles, extra pipes, or new flooring are typically required. This reduces the number of people needed on site during the build, reducing the risk of accidents arising from tradespeople getting in each other’s way.
Additionally, the prefabricated nature of shower pods reduces the need to store large volumes of tiles and building materials on site, lowering the risk of theft. Your shower pods can be delivered to site on the day of installation, which can be scheduled towards the end of the build to avoid parts getting damaged by moving plant.
To find out more about the advantages of specifying our modular shower pods in your next bathroom build, please have a chat with one of our technical sales team, or [click here] to download our free Shower Pods Guide.
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