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19-22 September 2018 | Olympia London




The evolution of the Aquabocci R-47 Threshold Drain


The story of the evolution of the R-47 Threshold drain:

It was during a chance meeting in Kensington London, that the spark was first ignited to create the R-47 Threshold drain.
The project architect had designed stone slabs to flow from interior to exterior with the door track recessed into the stone slabs, however the project contractor believed that the water from the door track weep holes would finish up inside the house causing the timber floorboards to lift.
He had seen it happen before.
What's more, local regulation required that all flush finish door tracks need a drainage point that carries away water from the door track into ‘an actual drain’ and not just ‘somewhere down below’.

For the next 10 months the Aquabocci team set out to develop an off-the-shelf product, that would appeal to their growing audience within the design community.
The challenge was to catch water from the weep holes in the bottom of the door track, which can be anywhere between 40mm and 70mm below finished floor level.
The solution was to create a product with a double entry drainage point that would drain water from finished floor level as well as the water flowing out through the weep holes in the door track.
Based on their existing lineal design and playful component system, Aquabocci developed a fully intergratable product complete with both internal and external corner pieces.

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