Martina Landhed, Design Director of Oxford- based InStil Design, specified elegant JACKOBOARD® Curved Edge Benches Kits and a sloping Aqua Line Easy shower base with linear drain, both supplied by BEWI, when re-designing a luxury domestic bathroom.
When Sophie and Glenn Parker-Hodds approached Martina Landhed, Design Director of Oxford- based InStil Design, about re-designing their main bathroom, the brief was very clear.
They wanted a steam shower room as the principle feature – and it had to be large enough to accommodate four people so that family and friends could use it when visiting. They had initially
considered a steam pod but these just didn’t seem big or elegant enough.
Martina talked to the couple about what they wanted to achieve and all agreed that a conventional bath was not necessary and so they concentrated on achieving a luxurious and spacious steam shower room instead.
Martina’s eventual design incorporated tiled benches on either side of the space, a linear drain style tileable shower base and smoked glass panels and doors to seal it from the rest of the room.
Martina specified elegant Jackoboard Curved Edge Benches Kits and a sloping Aqua Line Easy shower base with linear drain, both supplied by BEWI.
“These features all contributed towards the look that the client wanted” said Martina. The benches are a unique design with a gently sloping seat for the water to run off and were tiled in a striking gold-veined metallic bronze mosaic (by Waxman) to reflect the colour theme of the whole bathroom. “We found the TileBacker kits very easy to build, and extremely cost-effective for this type of furniture” added Martina “and the clients report that they are very comfortable to sit on!”
JACKOBOARD® Steam and Wetroom Seating is available in a choice of three styles – square edge, curved edge (as shown) and curved edge with backrest. The kits include all fixings, adhesive and easy– to-follow instructions.
The 1200 x 900mm Jackoboard Aqua Line Easy shower base between the benches sits on a timber plinth required to meet the soil stack which is above floor level in this bathroom extension. The stainless steel drain channel cover is reversible and has been tiled to match the rest of the shower base and floor (Saloni Dolomit porcelain), further enhancing the minimalist look.
The Jackoboard Aqua Line Easy range delivers a wide choice of sizes and drain positions, with thicknesses as little as 30mm and thus provides a solution for every application – and especially for suspended timber floor situations.
Both the seats and shower base are manufactured in Jackoboard, an extruded polystyrene building board with a special polymer modified cement and fibre glass mesh coating on both sides. The material is completely waterproof, dimensionally inert, lightweight, strong and easy to cut and work with, as well as providing the ideal tiling substrate. It is fully approved by the British Board of Agrement for use in UK construction.
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