The selection of quality drainage is crucial not only to the well being and amenity of building occupants, but to the integrity and value of the building as a whole.
Faced with the competing challenges of today’s ultra-modern building designs, aging infrastructure and a litany of Building Code of Australia (BCA) requirements, today’s architects and specifiers must navigate a myriad of planning and regulatory hurdles.
Whilst the importance of meeting mandated compliance measures (such as BCA waterproofing standards AS-3740 & AS-4654) must not be discounted, it is crucial for any implemented solution to accord strictly with the unique built and natural landscaping features of the property. This includes provisions for adequate grading and a thorough understanding of drainage flow rates, particularly in areas prone to excessive downpours.
Moreover, all outdoor drainage projects should aim to incorporate best practice in sustainable design (encapsulated in Australia’s Waster Sensitive Urban Design, or WSUD, principles), to ensure water is discharged cleanly into sensitive catchment areas.
Few could doubt that the selection and implementation of quality drainage solutions is key to the successful functioning and durability of the built area. With a bit of research and the right advice, you can ensure a reliable and consistent drainage solution that offers not only seamless installation options, but long-term cost benefits and maximal amenity for occupants.
As one of Australia’s most respected drainage manufacturers and suppliers, Stormtech is committed to delivering the highest quality drainage solutions for today’s unique building projects.
Stormtech’s skilled specialists work closely with specifiers, architects and builders to offer tailored drainage solutions, including bespoke drawings and plans for customised drainage designs for all Australian environments.
Stormtech works proactively with plumbing advisory services to ensure drainage is not only fit for purpose, but meets stringent Building Code of Australia (BCA) compliance measures. Stormtech is also the only drainage company to have achieved GreenTag certification and to have collaborated with designers such as Marc Newson to provide genuine ‘designer’ products, won the Good Design Selection multiple times, and have also won the prestigious ICFF Editors Choice Award for product of the year in New York.
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