Sustainability and durability: channel body is made from 100% recycled composite, polypropylene (PP)
Combines functionality and design: simple and discreet surface slot inlet detail complements contemporary features in modern buildings and landscape design
Safety and security: narrow heelsafe slot design with non-removable parts guarantees a safe surface environment for pedestrians
Hydraulic performance: high in-take capacity and maximum interception along the channel length for efficient surface water drainage
Maintenance friendly: easy access for cleaning and self-cleansing flow within the channel body reduces maintenance requirements and costs
Impressive building with aesthetic drainage
The design concept of ECL had to be the highest of quality due to the historic application next to the Royal Albert Dock and adjacent to the World Heritage Site. The architectural look has a fully glazed double-height glass exterior that runs the entire length of the building.
Channel drainage was required for the perimeter of the building’s facades, which needed to reflect the overall structure. Slotted channels prove to be the ideal solution, as they harmoniously blend into surfaces and give an optimal aesthetic appearance.
Saline conditions require corrosion-free materials
Given ECL is close proximity to a marine environment, consideration had to be made as to what channel would withstand this type of application to avoid corrosion. The RECYFIX channel body with a stainless steel slot drain was ideal as these types of materials are corrosion-resistant.
Overall, the solution provided a perfect combination of aesthetics, durability, ease of installation and excellent performance.