Spotless bathrooms with a funky modern feel are a key selling point of a modern new hotel in one of London’s buzziest neighbourhoods. M&E contractor Flo-Heat used a wide range of products from the new Multikwik range of concealed bathroom frames to fit wall hung suites easily and quickly at the new Qbic Hotel in the Brick Lane quarter.
The new 171-room Qbic hotel has been converted from an old office building. The main contractors, AJ Contracts were given a brief to carry out the work quickly, efficiently and with as little impact on the environment as possible. The rooms are all futuristic in design and feature a compact, cube-shaped ‘living box’ called a Cubi – an integrated furniture and room layout, including the bathroom. With a high volume of bathrooms to complete, and the tight timescales demanded by the client, Flo-Heat looked for a frame system that would combine high quality, and speed and simplicity of installation.
Flo-Heat specified over the frames for hanging wall hung WCs and basins along with the associated flush plates, plus soil and waste pipes and fittings. The system was installed in a tight timescale to meet the hotel’s opening date. “The frames went in with no problems and the finished results are really impressive,” comments Flo-Heat’s engineer. “We liked the way that everything we needed for each installation came in one box so we were able to control stock on site easily and keep wastage and losses to an absolute minimum.”
The Multikwik Sanitary Systems range of concealed bathroom frames offers installers a simple, innovative and straightforward way of installing modern wall-hung sanitary suites. The range – designed with simplicity, versatility and style in mind – offers installers a comprehensive range of frames, cisterns, flush plates and infrared kits for any installation from one single supplier.
As well as facilitating the installation of clean, modern sanitaryware designs which are a hallmark at the Qbic development, Multikwik Sanitary Systems offer the opportunity to hide many obtrusive and unsightly pipes and fittings, maintaining the scheme’s deluxe finish.
The comprehensive range 820mm and 1185mm frames features a module for every type of bathroom fitting, including WCs, urinals, bidets, baths, showers and special needs fittings. The frame system is complemented by the Multikwik range of compact and concealed cisterns and a wide range of flush plates and cover plates including vandal-resistant stainless steel versions. Touch-free infrared technology is also incorporated into the range. Dual flush systems provide water-and money-saving benefits.
Multikwik connectors are available from good builders and plumbers merchants nationwide. Installers can find their nearest Multikwik stockist by visiting www.multikwik.com. Full details of the Multikwik range, along with comprehensive, downloadable literature, case studies, and technical information can also be found on the company’s web site or by calling 01622 852654.