With increased awareness of Showerdome® shower tops, there is considerably more interest coming from the commercial sector.
Since its earliest beginnings the majority of Showerdome® shower top business has been retro fit in existing domestic homes. Showerdome® shower tops have proven to be a simple and honest solution to an age old problem.
With increased awareness of Showerdome® shower tops, there is considerably more interest coming from the commercial sector. Whether that be group housing developers, spec builders, high rise apartment buildings, rental property management companies or motels the requests for information regarding supply only and or supply and fit are increasing. The benefits to each category may differ slightly, but the results are all positive.
Contact us today, to see how Showerdome® shower tops can benefit your venture. We have Showerdome® Distributors in Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch who would be more than happy to talk to you about your commercial requirements for supply, and or installation.
With everything in a tiny home being in such a close proximity – moisture reduction is a key consideration when planning. A Showerdome® shower top provides the effective barrier between the warm air in the shower cubicle, and the cooler air in the tiny house, and is incredibly efficient at eliminating the moisture at the source. We appreciate how space is at a premium when designing a tiny home, and for that reason, we’ve manufactured a ‘low-blow’ version of our small round model (R650S) specifically for the tiny house market. This lower profile dome gives all the same benefits as its big brother – and is perfect for small shower enclosures. The 1000mm blank can be trimmed down to fit any shower cubicle 710mm or larger. Instead of the standard 150mm height at the apex of the dome, the low blow R650S is only blown to 100mm. They say that the best things come in small packages – and when it comes to Showerdome® shower tops and Tiny Homes, a truer word has never been spoken.
Many property managers will comment that bathrooms in some tenanted properties do cause grief. When a Showerdome® shower top is fitted into a tenanted property shower the condensation on ceilings, walls and mirrors is eliminated. The dampness doesn’t invade the adjoining rooms and the paint work remains dry. The tenant doesn’t have to remember to open windows to ventilate and allow the area to dry out. A healthier environment for the tenant and a cost saving for the landlord as there is significantly less ongoing maintenance.
Already a large number of bathroom renovators / shower installers are Showerdome® shower top agents. Their reasoning is quite simple – by fitting a Showerdome® shower top the renovation and remodelling work they have completed is protected from damaging condensation and moisture. The customer can relax in the knowledge that the next necessary bathroom maintenance is years away.
Spec or group housing builder/developers have always shown a keen interest in Showerdome® shower tops. Initially the objection has been ‘what if the purchaser doesn’t want it’ which is a fair comment. It’s harder to take something out than it is to install it. However, we now have a growing number that insist that Showerdome® shower tops are fitted prior to hand over. It ensures that the builder has no call-backs to the property because of dampness in the bathroom. Yes, most new homes will have extraction units to deal with odour, but those units are not designed to deal with the amount of moisture created by the showers. We offer builders a trade discount, so contact us today to find out if you qualify.
This design style can mean no extraction at all due to the difficulties of cutting through an external wall membrane to run the vent outlet piping. Without a Showerdome® shower top fitted these small confined internal areas are going to deteriorate very quickly. They will typically be dark and then wet for long periods which is the ideal scenario for mould growth. For the health of those who dwell there a Showerdome® shower top should be mandatory (in our opinion). All standard model Showerdome® shower tops are blown to a height of 150mm. In high rise situations we have encountered shower cubicles that are raised up to accommodate the plumbing and waste water which then detracts from the space available above the shower frame to easily fit a Showerdome® shower top. Should this be a problem we could potentially do a ‘special’ production run of low blow Showerdomes. So before anyone decides that they will not fit – please call us to discuss all the options. We are here to assist you with problem solving.
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We have a certified installers nationwide who offer great service and complete peace of mind, and all installers will offer a guarantee of their workmanship. If you have the right tools, DIY is also an option.
Most importantly, read the detailed instruction booklet provided. Double check your measurements before attempting to cut the acrylic.
If the temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius, we suggest you attempt to warm the Showerdome® shower top either by standing it in the warmest room in the house, or next to an oil filled heater for some time prior to cutting.
Once ready to cut, you must ensure that what you are cutting to waste is fully supported while making the cut. If you allow the acrylic you are cutting away to hang down, it will cause feather cracks on the actual dome.