Internal Moisture within buildings and ensuring that it is managed appropriately and effectively to prevent damage caused by excessive or long-term moisture build-up, is of major concern to renovators and new home builders alike.
Internal Moisture within buildings and ensuring that it is managed appropriately and effectively to prevent damage caused by excessive or long-term moisture build-up, is of major concern to renovators and new home builders alike. In terms of the NZ Building Code, it is covered under clause E3.3.6
In the past, manufacturers of shower mixers have often relied on the use of silicone to ensure water does not penetrate the shower wall lining. While this has been accepted practice, the quality of watertightness has varied by tradesperson and there has been no consistency of application across the trade.
Furthermore, the use of visible seals or two-piece faceplates (with an inner ring around the mixer body) to ensure the waterseal, has often led to a design compromise in terms of visual appeal of the shower mixer.
In light of this, Dorf undertook to design a faceplate fixing system that would satisfy the requirements of Clause E3 while at the same time would ensure an aesthetically-appealing design. The result was the Dorf SmartSeal System.
According to Dr Steve Cummings, Caroma Dorf Research and Development Manager, “The Dorf SmartSeal system has been designed to comply with the E3.3.6 requirements of the New Zealand Building Code. The system is based on a fixing plate that forms a positive seal against the shower wall lining and a wall cover plate that fits securely over the fixing plate. This all combines to give a highly effective solution.“
The benefits to the home renovator are obvious. You can have peace-of-mind regarding water-tightness in the shower and also benefit from stylish product design.
- Balance V (all pressure)
- Kytin V (all pressure)
- Jovian (mains pressure)
- Arc (mains pressure)
- Minko (mains pressure)
- Arona (mains pressure)
To view these ranges, visit the Dorf website and also check out the product videos found under “Technology” on the Home Page.
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