When Sussex Wetrooms was asked to design and install pedicure thrones in the treatment rooms of The Old Rectory luxury boutique hotel in Hastings Old Town, East Sussex, the team turned to Schlüter-Systems to ensure the entire scheme was water- and future-proof; after all, the two companies had worked in tandem in other projects there including two wetrooms and a free-standing in-room bath.

Adam McEwan of Sussex Wetrooms explains, “We were tasked with designing and building these beautiful pedicure thrones for a treatment room. They not only needed to be aesthetically pleasing but also functional so that the technicians could work at a comfortable height whilst having space for their equipment. We created a solid timber framework clad in marine ply then covered it with Schlüter-DITRA and Schlüter-KERDI-200 waterproofing membrane; it was all then finished with a large-format, green onyx porcelain tile.  All external edges were mitred and finished with a gloss resin colour-matched to suit the tile.  Along with installing the basins and mixer taps, we also the Schlüter-REMA system to create a concealed access panel to ensure the taps and basin wastes were accessible for servicing in the future.”

Susie Waddilove, marketing manager at The Old Rectory commented “Sussex Wetrooms is the only company we trust to look after our grade 2 listed hotel.  Adam is more than a plumber; he is a master craftsman and a consummate professional. From our initial discussion to the final product, Adam consistently demonstrates incredible design skills. His innovative approach guarantees that the finished product will be the best possible fit for our requirements.  He is utterly trustworthy, and his delivery is timely.  His wealth of knowledge is invaluable”.

Adam has been installing bathrooms and wet rooms for over 20 years, but it wasn’t until 2016 that he turned to Schlüter-Systems and he hasn’t looked back since.

Sussex Wetrooms handles around 16 projects a year and only specifies Schlüter’s comprehensive range of trims, waterproofing, underfloor heating and drainage systems.

One of Schlüter’s many advantages, he adds, is its unrivalled product portfolio: “You can give customers options on things they didn’t even realise were possible,” he says. “Schlüter offers more options than competing brands and that was one of the biggest draws for me. I don’t give customers a choice. We work to a minimum specification.”

What also attracted Adam to Schlüter was the versality of the product: “We’ve even created shaped seating in the past,” he says. “They do a product that actually flexes. And we’ve done curved walls whereas, historically, you would’ve been trying to manufacture that. “

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