A large former office block in Peterborough was acquired by leading construction firm, GKL Developments, in 2015 for conversion into much needed living space in the growing East Midlands town.
The company has specified the Kinedo Horizon cubicle from Saniflo for the en-suite bathrooms of the two bedroom apartments currently being converted in Varity House; the former Perkins Engines administration building. All 97 apartments have already been sold off-plan; highlighting the scope for conversion of older buildings into living accommodation.
Karl Hunt, Project Manager, GKL has overseen the installation of the 800 x 800 integrated cubicles into the apartments and is very happy at the solution they have provided: “The first set of cubicles went together really well and they look very modern, which suits the style of the apartments. The service from Saniflo has been excellent. We had one small item that was broken on delivery, which we accept can happen out on the road. One of the technical team came out immediately with a replacement for us to help avoid any delays. Our sales representative has also been back to check progress, which is great as it shows they care about their customers.
“This is the first time we’ve installed these cubicles and now we’re used to the process they do go in nice and easily. I can see why they’ve been specified. They save on tiling, there are no dirty grout lines and we don’t have to use silicone to make the cubicles watertight. The design of the tray and the interior glass panels ensure that there are no leaks. It is definitely quicker to fit than a standard enclosure with tiles and we believe it will minimise call backs because of leaks, which can happen in new builds.”
The deal with GKL follows hot on the heels of a contract with Larkfleet Homes; also building homes in Peterborough.