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Sanicubic 1GR Helps Homeowners Turn a Boatshed Into Guest Accommodation

06 Sep 2022 by Saniflo

Sanicubic 1GR Helps Homeowners Turn a Boatshed Into Guest Accommodation

Sanicubic 1GR Helps Homeowners Turn a Boatshed Into Guest Accommodation

Sanicubic 1GR Helps Homeowners Turn a Boatshed Into Guest Accommodation

Objective: To convert an existing boatshed into guest accommodation

Challenge: Installation of a bathroom and kitchen without access to traditional plumbing

Solution: Sanicubic 1GR

The once humble boat shed is seeing a resurgence but not for its initial purpose. What was once a simple and practical storage shed is now receiving a major renovation, creating unique and enviable studio and guest accommodation.

“We are seeing a growing trend towards converting boat houses on waterfront properties in situations where people want to have added guest accommodation for friends and family, or to add to the value of their home.”

Gregory Waters, Saniflo Australasia

In order to create these unique spaces, complete with a bathroom and kitchenette, renovators need the help of a recent Saniflo product, the Sanicubic 1GR.

The latest addition to Saniflo’s Sanicubic range, the Sanicubic 1GR meets a growing need in the market – the ability to achieve plumbing in sloping waterfront properties, such as boathouses, and on rural properties where the main drainage is too far away.

“We have seen a great deal of interest in our Sanicubic 1GR as it has the ability to lift very high (up to 20m vertically) compared to our other Sanicubics. This 20m vertical lift capacity makes it ideal for those properties that slope, such as waterfront homes and boatsheds.”

Mike Alborough, General Manager, Saniflo Australasia

The Sanicubic 1GR features a powerful 2200W motor, high flow rate performance, integrated non-return valves, external hard-wired audio visual alarm, and an IP68 waterproof rating. It can pump waste water 20m vertically or 200m horizontally, or a lesser combination of both.

The Sanicubic 1 GR also incorporates an intelligent pump controller, featuring operating hours, maintenance intervals and fault logging. A clever feature of this controller is the ability to monitor power consumption & adjustable parameters that set the pump’s working volumes through the increasing or decreasing of the switching levels. The ability to adjust these parameters to suit the customers’ particular application has the ability to not only save power but extend the working life of the pump motor itself. Besides the actual operational parameters, the controller system also saves the controlling process and records any irregularities which can be displayed on the LCD screen.

After conversion, the boatsheds feature rooms such as an upstairs bedroom and bathroom, as well as a spacious kitchenette and living space at ground level with deck and enviable waterfront views. Without the help of Saniflo, the wet areas in these boatshed studios would not have been possible.

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Who are we?If Saniflo is a leader on its market today and a major actor in the sanitary field, this is thanks to its permanent will to innovate. Saniflo Group is present worldwide through its subsidiaries or distributors with a complete range of macerators, pumps, lifting stations designed for houses, collectivities and boats.History of SFA1958After starting out designing equipment for wastewater treatment plants, SFA revolutionizes the sanitary fixtures market by creating the toilet macerator. This product, the SFA Sanibroyeur, makes it possible to install toilets, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms anywhere in the house without major remodelling work.1970-1980With great success in France, SFA expands its sales throughout Europe and North America. At the same time, SFA differentiates itself from other players in the industrial sector by conducting its first television communication campaigns.1990-2000SFA becomes one of the pioneering industrial groups in France to engage in a quality certification process. Its production facilities are among the first ISO-certified factories. The SFA Group diversifies its activities while remaining focused on the sanitary fixtures sector.2000-2010SFA's culture of innovation leads to a growing diversification of products. Thus, the SANICUBIC® line is launched for lifting, and the Research and Development teams improve the SANIBROYEUR line for superior comfort. SFA becomes a household name among professionals and individual consumers alike, reaching its 50th year in 2008.2010-2018The SFA Group celebrates 60 years of innovation and continues to improve its existing lines with the UP access panel, winning gold in the 2017 Ideobains innovation contest. Still tuned in to the trends of the bathroom world, the SANIFLOOR line for walk-in showers sees its first model marketed in 2015, and then improved in 2018.


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