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John and I both recall having learned an awful lot about the industry while being shown around the Geberit stand as newcomers by Sara Johnston at KBB Birmingham 2010, so it was lovely to catch up with her again when she joined her colleague Victoria Willis 'on the tour' this year. And once again there was lots to see...
Something we loved was the Touch-less Flush...
Effortlessly combining design, comfort and hygiene in the contemporary bathroom or washroom, the new Sigma80 touchless flush plate has all three in abundance, creating a design focal point in the most stylish of ways.
In standby mode no lights are visible on the Sigma80; it is activated as soon as movement is detected. Simply wave your hand in front of the shorter light on the right for a single flush and longer light on the left for a full flush. After giving visual feedback in the form of the coloured light effect when the toilet is flushed, the plate automatically returns to standby mode when the user leaves the room.
Featuring the very latest touch-free dual flush technology, the Sigma80 has brains as well as beauty, as the flush plate has a self-learning sensor that will recognise how the users use the WC and learns about its surroundings. What's more, because it has a touchless operation, it is supremely hygienic and its striking good looks are never spoilt by unsightly fingermarks.
Requiring a mains power connections, the Geberit Sigma80 is available in either black or mirror glass and offers five different design options as the light behind the glass can be changed in colour to tone with the bathroom to dramatic effect - wonderful for those that like to have everything colour co-ordinated!
Suitable for semi-public and domestic applications, the Sigma80 flush plate is simple to install using Geberit's tried and tested components and is suitable for use with the manufacturer's Sigma concealed cisterns (UP320 and UP720).
Victoria explained that while an automatic flush ensures the toilet is always left clean when used in a commercial setting, the default settings can be easily adjusted during installation to suit the needs of domestic customers.
Further symbolising the next generation of flush plate technology and design, Geberit has launched Sigma01 as a modern take on one of its most successful models, the Samba.
Just as with its predecessor, the Geberit Sigma01 is available in a total of 13 different colour options including white, gloss chrome, matt chrome and black, enabling it to blend seamlessly into the overall design of the bathroom or stand out to create an instant style statement.
The two overlapping circles within the flush plate require just a gentle push to operate the desired flush volume of the WC, not only helping households to save water but also offering inclusive design in the family bathroom. The design of the plate and the flush actuators makes it easy for the user to identify the flushes, with the large button activating the full flush of six litres and the smaller one activating the single flush of just three litres.
Versatile, durable and simple to use, the Sigma01 flush plate is easy to install and designed for use with Geberit's Sigma concealed cisterns (UP320 and UP720). The only visible part of the Geberit Duofix frame once installed, the Sigma01 translates the timeless design of Samba into today's design language, reflecting the current trend for minimalism and simplicity in bathroom design.
The Sigma01 flushplate is compatible with Geberit's insert for in-cistern blocks. Compared to toilet bowl rim hangers, in-cistern blocks have the benefit of not being seen yet their refreshing effect is enjoyed on every flush.
The range also includes two models for urinal flush control.
Sara told us that with the trend for wetroom-style showering environments becoming ever more popular in domestic bathrooms, Geberit has extended its wetroom drainage offering with the new 'mini' Duofix shower frame H50.
Suitable for both screeded and wooden floor installations, the highly innovative draining system offers a discreet alternative to conventional drainage systems, with the drain integrated into the wall. The only part of the system you see is the discrete design cover available in a choice of finishes to blend seamlessly into the any bathroom surroundings.
The Duofix shower frame H50 features a clever sealing system to ensure the area is fully leakproof and has a highly reliable drainage system, with the outlet body capable of absorbing up to 0.85 litres of water per second. The removable hair trap makes cleaning and maintenance a simple task.
Also in the range is the Geberit Duofix shower frame H130 for screed installations and features fixing points for taps controls.
Finally there was the new DuoFresh odour extraction system that fills the room with pure fresh air after every use.
Incorporated into the company's existing Duofix framing system for wall-hung sanitaryware, DuoFresh is simple to install with fixings that installers will already be familiar with, but now has the added benefit of a built-in odour extraction to help keep the air fresh and clean!
Integrated into Geberit's stylish Sigma40 flush plate, the unit extracts odours from inside the WC pan and purifies the air through carbon filters before release. Extremely effective and highly user friendly, DuoFresh is ideal for small bathrooms, ensuites or cloakrooms which have minimal natural air flow.
The Sigma40 flushplate features Geberit's innovative insert for in-cistern blocks, providing the dual benefit of cleanliness as well as freshness. Compared to toilet bowl rim hangers, in-cistern blocks have the benefit of not being seen yet their refreshing effect is enjoyed on every flush.
DuoFresh helps to enhance the minimalist look that wall-hung sanitaryware works so hard to create, with no need to clutter up the bathroom with cans of air freshener as everything needed to bring fresh air into the area around the WC is hidden behind the wall.
Duofresh is good news for the eco-conscious homeowner, as not only does it eliminate the need for ozone destroying air fresheners, but it is also designed for use alongside Geberit's Sigma dual flush concealed cistern, so it has water-saving credentials too. Plus it ensures that valuable heat is kept in the bathroom as a window does not need to be opened to ventilate the room.
Available in either white, black or umbra glass finish, the Sigma 40 flush plate offers the ideal hiding place for the extraction unit, offering a stylish finishing touch to any bathroom setting.
While the benefits for the homeowner are numerous, DuoFresh has advantages for installers too, enabling them to use Geberit's tried and tested tool-free Duofix frame, while the unit itself works independently from any other ventilation systems in the room so it takes no time at all to fit.
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23rd March 2012