Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has expanded its range of GRP composite pods with the development of a hybrid design to offer an enhanced level of finish for higher specification student accommodation, hotels, and apartments for market sale or build-to-rent.
The GRP hybrid pods create highly robust, low maintenance and cost-efficient bathrooms for large-scale projects which require additional design features for a contemporary appearance.
The shell structure of Offsite Solutions’ GRP pods can now be fabricated to incorporate ceramic tiles with options for completely tiled walls, inset feature walls or bands of tiles. These hybrid bathroom pods allow even more aesthetic flexibility for GRP units – with all the time and quality benefits of offsite construction.
Inset feature panels in back-painted glass or coloured acrylic can also be specified for limitless design opportunities. These panels can be applied to the shower cubicle and as a splashback above the wash hand basin and between cabinets for a modern, stylish solution. The range of colours available in glass or acrylic gives designers and developers the opportunity to vary the appearance of the bathrooms across a single scheme very cost effectively.
Applications for these hybrid shower pods include hotels, student accommodation, key worker housing, and the build-to-rent sector aimed at young professionals.
The hybrid modular units can be manufactured in a demountable configuration for refurbishment and new build schemes where there may be insufficient access to install fully assembled pods. This sectional format radically reduces work on site, and offers the superior and consistent quality of factory-built bathrooms.
A highly durable and easy-to-clean bathroom solution, GRP pods from Offsite Solutions use a unique panellised system which creates vertical walls and 90° corners. This design has greater visual appeal by avoiding the tapered walls of pods created from a single GRP mould.
Offsite Solutions has an extensive library of standardised GRP pod layouts and designs which architects, contractors and developers can draw on to save time and cost by using the repetition of the modular production process. With sufficient economies of scale, the design of the hybrid pods can also be project specific to suit the developer’s exact requirements.
The hybrid GRP pod carcass has the reassurance of a 50-year guarantee from Offsite Solutions*. Other options for GRP bathroom pods which can be also be applied to the hybrid units include:
- Vinyl floor tiles which can be laid edge-to-edge for a higher quality finish
- Cabinet carcasses which can be post-formed as part of the GRP pod, ready for the addition of door fronts
- An unrivalled choice of vanity and wall mounted cabinets
- Rain-head showers
- Glass shower screens
- Pivot or bi-fold shower doors
- Low energy LED downlights or under-cabinet LED lighting
- Electrics pre-wired to a junction box to further reduce work on site
- Thermostatic shower valves and temperature-controlled hand basin taps.
As with all Offsite Solutions bathroom pods, pre-delivery testing is rigorous and quality assurance procedures are stringent for ready-to-use installation, mitigating defects and remedial works.
Offsite Solutions offers a comprehensive and expanding range of bathroom pods to suit different building types and applications, to help improve the efficiency of construction by maximising work offsite.
In addition to the GRP and hybrid GRP pods, Offsite Solutions manufactures steel-framed pods with ceramic tiled finishes for high-end apartments, student residences and hotels; floorless pods where a continuous floor finish is required or for floors with no threshold, and concrete base pods for luxury ensuite wet rooms.
For further information, visit www.offsitesolutions.com/GRP-hybrids, call 01278 780807 or email info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)offsitesolutions.com.