Grate Cares: Linear Drainage for Aged Care

An Expert Drainage Solution Tailored for Today’s Aged Care Industry

Building With Care ›

Faced with a rapidly ageing population, our over-85 population is set to triple and Australia has been overwhelmed by the demand for quality aged care services. With this greater demand comes the inevitable push to re-furbish, expand and upgrade these critical facilities.

To ensure full compliance with the federal governments Aged Care Act’s regulatory framework for care facility design and construction, the onus rests on architects and builders to not only mitigate access and mobility barriers, but to create a functional and empowering living environment for residents and staff alike

The Importance of Quality Drainage Provisions for Aged Care Facilities ›

Quality drainage is vital to building functions and to the safety, wellbeing and autonomy of its occupants. Traditional drainage solutions are ill-equipped to meet mandatory access and safety requirements of today’s aged care facilities. Step- downs, uneven floor surfaces, and high gradient falls are all-to-common features in the today’s care facility drainage areas (particularly shower spaces), yet are among the most conspicuous hazards for vulnerable residents.

Roughly one in three seniors experiencing a fall incident each year, slips, trips and fall hazards remain the most common – and avoidable – causes of injury within Australia’s aged care facilities. 

Stormtech: The Proud Pioneer of Linear Drainage Solutions ›

Linear drainage is a cutting-edge drainage solution that delivers level-plane (i.e. flush with the ground surface), ‘zero stepdown’ drainage for both indoor and outdoor applications. Unlike conventional drainage solutions, lineal designs conform to the strict accessibility requirements of the AS1428, whilst maintaining excellent drainage flow.

Stormtech drainage solutions are specially designed to eliminate the access and mobility constraints of traditional centralised drainage systems whilst making a stunning architectural statement.


Choose from our collection of White Papers produced for Stormtech products and services.


Drainage Selection Guide: 15 Common Applications Areas

The bathroom, and specifically the shower, is often thought of as the most important space to ensure good drainage. However, there are many other spaces that require consideration in relation to adequate drainage. This whitepaper addresses 15 different potential drainage application areas into clear sections, and highlights the importance of ensuring proper drainage in each area. In each section, potential safety hazards, installation shortfalls, and area-specific challenges are identified. The paper goes on to explain how in most cases, Stormtech’s linear drainage systems offer the best solution to these problems.

Compliance of Regulations and Why It Matters

The issue of non-conforming and non-compliant products affects every stakeholder in the building industry. By ignoring regulations, building professionals endanger, not only their own reputation, but also the status of the entire industry. The plumbing industry has a number of regulations that are important to adhere to. Aspects like minimum size requirements, load restrictions and accessibility are vital for the success of plumbing and drainage systems. In this white paper, we examine why it is important that everyone plays by the rules.

The Pitfalls of Investing in Low Grade Drainage

The importance of choosing compliant and conforming products in construction is regularly discussed in the media and within the industry. The most dramatic examples of the failure of substandard products – such as the Melbourne Docklands fire and the Infinity cable recall – are widely broadcast, yet the range of implications involved in choosing cheaper products remain largely underreported. For building professionals, it is important that the hallmarks of sub-standard drainage systems are easily identified so informed decisions can be made. Products demonstrating reduced flexibility can signal low quality, as they are only relevant for general applications. A cheap solution also suggests a lack of testing, or a short research and development period, which could lead to problems later down the line.    

Specifying Balcony Drainage Systems

Balcony design, and in particular drainage systems are a critical design consideration for multi-residential developments. Balconies are an external element of the building that must be properly integrated to work with the internal elements of the building. Balconies require appropriate drainage and isolation from the internal elements of the building.  

pacific bondi case study

The Pacific Bondi Case study

In December 2015 Bondi’s newest development, Pacific Bondi, was completed, taking the areas luxury living to a whole new level. To meet the requirements of the hostile beachfront environment, as well as the expected high-traffic hotel and public areas, Stormtech supplied 316 marine grade stainless steel linear drainage for the bathrooms, balconies and panoramic atrium areas.  

Guide to specify surface water management systems for pools and spa applications

Specification Guide To Pool Area Drainage

A review of specification of drainage products for architects, landscape architects and garden designers to sustainably design for high capacity water flow.

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The Experts Guide to Waterproofing

The Stormtech guide to ensuring your linear drainage waterproofing is installed correctly.

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Meet the Threshold

A Seamless Solution for Your Drainage Project

Stormtech Whitepaper

Grate Expectations

The Essential Guide for the Modern Drainage Project

Stormtech Whitepaper

Grate Cares

An Expert Drainage Solution Tailored for Today’s Aged Care Industry

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