The Buzon ALUgrate aluminium drainage system was recently specified for installation on the fifth floor decking area at the Royal Opera House’s new restaurant and open air dance training studio.
Buzon UK were commissioned to supply and install the DPH pedestal system to support the GRAD decking system supplied by Alfresco Floors. Even though the new Grad decking (including its aluminium fixing rails) was installed onto existing joists, the low build-up heights of the system ensured the finished floor level still matched the door thresholds. The Grad decking system is free draining, but Buzon ALUgrates were fitted onto the same sub-frame to reduce splash-back against the door frames.
The purpose of ALUgrate is to remove splash-back issues from water hitting the decking or paving, and in turn onto the doors or facade. The special geometry of the ALUgrate allows it to ‘trap’ rainwater, which then falls directly onto the WPM or insulation layer.
The finished deck is part of a major transformation of the Royal Opera House by Stanton Williams and has been open to the public from September 2018.