What is Drybase?
An advanced solution for fast reliable and cost effective installation of tiled showers. Drybase is a system comprising of:
- A one piece high strength base with integrated leak control waste
- 10mm frameless glass enclosure
- Mapei Liquid Waterproofing
Where is it made?
Drybase systems are manufactured in Australia and New Zealand, soon to be made exclusively in New Zealand.
Why Drybase vs traditional method of shower creation?
Time- Fast and easy-Both in creation time and turn around time between having it installed and being able to tile.
- Time = Money, when compared to the traditional method of tiling, Drybase is fast and easy. Both the creation time and installation turnaround times are much quicker with Drybase
- Waterproof- Superior waterproofness
- 60mm up stand
- Glass-Integrated Frameless glass system
- Channels are tiled up too-never on top of tiles.
What testing has been done on the Drybase System?
All aspects of the Drybase system have been tested. Independent testing has been carried out by CSIRO and Watermark. Adhesive testing has also been carried out by a number of tile adhesive companies. Please contact Drybase for details.
Is it safety glass?
Yes, all Drybase glass systems have the NZ/AS Safety Standard and are the highest quality toughened safety glass.
So what’s the Guarantee on a Drybase system?
Drop Effect Limited provide a manufacturers warranty of 15 years on the Drybase, 7 years on glass product and 3 years on all accessories (handles etc). On top of this Drop Effect provides an installation warranty of 7 years on all workmanship supplied by any certified Drybase installer.
How suitable are the Drybase systems for disabled persons?
Perfect. The level entry Drybase options provide an excellent way for people with limited mobility to enter and exit a shower safely whilst still having it looking beautiful. If you are wanting to have unobstructed wheel chair access then the door size will need to be a minimum of 750mm so you may need to have some custom modifications made to your enclosure. Alternatively choose one of the walk in or wet room shower options.
Does the Drybase (base) require any extra waterproofing?
No. The Drybase is a one-piece infallible watertight base and does not require any waterproofing.
What do you need to do to prepare a Drybase system for installation?
Inside the box of each Drybase is the layout instructions that you or your builder will need to review to accurately prepare the system ready for the authorized Drybase installer to complete the installation.
What sizes can I have my Drybase?
900 x 900, 1000 x 1000, 1200 x 900,1500 x 1000, 1200 x 1200, 1800 x 1000, 2000 x 1000. All come in level entry and step over hob alternatives and can be either 2 or 3 sided. Custom sized Drybase systems are also available on request.
What’s the process for the stages of installation?
Put simply the Drybase system is installed in the following sequence:
- The Drybase and waste are sent to your plumber/builder so that can correctly prepare the floor/substrate and have the waste correctly located to the base.
- An authorized Drybase installer will then install the Drybase and waste, waterproof the walls of your shower, fix into place the channels ready for your glass enclosure. This is all completed in one visit.
- Your Tiler will tile the shower enclosure.
- Drybase installer will return to fix glass enclosure into place.
Note: Level entry Drybase units into concrete floors require an extra visit between steps 1 and 2.
Do I need to waterproof outside the shower?
If you are going to purchase a walk in shower/wet room then your Tiler or Drybase installer will need to tank out the bathroom according to the NZ Building Code.
How is the Drybase fixed down to the substrate/floor?
The Drybase is very securely fixed down with a supplied polyurethane adhesive or flexible modified tile adhesive.
What’s included in the system?
Everything apart from tiles, tap ware fittings and tile adhesive.