Plan with style
Freedom of design for rainwater management with high design standards
Integrate functional components
It's all about the detail: We're talking about functional components that perform their actual task underground. Nevertheless, the water falls on the surface and must first be collected and drained from buildings. Because standing water would cause damage to facades or the insulation, puddles on adjacent sidewalks or traffic areas would impede pedestrians or other road users. That must be avoided. There is a large number of channels for special drainage tasks to choose from. For example, Hauraton developed the Dachfix Steel range for facade drainage. Channel ranges made of stainless steel, KTL-coated cast iron or plastic offer special advantages because they are extremely resistant to corrosion.
Securing the building fabric – elegance included
As necessary as channel systems are for the safety of the building structure, there are also optical requirements for their appearance. This is where design comes into play. The covers for the corresponding drainage channels remain visible on the surface. They contribute to the character of the architecture and should at best take up the design language of the building and continue it on the outside. In addition, they have to keep their appearance permanently in order to be able to set the desired accents. Because the open spaces in the outdoor area are also part of the overall scenario of architectural systems and require long-lasting quality.
Freedom of design in terms of material and shape
The wide range of Hauraton covers for channels offers something for every taste. This is supported by the variety of materials as well as striking, elegant or particularly subtle designs. Due to the properties, stainless steel, KTL-coated cast iron or plastic are suitable materials. Stainless steel scores with high flexural strength and is very resistant to corrosion. The generic term stainless steel summarizes different alloys that can also be easily formed and processed for channel covers. The surfaces offer a noble appearance and remain permanently attractive.
Geometric features often also have to be taken into account. Hauraton's many years of experience with complex project requirements have shown that the combination of individually manufactured solutions with standard products makes economic sense. At the same time, curved lines and flowing shapes can be realized. This applies both to extravagant longitudinal bar gratings such as the new Filigree cover and to slotted covers such as the current range with a nominal width of 200 millimeters. However, stainless steel is only one possible material that can be used to create extraordinary designs.
stability and elegance
Cast iron covers are common for channels and are part of the standard range. Elegant forms are also possible with this material, which is demonstrated by the cast longitudinal bar gratings or the Metropolis cover design. With the KTL-coated surface in black or in a galvanized version, they have proven themselves as design covers for architecturally demanding projects. Hauraton uses the high-quality material nodular cast iron for these types of covers. The so-called cast iron with spheroidal graphite scores with particular stability and achieves a high level of ductility.
Outstanding color accents are possible with the Fibretec design slotted gratings made of corrosion-resistant plastic. The palette ranges from many different nuances from “water”, which stands for a calm blue, to “brick” for a rusty red, to “sun” for a radiant yellow.
In order to establish holistic rainwater management, rainwater should be cleaned and returned to the groundwater on site. The right solutions for this can be optimally combined with the systems mentioned. It is best to think about viable concepts right from the start of project planning. It is therefore advisable for architects to call in Hauraton's experienced specialists in the early planning phase.
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