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Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
on Drainage Systems
Specifications Manager

Andrew is the specifications manager at Allproof Industries. He has developed into this role after six years’ experience managing the site based education and detailing of Allproof’s custom stainless steel solutions. This has given Andrew a broad base of site experience which helps in the battle of form and function in design. Andrew aims to be the reliable link between Architect and manufacturer to further Allproof’s wide product base.

26 April 2022

Drainage in Podium Areas and What’s Happening Below

When looking across a paved area toward a drain it seems like a simple equation that surface water will be directed across this plane, through the channel and then be moved away to the stormwater. In fact, if this is a podium area or suspended slab with a habitable or dry space below, there is a lot more to consider.

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21 February 2022

Designing Form and Function into Tiled Shower Channels

The finishing touches will make the difference in modern tiled showers.

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22 November 2021

How Shower Drainage Design Impacts Subfloors

Specifying a shower area and the considerations around structure.

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27 September 2021

Level Threshold Doesn’t Need to be Difficult

Specifying a level entry doesn't need to be complex or result in compromises to functionality, performance or aesthetics. 

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26 July 2021

What is Passive Fire Protection?

Passive Fire Protection has a large role to play in protecting buildings occupants as we increasingly turn to urban intensification.

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28 June 2021

When and Where Do You Need a Floor Waste Drain?

This month's blog post addresses NZBC E3/AS1 Amendment 7 2020/21 covering common scenarios that can be affected.

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24 May 2021

Five Factors to Consider When Specifying Stormwater Drainage Systems

The primary objective of NZBC Clause E1 Surface water is to “Safeguard people from injury or illness, and other property from damage”. There are many elements which contribute towards this objective. Outlined are five key factors to consider when selecting the appropriate products for the job.

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27 April 2021

Why Specify a Tile Over Shower Tray?

Understanding the benefits of a stainless tile over tray and if it's the right solution for your project.

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22 February 2021

Designing Residential External Surface Drainage Systems in Compliance with E1/AS1 and E2/AS2

A short guide to designing an external surface water drainage system that protects dwellings from moisture while maintaining visual consistency and high performance.

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