The iconic St David’s Building on the University of Wales Lampeter site is Wales’ oldest University building. Built between 1822 and 1857 the Grade II listed building has witnessed great change over the last two centuries and today houses the campus reception, accommodation, conference facilities, Founders Library, Chapel and a range of multi-purpose meeting spaces.
An upgrade to the building is due to be completed before the University’s bicentennial celebrations in 2022 and will provide the most modern facilities for twenty first century learning and teaching. Local firm J&E Woodwork was appointed to carry out the renovation work. With its own team of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters and groundsmen – who all live in close proximity of the University – the company has a brief to upgrade the building while being faithful to its architectural heritage.
Among the changes is the upgrading of the accommodation units to en-suite rooms. Daffyd Evans is a Director of J&E Woodworks and was looking for an integrated unit that avoided the need for tiling. After some initial research he approached local Builders Merchant, LBS Builders Merchant in Llandeilo for a recommendation. Based on his requested specification the Kinedo range from Saniflo was recommended as a cost-effective, time saving, yet contemporary solution and a demonstration was offered to showcase the speed and simplicity of installation. A technical engineer visited site and built a temporary unit for the J&E Woodworks team to see and, suitably impressed, 25 Kinedo cubicles were ordered including 17 Eden quadrant and 6 corner units; each featuring sliding doors.
On delivery of the initial units, a Saniflo engineer again attended and delivered a training session to the J&E Woodwork installation team. Daffyd was delighted at both the level of service delivered by Saniflo and the exceptional quality of the cubicles;
“The Kinedo Eden units were a perfect fit for the brief I gave LBS and feedback from my site team is that they go together really well and very quickly. The internal glass panels add a real touch of class but importantly the whole unit is easy to maintain and clean which was an important factor for the University. I will certainly be considering Kinedo for future bathroom projects. The service from my merchant and from the team at Saniflo was exceptional.”
Kinedo cubicles are supplied as a complete package and include showerhead, valve, handheld shower, tray, all fixtures and fittings and internal/external panels and doors. The units typically take less than half a day to install and are ready for use immediately as no tiling or silicone is required.