Behind the clean, uncluttered lines of the very stylish Tūranga Christchurch Central Library, is a highly efficient Marley Akasison siphonic roof drainage system.
And the beauty of it is you can’t see it.
It’s a revolutionary concealed system that rapidly drains water from a roof.
Steve Skidmore, Marley’s National Technical Sales Engineer, worked closely with Architectus and Southbase Construction to design and assist in the installation of a Akasison roof drainage system for this major project.
The Akasison system was ideal for the library as it gave the architects so much more freedom with their design.
The Marley Akasison system siphons water through small pipes installed close to the roof. These pipes can be installed horizontally with zero gradient and they can be routed with far more flexibility than traditional systems. This frees up more usable space within the building as well as giving designers more latitude.
Quite apart from the design advantages the Marley Akasison system delivers, it also stacks up for cost savings. Compared to traditional drainage systems, material and installation costs are reduced because a building requires fewer downpipes and far less groundwork. And it’s self-cleaning.
Because the Marley Akasison siphonic roof drainage system is so new and different to anything on the New Zealand market, Steve Skidmore is the man to talk to. He can offer you a Free trial of our in-house design service or he can come and visit you and determine whether the Marley Akasison system is right for your next project.
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