County Contractors is a leading, privately-owned refurbishment contractor established for over 40 years. Since its foundation in 1976 the Company has grown into today’s thriving business, and remains committed to delivering exceptional customer service.
As a long established contractor with nationwide capabilities, they pride themselves on providing high quality and value-adding refurbishment to customers across the UK.
Mark Crabtree of On The Level described this project: “On The Level worked alongside County Contractors to refurbish 160 shower rooms as part of this amazing upgrade for Marriott Hotel County Hall in London. We supplied formers which were custom made to suit the client’s needs, in this case to fit an inner wall recess.
Due to the unique tile mosaic thickness for this particular design, OTL also developed and manufactured a bespoke linear channel drain, able to accommodate the 6mm thick tiles, which could only be bedded on a 2mm tile adhesive bed.”
These custom showers also had a particularly high flow rate, so the gully provided needed to cope with up to 50 litres of water per minute – not a problem for OTL! Our liquid rubber tanking system was supplied as part of the tailored product package, providing the client with a complete, system to guarantee the perfect wet room solution for their specific project. Formers were produced in left and right hand configurations.
The Project Manager at County Contractors explains what it was like working with wet room professionals like On The Level:
The team at OTL proved their professionalism, inherent knowledge of their product and of the complications of the individuality of this particular project. From inception to delivery, and even into advice during install, they committed 100%. We were invited to view their entire manufacturing process to give ourselves complete faith in our ability to provide the client with a product suitable for roll out in such a prestigious building. This was an important, complicated project, and when it came down to it, On The Level delivered 100% in every way. They come highly recommended.
A full floor support using 18mm Marine Plywood was also made and supplied by OTL in order to provide a strong, rigid supporting surface for the former to be laid on. Testing bespoke products for quality control before they leave our factory is a matter of pride to the team here at On The Level, and below you see us testing our mock-up for this element of the project, including screwing through the former to secure it to the 18mm base.
Every detail is important to us here at On The Level, and everything must be taken into consideration before final designs are agreed. This particular design included a granite threshold mounted to the walk-in step of the shower. It was extremely important to guarantee the watertight seal at this point, so we designed, in effect, a “shoulder” into the edge of the former. This made it possible for the plinth granite section to sit onto the former, leaving a discreet finish between the black threshold and black and white mosaic tiles. The granite strip also acted as a surface to mount the single glass panel finished with a chrome trim.