wedi Systems (UK) Ltd
Unit 4, Mercury Park,
LANCASHIRE M41 7LY
Tel: 0161 864 2336
Fax: 0161 864 1323
Suppliers of: Building boards, Tile backer boards, floor level shower boards, construction boards, waterproof boards, Building Board Solutions
wedi has been operating with success for nearly 20 years in the United Kingdom. However, in the past few years many competitors have appeared on the UK market – prompting customers to rightfully ask the question:
Why choose wedi when there are numerous other waterproof and tileable solutions to choose from?
Unlike the other brands, wedi has been tried and tested by industry professionals for the past 34 years. The company was founded in Germany in 1983, when Helmut Wedi – a master tiler – set himself a goal to develop high-quality but above all practical solutions for tradesmen which provide real added value in their day-to-day work. His goal became the philosophy of his company and made his family name into a worldwide-known brand. Today, wedi operates in 36 countries worldwide, including the United States, which despite having one of the most diverse markets in the world, has just given a home to wedi’s newest manufacturing plant to be able to cope with the demand.
The system safety that wedi guarantees as well as the straightforward and time-saving installation takes centre stage, while the feedback received from their customers provide the basis for further developments of wedi’s products, systems and services.
The core of wedi’s building board – which forms the basis of all of their tileable elements - is a high-density extruded polystyrene foam that is 100% waterproof to the core and extremely robust while at the same time it is also lightweight. Its cement coated surface forms an incredibly strong and stable base for adhesive thanks to the integrated fibre mesh fabric, making it an ideal basis for any type of plaster and tile.
What sets wedi aside from other tileable solutions on the market is that its products also provide fantastic insulation, therefore save on energy costs and provide long-term protection against mould and fungus. What’s more, due to their A+ labelling – according to German and European regulations and laws – they are also non-hazardous and low-emission products.
Whatever the project - renovation or new build, wooden or concrete construction, wetroom, bathroom or wellness you will find a variety of suitable elements in wedi’s extensive product range. The key to the success of the wedi brand is that their products are well thought out and well made: 100 % secure - signed, sealed and guaranteed by wedi.
wedi BUILDING BOARDS can be applied to practically any substrate and are also suitable for use as an added insulation underneath underfloor heating. They are available in a wide range of formats:
- standard building boards - 600mm wide panels are available in many thicknesses ranging from 4mm to 100mm.
- XL building boards - 900mm wide panels - simplifies installation by reducing joint transitions.
- XXL building boards - 1200mm wide panels - free standing and stable, ideal for use as a partition wall.
- Construct boards are shapeable and flexible boards to create curved forms.
- Vapor boards are vapour proof boards for constantly humid areas such as steam rooms.
wedi FLOOR LEVEL SHOWERS (Fundo range) are not only tileable and 100% waterproof but also unique in their thermal properties which provide added insulation, hence resulting in warmer tiles under foot. What’s more, all elements have a factory-integrated pre-defined even slopes, are load-bearing and wheelchair accessible.
- Point drainage: available with 3 different drain locations (central, corner or end) the Fundo Ligno especially designed for wooden floors and the standard Fundo Primo available in a wide range of sizes.
- Linear drainage: the Fundo Riofino featuring 300mm central channel and the Fundo Riolito neo with close to wall channels in various lengths (300-1100mm) also available in a vast number of standard sizes, both with wedi’s brand new channel drain technology, featuring 360º pipe direction!
- Integrated drainage: available in a wide range of sizes, the Fundo Plano & Fundo Integro with a classic ’point’ design and the Fundo Plano Linea with a sophisticated linear design.
The wedi Fundo design concept also combines creative lines with natural forms offering ’designer showers’ with point drainage such as the Fundo Trollo (round shape) or the Fundo Nautilo (shell shape) with optional wall elements with or without the supply channels, enabling free-standing showers even in the middle of the room!
wedi DESIGN ELEMENTS offer design and functionality at the same time to help give the bathroom that special touch. These products range from new shower seatings - Sanoasa Benches 1-4 and Sanoasa Corner seats - and wedi Niches (4 different sizes), to the well-known Mensolo range offering L and U shapes perfect for pipe cladding or as tileable shelving.
A new innovation from wedi is the new wedi Fundo Top - a ready-to-fit cover perfectly adapted to the slopes and dimensions of their most popular ranges: Fundo Primo, Fundo Plano and Fundo Riolito neo. A contemporary, seamless elegant alternative to traditional tiling, it is made from a 6mm thick mineral material and available in 4 different (full-body) colours: white, beige, grey and anthracite.
wedi’s standard product range also spans into WELLNESS PRODUCTS which can be used - of course - in shower or bathroom areas as well. The Moltoromo modular wall system gives the freedom to create versatile, free-standing wall configurations, such as curved and angled solutions or sinuous lines to add that design led effect to any area, while the Sanbath bathroom furniture range with its elegant shapes continue complementing the wedi Sanoasa Bellina & Comoda modular benches and the versatile wedi Loungers which are available with or without integrated heating.
All wedi elements are designed to interlock and work with all other wedi system components and a long list of accessories, that truly complete the installation and waterproofing system.
The wedi product systems have their own BBA certification showing that they satisfy the construction guidelines and regulations for the United Kingdom and are also tested and approved as sealing systems for wetrooms, thus awarded with a CE mark.
wedi is proud of its outstanding TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES, offering customised building solutions for wellness projects as well as a bespoke service to create elements based on individual specifications such as special shower elements, footbaths, fountains, steam cabins or whirlpools to mention only a few.
Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the wedi website or via the BPi Download Library.
wedi - Green foundations with a blue core
In the region of 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and 30 per cent of all resources used are related to the building sector. Building with relevant and sustainable solutions is one of the critical factors in order to combat ever decreasing resources in a world with an ever increasing population.
Whether it be a private or commercial property, sustainable building combines the interests of all involved under economic, environmental and social aspects. Wouldn‘t it make sense to take not only the building costs but also the running costs of a bathroom over its entire lifetime into consideration? Shouldn’t the wellbeing of the installer and every other partner coming in contact with building materials be as much of a concern as the end user’s? How can the service lives of construction materials be extended?
The protection of the environment and the world‘s natural resources is the basis for sustainable business development. wedi’s aim is to provide such solutions that not only meet our clients’ needs but also in keeping with our responsibility to deliver sustainable solutions that make sense for everyone.
Building materials will be present in buildings for decades meaning that the choice of material should be given careful consideration. Environmental Product Declarations show a product’s choice. The components of wedi products, the XPS foam core, the cement coating and the glass fibre reinforcement, already have their own EPDs.
wedi combines many aspects of sustainable building such as the most limited VOC emission levels in internal areas or energy efficiency thanks to effective heat insulation (0.036WmK), but the most important aspect is longevity: a guaranteed system safety provided through the unrivalled diversity of wedi’s product range, 100 per cent waterproof modular elements that interlock with one another and with wedi accessories forming the famous wedi system – a floor to ceiling one-step solution without the need for additional tanking. Hence the use of wedi systems results in significant reduction of running costs while also drastically reducing the amount of time needed for the project as well as the calculated costs through perfect handling.
The health of those working with our products is important to us here at wedi! Our products produce very low dust levels when worked on and thanks to being lightweight are easy on people’s back thus wedi contributes to a healthier and safer working environment.
wedi is ISO50001 certified and also certified as an EcoProfit operation since 2007. We are committed to the environment even during the manufacturing of our products and systems as well. wedi uses an environmentally-friendly propellant agent for the XPS hard foam, thanks to our granulation plant we have been constantly increasing the recycling rate of our manufacturing waste and today, the blue hard foam of wedi products contains 25 per cent of recycled material. Through the consistent modernisation of the entire machinery and plant as well as the heating and compressor systems, we effectively save energy and constantly improve the CO2 balance. Part of the power required for internal consumption is produced by the company’s own photovoltaic system and this is combined with green electricity from 100 per cent renewable sources.
Of course, when planners and contractors think about sustainable building, the terms energy efficiency, water consumption, heating-cost reductions or reduced environmental burden are what jump to mind. These are important topics obviously, but sustainability means more than just energy saving. Bathrooms for life, barrier-free living are just as important for wedi as the conservation of our resources or the continuous optimisation of our manufacturing process. Bathrooms with timeless design and quality excellence ensure that materials are used throughout the life of the building. wedi lasts for decades – our substructures provide fundamental basic requirements and also create enduring value as a result. When it comes to floor-level shower systems, wedi is the market leader in offering the highest flexibility when designing individual and barrier-free bathrooms.
wedi is flexible like life itself. Even with the most farsighted planning, the unexpected can happen. The versatility of wedi products allows for subsequent changes with little effort. The wedi building board allows new partitions, wash basins and shelf systems to be easily installed thus enrich wet rooms and bathroom areas with practical and stylish solutions. For the end user this means a sustainable quality-of-life each and every day!
For more information on wedi®, please call 0161 864 2336, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wedi.co.uk.
wedi - Fully tanked, one-step solution that lasts decades
Fully tanked, one-step solution that lasts decades
When choosing tileable construction elements, common sense dictates to look for products that provide protection against mould and fungus, offer 100 per cent watertightness, thermal insulation as well as decoupling and at the same time are also ready-to-tile. Such products not only provide peace of mind but also reduce installation time and efforts resulting in trouble-free interaction of all trades working on site.
Design diversity, versatility and practicality are also important factors in selecting the right solutions, so that there are no restrictions in achieving the desired style/individual design while also allowing last minute changes should there be any unexpected issues on site.
Founded by a master tiler Helmut Wedi in 1983, wedi understands the needs of the industry. The standard wedi product range evolved into its current form through listening to the needs of its clientele, providing them with solutions and using their feedback to further develop the existing range of products and solutions.
From tile backer boards in standard or flexible formats or pre-formed cladding solutions for baths and pipes, through shower elements in countless sizes and many different designs or a multitude of practical elements such as ready-to-fit partitions, niches or benches, to wellness elements such as steam baths, loungers, creative wall solutions or ready-to-fit bathroom furniture – every wedi product is designed to interlock with one another including countless accessories such as sealing and decoupling membranes, acoustic products or vapour solutions for example, providing a full system solution from one manufacturer.
Engineered with German precision and manufactured with 100 per cent renewable energy, wedi products are unbeatable when it comes to their quality, versatility, longevity and how easy and safe they are to work with.
Thanks to characteristics such as extremely low weight, waterproofness to the core, high loadbearing capacity (vertically 133kg/m²) or thermal insulation (0.036 WmK), wedi is a one-step solution. Furthermore, unlike cement board for example, wedi creates very little dust when cut/worked on thus provide a safe working environment for contractors.
Recently introduced to the market, the wedi Top series is the first ‘visible’ solution in the wedi product range. Whether it be a bath cladding, wall surface or a shower floor, there is a seamless design surface to fit the purpose. Both natural stone and classic mineral surfaces are extremely easy to cut allowing for the creation of individual patterns thus extensive freedom in design. As a modern alternative to the classic tiled look, thanks to the antibacterial finish and the absence of grout lines, these design surfaces promote hygiene across the whole bathroom and at the same time, thanks to their low heat conductivity, further enhance the thermal insulation properties of backing wedi elements.
The design diversity of the wedi product range together with the customisable, modular nature of its elements provides unparalleled design freedom for specifiers.
For more information on wedi®, please call 0161 864 2336, email email@example.com or visit www.wedi.co.uk.