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 - starts a firework of innovations in 2020
New: tileable drain cover for point drainage and channel frame for linear drainage
wedi starts a firework of innovations in 2020
When it comes to developing new intelligent solutions for individually designing modern bathrooms and wellness areas, the system provider wedi is well ahead: numerous innovations for making installations easier, increasing bathroom safety and providing visual highlights are expected from the Emsdetten company in 2020.
“We came to the surface with our new products for the first time in 2019 and so became visible for bathroom and spa users. We’re continuing this trend in 2020,” explained managing director Stephan Wedi. That means that the wedi Top line, introduced for the first time at BAU 2019, has been expanded and now offers extraordinary surface designs in five stylish colours and textures. In addition to Pure White, Stone Grey and Carbon Black, the selection of colours now also includes Sahara Beige and Concrete Grey. The range consists of custom-fit surfaces for flush-to-floor shower elements, selected wedi design and functional elements, as well as attractive wall and surface cladding. In addition, custom fit, prefabricated design surfaces for niches and benches have been developed in the Sanwell Top niche and wedi Sanoasa Top bench 3.
The I-Board Top is wedi’s high-quality design solution for front-wall installations with prefabricated recesses for assembling and installing the WC ceramics. Thanks to reinforcements incorporated in the factory, the use of plaster and mosaic tiles is now possible with immediate effect in the I-Board Plus range in addition to tiling.
wedi’s surface design stands out
New in the range: the wedi Sanoasa Shine wellness lounger. The high-quality furniture is delivered completely ready and can be used inside or outside. In a multi-layer process, varnish and a protective coat are applied to the substructure and customers can choose from around 200 shades. There’s also a large selection when it comes to the substructures: the lounger is available in five different shapes. In bathroom furniture, the self-supporting wedi Sanbath wash basin is now available with line drainage which can be adjusted to the customer’s wishes.
Elaborate system with persuasive details
There is now even more creative freedom with the Fundo Ligno, wedi’s flush-to-floor shower element which is specifically used for wooden beams: only available with a point drain until now, wedi is now introducing a solution with drainage channels for the first time – the Fundo RioLigno, which is just 25 mm thick. For even simpler installation, you can now get a practical substructure element for the wedi drain systems to be used, which is ideal for installation between wooden beams and provides the perfect location for the drain.
With the new sound insulation mat, wedi Nonstep ProS has a material thickness of just 9 mm to fulfil not only the minimum requirements (DIN 4109) but also the increased sound insulation requirements (VDI 4100). The flush-to-floor shower element Fundo Plano has also been optimised, meaning that the tile thickness can be adjusted almost “infinitely” and that the odour trap runs more smoothly.
New building board solutions
The range of Vapor building boards has been expanded for rooms which are continuously exposed to particularly high humidity levels. The wedi Vapor 85 building boards are an ideal base for tiling with a pre-installed vapour barrier, which has a particularly high sD value, the relevant value for determining vapour permeability. This includes a new sealant: wedi 620.
The wedi PreLine is new in the range of building boards. The pre-milled element has been furnished with recesses for installing a warm-water heating system. The product is available in four different thicknesses.
wedi Tools enable simple installation
As the company is always in close contact with specialist engineers, we know about their needs. To make installations easier, wedi has put together a wall sealing set. It includes all the products required to seal the wall of a shower: sealing membranes, sealing tapes, sealing gaiters and sealing grout. The second tool recently developed by wedi is a cut-resistant tape, which also supplements the wedi system accessories and protects the seal in the event that the expansion joint needs to be replaced.
wedi - Tileable drain cover for point drainage and channel frame for linear drainage
New: tileable drain cover for point drainage and channel frame for linear drainage
Expansion of the range in the field of drainage
Whether it’s a new build or a renovation – the modular system from wedi GmbH opens up a wide variety of options in bathroom design. In the field of flush-to-floor showers, the Fundo shower systems offer planners, installers and clients a particularly large amount of freedom. wedi is now expanding these in terms of design with two simultaneously elegant and practical new products: a tileable drain cover for point drainage and a channel frame for linear drainage.
Drain Cover 7.1
Tiles and drain “as one piece”: specifically, the Fundo shower elements with point drainage can now be tiled with the tile of your choice for the first time with a new drain cover.
Fundo channel frame
A stylish transition between the shower element and the drainage channel: For the first time, wedi is offering matching channel frames for the channel covers for wedi Fundo shower elements with linear drainage. They are available individually, as well as in a set with the matching standard channel cover.