Suppliers of: Bathroom pods shower pods modular prefabricated shower cubicles
Taplanes are UK manufacturers of leak proof, prefabricated and tailored modular shower cubicles, shower & changing pods (mini pods) and ensuite pods. Our sectional design means they are the perfect solution for refurbishment projects where access may be limited.
Prefabricated Ensuite Pods
Our prefabricated ensuite pods include shower, basin and a toilet. These modular ensuite units are ideal for many sectors including student accommodation, hostels, hotels, residential care homes, MOD, independent schools; in fact anywhere a watertight modular bathroom is required. Taplanes shower pods and cubicles are designed and built in the UK to our clients’ precise specifications and we offer a minimum 25yr guarantee.
Taplanes shower pods are completely self contained with a separate changing area and are available in a range of colours and include integral doors to provide privacy. They are fully leak proof & as there is no sealant or mastic there is no mould build up. Clients can choose from a range of fixures and fittings such as shower controls, lighting & ventilation.
All our shower & changing pods are available in a range of sizes and configurations ideal for leisure or student sector projects.
Self Contained Shower Cubicles - Sectional or One Piece Shower Enclosures.
Taplanes supply a wide range of self contained shower cubicles. Our modular shower enclosures are robust and reliable and are ideal for fast track off site construction projects, including new build and refurbishment projects.
Self contained shower cubicles are available in a range of sizes & specs including, space saving shower cubicles and level entry access shower cubicles, ideal for disabled bathrooms. All Taplanes shower cubicles are available with either curtain, open pivot or bi folding shower doors.
Taplanes shower enclosures are ideal for a wide range of sectors and both our sectional and one piece shower cubicles are available in a range of colours and include options including shower seats, integral lighting and ventilation, traps and shower controls.
Fast Track Construction
All shower enclosures and bathroom pods are manufactured from specially formulated polypropylene which is robust and do not support bacterial growth. The base of the units incorporate an embossed anti-slip floor with integral waste trap. Because Taplanes units are a modular system, no wet trades are required and they avoid the traditional problems associated with ceramic shower trays and tiles.
Why Specify Taplanes?
TAILORED DESIGN – We can manufacture to your exact requirements
NO WET TRADES – including sealants and tilers
LEAK PROOF – Watertight and low maintenance
ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 – Registered Firm
HIGH QUALITY – Constructed throughout from 12mm heavy duty Polypropylene
FAST TRACK CONSTRUCTION – Quicker and easier to install than traditional bathrooms
GUARANTEE – A 25 year guarantee is provided as standard
RECYCLING – All Taplanes products are fully recyclable & sustainable
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The Green impact of Modular Construction
The construction industry is being forced to take a much closer look at the environmental impact of building methods and projects. In some cases, projects are awarded based on the environmental credentials of the contractors working on them & some organisations are appointing sustainability officers to ensure they attain green credentials.
This has seen a rise in off-site, modular builds. This construction method provides improved quality, greater efficiency and, most importantly, it significantly reduces any negative impact on the environment.
Below, we highlight the key green credentials of modular construction:
Modular uses less raw material, and produces less waste, in manufacture
The construction industry is one of the biggest users of raw materials and transport. Estimates suggest it is responsible for between 25% and 40% of global carbon emissions, so anything that reduces resource usage here can have significant environmental benefits.
Modular units tend to be bespoke and tailored to client’s specifications, and are built in super-efficient factory environments to very high tolerances. As a result, there is less wastage of materials and energy, and superior quality control meaning less rejected material compared to other construction methods.
In addition, with in-factory modular construction it is easier to make use of sustainable and recycled materials.
Any materials that are surplus to the manufacturing process can be easily put back into stock at the factory or sent for recycling for future use in the manufacturing process of the units – and used on the next project – rather than being dumped into a skip on site.
Modular uses less energy, and creates less pollution, on site
Taplanes pods are wrapped recyclable cardboard, further reducing the carbon footprint on the build, and are manufactured off site and delivered to their final location in one visit.
They are installed quickly and easily with minimal manpower required and reduction of tools and building products on site. The result is fewer site visits by delivery trucks and personnel, helping to reduce road miles and air pollution. On site air and noise pollution are reduced, too.
Modular construction also reduces the risk of damage to, or shrinkage/theft of, construction materials on site. Again, the volume of precious raw materials needed to complete a project can be minimised as a result.
The water tightness and zero cracked tiles helps to prevent bacterial growth and prevention of mould, this reduces the chemicals, cleaning products and time for maintenance.
Modular is more durable and more efficient in use
Modular units are normally constructed from highly durable materials. That means they have a long service life – for example min 25 years to 35yrs for Taplanes’ bathroom pods. They need replacing less often, while fewer materials and energy are required for repairs and maintenance.
Tips for designing and building with Bathroom Pods
What are bathroom pods?
Bathroom pods are prefabricated bathrooms, shower rooms and units. They provide an efficient solution to many industry building projects for all sectors, including leisure, hotels, hostels, social housing, healthcare and education. They are designed, manufactured and pre-assembled off-site.
Why use bathroom pods?
The construction market is being driven by the need for housing, and prefabricated units built off-site is proving to be an effective, efficient, long term solution for these projects. As a result, demand for bathroom shower pods have radically increased in recent times. However, the off-site construction industry only holds 10% of the building market currently, projections show its likely to continue its upwards trend, and for those who are not currently incorporating pods into their construction builds, they are missing a trick.
- Shower cubicles – En-suite shower pod / bathroom pod – Mini pod
Available in both one-piece and sectional formats, the shower solutions are ideally suited to fit seamlessly into any space. Speed and ease of installation together with product reliability ensure suitability to a variety of projects.
Benefits: – Bespoke design to suit specific locations – No wet trades needed (no silicone, sealant or mastic) – Taplanes units are 100% watertight – Reliable robust polypropylene – 25-year min guarantee – Recyclable & sustainable – Longevity – Reduced cleaning costs – Reduced maintenance costs
Designing with pods
The pods are bespoke and as a result can fit seamlessly into to any specifications. Overcoming the inherent problems associated with conventional bathroom areas. Size, shape and specification details can be tailored to suit, with AutoCAD and SolidWorks models provided as standard. Colour choice, shower fitments, lighting, extraction, door types and sanitary ware, together with predrilling and location requirements.
Step 1: Site visit, understanding client’s requirements & measurements taken
Step 2: Consultation with in-house design team
Step 3: Concept creation, software makes your tailored designs come to life using CAD, and 3D technology
Step 4: Manufacturing – see your creation come to life
Step 5: Finishing touches, accessories, fixtures and fittings
Step 6: On its way, exactly when you want it
Bespoke designs mean we can tailor the pods to your design specification, from budget to high end. We have a range of finishes and colours. Funky but practical designs for student accommodation to high end, high specification hotels – we have it covered.
Building with pods
Bathroom pod solutions can be complete in 4-6 weeks. This offers a huge amount of flexibility to contractors.
They are also highly sustainable, demountable, relocatable, 100% watertight and the polypropylene is fully recyclable.
Bathroom units are constructed off-site in one place, design and build is carried out in a highly organised well operating factory environment, when they are ready for installation, the units are then sent, ready for completion on time and to budget – reducing risk of over-spend or missing deadlines.
To learn more about installing prefabricated bathrooms, get in touch with one of our experts today.