Northern Ireland based Classic Marble have won the 2008 Housing Product of the Year award for their Classi Seal upstand product.
The award, part of the Housebuilding Innovation Awards, aims to recognise and promote companies that are making a real difference with innovative new house building products and is supported by the government to create an impetus for raising building standards.
“Classi Seal won the award because it stops water leakage from around the wall sides of baths and trays which is caused by inevitable movement, shrinkage and settlement,” says Classic Marble sales and marketing director Christopher Hackett. “No matter how professional an installation job nobody can predict how much movement will occur in buildings- but we all know it will happen. Classi Seal prevents the ‘saucepan and frying’ leaks and also the little and often- a few drips every time the bath or tray is used, which is the key ingredient to dry rot.
“From a use point of view no tools are required to install, it can be fitted in less than 5mins, no special skills are required, it is odourless, no cure time, is extremely clean, and tiling can begin immediately.”
Used around the wall connecting sides of baths and shower trays, Classi-Seal completely eliminates the potential for water leakage within these areas and is an effective insurance policy against costly repairs caused by inevitable shrinkage and settlement. The material’s elasticity allows for movement of 15mm, whilst guaranteeing a watertight seal. It is quick and extremely easy to use as well as being clean, robust and cost effective.
“We are delighted to have won this award, considering the calibre of entries and also the significance of these awards within the industry. It is wonderful recognition for all the development and hard work that has gone into the design and manufacture of Classi Seal®” Hackett says.