Saniflo UK – a leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and lifting stations – has helped to increase the versatility of a Norfolk boat house that overlooks the picturesque River Bure. The Sanifos 110 has enabled the installation of a drainage system allowing the creation of a room above the boat storage that can be used as occasional accommodation complete with kitchen and bathroom. Sitting approximately 4m below and 65m from the drainage level of the on-site sewage treatment plant, discharging black and grey water waste requires a pump capable of lifting waste up and along soil pipes to meet the waste treatment plant. The Sanifos 110 is the ideal size to lift the grey and black waste and discharge the waste via 40mm pipework up to the treatment plant.
Specifier Jordan Andrews, owner of JA Plant Hire, says: “I came across this unit after a recommendation from The English Shepherd Hut Co. Two of their customers had similar requirements and the hut manufacturer proposed the Sanifos as a solution which I subsequently installed. The beauty of this unit is its size and power. It has a high quality, powerful motor at its core enabling the lift and pumping length, but it is housed in a compact unit. This means I was able to dig a much smaller hole of just 1m depth and not even 500mm width to accommodate the unit – which saves times and cost on civils. Because of the damp surroundings a large hole would have been less stable but would also have cost significantly more in labour costs.
“The Sanifos has been covered by a simple manhole cover which is flush with the ground so creates no obstruction. The outlet pipe is sited out of the way by the guttering of the boat house. Access to the unit for maintenance is still very good. The Sanifos has definitely filled a gap in the market for a small pump chamber with this capacity and performance. Delivery was also very quick. From site assessment to delivery was just 7 days. I will most certainly install further Sanifos units for projects of this type. I do a lot of sewage work and it’s great to have a product that is better suited for the smaller jobs.”
Today, the riverfront property Bureside in the Norfolk village of Horning, once home to the manager of the adjacent waterworks, is now a modern home complete with boat house and mooring at the bottom of the garden. The two-storey, cedar clad boat house is strategically positioned to maximise views over the River Bure and comprises boat storage beneath a living area with kitchen and bathroom.
Saniflo regularly delivers unique drainage solutions in some of the U.K.’s most challenging situations, including historic public and private buildings, guaranteeing continuity of usage and allowing for some remarkable conversions that help to preserve our country’s heritage.