ACO Building Drainage

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Building Drainage Products



ACO Stainless

Industrial stainless steel linear
drainage systems
ACO Stainless

ACO BuildLine

Drainage for thresholds, balconies
and green roofs
ACO BuildLine

ACO Gully

Stainless steel floor gullies
ACO Gully

ACO Food

Stainless steel drainage systems for
food and beverage
ACO Food

ACO Wexel

Cast floor and roof drains
ACO Wexel


Bathroom linear drains and
floor wastes
Quartz by ACO

ACO Pipe

Stainless steel push-fit waste pipes
ACO Pipe

ACO Passavant

Grease separators
ACO Passavant





Hotels and apartments – ACO’s Competency and a History of Success


It’s not obvious from a quick glance at the exterior, but hotels and apartments consist of some of the most complex water management systems imaginable in order to function correctly. Kitchens, bathrooms, spa areas, sports bars, balconies all require the latest in modern technology and state-of-the-art product design.

It’s all about keeping hotels and apartments running smoothly; allowing operators to continue providing a first-class service without having to concern themselves with issues relating to plumbing infrastructure. Some applications demand stringent, aesthetic and functional hygiene requirements and designers turn to  ACO for its unrivalled leadership in providing drainage solutions for food preparation, food service,  sanitary and bathroom areas.

Let’s take a look at some of ACO’s product solutions to see how the hotel or apartment can benefit from clever drainage technology implementation.

ACO’s Product Solutions for Hotels

grease separatorsGrease Separators

Functioning through their use of gravity, grease separators are a necessity in commercial areas where greasy wastewater is created. When oils, grease and other components build up on the walls of pipes, they can lead to problems including blockages, corrosion and pungent smells. This can result in costly maintenance and interruptions for hotel operators.

ACO provides the much-needed solution to this problem by offering grease separators for underground or free-standing applications.


bathroom drainageBathroom Drainage

Open-plan bathroom design is becoming a popular choice for architects and builders the world over. This inspiration is drawn from spatial design concepts and encompasses traditional baths as well their more modern, luxurious counterparts.

ACO offers a series of premium products in the area of bathroom drainage. These products are not only compact, but also visually appealing with their attractive designer stainless steel grates.

ACO’s bathroom drainage product line includes:

ShowerChannel linear drainage
ShowerPoint floor wastes
CentrePoint floor wastes


commercial floor drainageCommercial Floor Drainage

Floor gullies and channels are used wherever surface waste water needs to be removed from floors without risk to people or equipment

More stringent requirements apply to floor drainage systems in public or commercial areas, including hotels. Kitchens in hotels commonly have to be fitted with a floor gully and foul air trap, under AS 3600. Additionally, food processing areas require drainage systems that must meet hygiene regulation requirements.

You can find out more about ACO gullies and channels below:


drainage for the building lineDrainage for the building line
A range of drainage products designed to protect apartments and hotels from rain from the ground level up to the roofline.
These products are compact and are designed to drain at threshold entry areas, green roofs, balconies and building facades.





Case Studies: ACO’s Hotel Solutions

1. Seahaven Resort, Noosa
With direct access to Noosa’s main Beach, this resort is filled with stunning beachfront apartments overlooking Laguna Bay in Noosa Heads. After recently undergoing a total makeover, large and contrasting tiles were used in specific areas of the resort. Composed with a sleek tile pattern, bathrooms were modernised and kept consistent throughout.

ACO’s QuARTz By ACO bathroom linear drains and floor wastes with Linéaire grates were requested and utilised throughout, without disturbing the visual balance of the décor. Linéaire grates offer high water intake and are designed to be slip resistant

2. Kingston Park Apartments, Melbourne
There are three notable apartment towers in the Melbourne suburb of Highett, designed with a traditional facade and state-of-the-art materials.

Part of the design brief was to incorporate large balconies that overlook Sir William Fry Reserve to enable visitors to enjoy the scenery during periods of poor weather. This meant that surface water along the building line had to be managed carefully without inconveniencing apartment visitors.

The designers requested ACO’s BalconyDrain. This product is comprised of a grate system and stainless steel channel ideal for shallow balcony screeds. This drainage system was intended for connection to the building’s assortment of hidden and exposed downpipes.

3. The Ivy, Sydney, NSW
A popular and well-known dining and entertainment centre found in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, The Ivy has a variety of award winning restaurants, bars and event areas.

These areas required a high standard of design and quality stainless steel and drainage materials. Designers selected ACO’s stainless steel Heelsaferegistration mark Anti-Slip grates. These grates are slip resistant to R10, AS 4586, which is the national requirement for slip resistance when it comes to new pedestrian surface materials.           


If you’re interested in finding out more about any of our Building Drainage products for hotels or apartments, or simply want to discuss your requirements, call us today on 1300 765 226 to speak with an expert, or send us an email.