The History Of Impey - The Wet room Specialist

1998 the beginning - The vision became reality

Founded by Bruce Grave, we were the original pioneers of the first prefabricated wetroom floor formers and deserved the reputation as the leading innovator of modern wetroom solutions. Our journey began upon the realisation of the need for a dependable and consistent wetroom flooring solution that provided a guaranteed element of drainage on a wetroom floor. At the time there simply wasn’t a reliable wetroom drainage product on the market. Installers would often resort to fashioning a wetroom floor with the available materials in their van, but of course, it was incredibly difficult to create the required 1:40 gradient essential for efficient drainage.

The Future 2018

Now established as the market leader in the wetroom sector, Impey continues to lead the field when it comes to wetroom technology and waterproofing systems. Our portfolio is packed with impressive features and market-leading installation benefits and has proven to be the ideal choice for installers and specifiers across all sectors; from luxury developers and large housebuilders to local authorities and healthcare associations. The elite Impey team continues to innovate and create new product offerings, skilfully securing our position as the UK’s leading wetroom manufacturer; offering a showering solution for every kind of property.

Now part of a wider European group, the UK setup now employs 200+ people with extensive product design, manufacturing, sales, technical help/training and marketing teams across both UK sites.

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2000 – Rapid growth in level access showering

Originally working specifically within the healthcare sector, the company developed, created and began to produce the first Impey wetroom floor formers by hand. Demand for Impey’s original floor former was unprecedented and the founders were quick to recognise the potential of the revolutionary invention. Full-scale factory production followed quickly and coincided with the early rise in popularity of the luxury wetroom.

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Modern Luxury Wetroom developed 2003

2003 – Impey develops the modern luxury wetroom

Our floor formers quickly became recognised as market leading amongst installers and specifiers across the UK, renowned for easy-installation properties and unfailing reliability. Across healthcare and luxury wetroom markets demand soared and Impey’s success did not go unnoticed.

2010 – European Acquisition

Impey became part of prominent European bathroom manufacturing group Coram International. The majority of production was relocated to the company’s UK headquarters in Bridgnorth and significant investment in new technology afforded yet more new opportunities.

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EasyFit Floor Former

2012 – 'EasyFit' changes wetrooms forever

R&D made a ground-breaking advancement, which was to significantly change the way wetrooms are installed. The development and release of our EasyFit floor former, incorporating its trademark revolutionary rotating drain plate took the industry by storm. The EasyFit can quickly and simply circumvent any unwanted underfloor obstructions, effortlessly able to support up to 300KG (47 stones). Patented EasyFit technology negates the need for under-boarding, reducing both installation time and cost and ensuring it is the easiest and most efficient way to create a gradient for effective drainage. It has since become our best selling and most well-known wetroom floor former.

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