THE ancient Greeks may have invented grates and drains, but architects had to wait thousands of years before grates could be made slim enough to fit in with modern architectural designs.

Thanks to the innovation of Stormtech a grate no longer needs to be the same width as the drain beneath.

By detaching the drain from the grate via strategically placed spigots, Stormtech has solved the old problem of a conspicuous grate spoiling an elegant aesthetic.

With Stormtech’s patented design, a grate can now be as unobtrusive as a 38 mm strip of stylish stainless steel without ever compromising the flow rate of water into a 90 mm drain underground.

The patented products can be used in bathrooms, thresholds, balconies, paved areas, court yards, driveways and pools — virtually anywhere you need a high performance, high quality, contemporary looking drainage solution.

In 2004 Stormtech was awarded a DesignMark at the Australian Design Awards for the 38G90 Special Assembly and in 2007 Stormtech was a finalist for the Export Award in recognition of the success of innovative products in international markets.

Due to the innovation, ease of installation and design friendly aspects of the products, Stormtech has grown to be supplying the Australian and international prestige markets.

Recent projects include the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide, Waterfront City in Melbourne, the Crowne Plaza & Staybridge Hotel Abu Dhabi, the Pearl Qatar and the Sheraton Resort Denarau in Fiji.