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Levelbest TFWA Installation And User Care Instructions

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Colour: White              Internal Building use only             Int Patent Pending

WRcNSF Tested to BS EN 274-2:2002

Installer: Please ensure that this information is left 

with the end user of this product.

ALWAYS

read the installation instructions before installing 
this product.

ALWAYS

read the installation and end user care instructions.

ALWAYS

match the correct waste to the shower base.

ALWAYS

have the waste installed by a trained 
and experienced skilled craftsman.

NEVER

use the waste without the unit fully 
assembled. 

NEVER

use solvent weld pipe or fittings.

BEWARE

A child finger trap may be present during the 
handling or use of this product.

ALWAYS

Keep fingers clear of the gaps between the cover, 
and the locking ring.

DO NOT

place matches or cigarettes on or near this product. 

The following plastic materials are used in this 
product: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), 
Ethylene Propylene Thermoplastic Rubber (EPTPR)

GW50 Gravity Waste

Installation and user care instructions

To fit hole diameter of 50mm and 50mm water trap

Assembled

Dismantled for cleaning;

No tools required

For further details on this and other AKW products please contact your distributor

- see details on outer packaging

The measurements throughout these installation and user care instructions have been converted from metric to its equivalent in imperial, therefore all

dimensions are approximate and subject to manufacturing tolerances. AKW MediCare does not make any warranty, expressed or implied, or accept any

liability in connection with this information or its use. This information is furnished upon the condition that the person receiving it shall make his/her own

tests to determine the suitability thereof for his/her particular purpose.

AKW

MediCare

PA R T N E R S   I N   C A R E

© 2009 AKW Medi-Care Limited

www.akw-medicare.com

03-055-010-04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Installation Instructions

Before installation check the shower tray area (7) slopes correctly towards the waste and the waste outlet

pipe slopes down and away from the waste position by approximately 25mm per metre run (1 in 40).

Before fitting the waste (1), fit the nut (10) onto the waste pipe, followed by the backing ring (9) and the

seal (8), ensure pipe connection is correctly assembled, sealed and watertight. 

Locate the waste (1) in the required position, ensuring the main body seal (2) is firmly in position, 

and is in contact with the underside of the tray.

Align and fit the locking ring (3) by turning clockwise to tighten.

Check the seal (5) is fitted into the groove at the top of the tube (4). 

Lower the trap unit into the recess within the waste body.

Position the cover (6) over the assembly and rotate the cover clockwise until the lugs snap into place.

User Care Instructions

AKW wastes are designed for low maintenance and reliable operation. The waste should be checked as

part of a planned maintenance programme, retightening the screws as required and any part showing

evidence of damage or misuse must be replaced.

Keeping your GW50 Gravity Waste Clean

This product should be cleaned periodically to remove any accumulation of hair or other waste material, 

using normal domestic bathroom cleaning materials.

To remove and clean the waste, first remove the cover by rotating anti-clockwise, until clicks free.  Lift

the cover off by gripping the edges.  Lift the trap up vertically by gripping the centre peg. 

Reinstall the trap following the instructions above.

Disinfecting

Where disinfecting is necessary, standard procedures for disinfecting equipment should be used taking due

care and attention to the warnings below concerning possible effects of aggressive chemicals on plastics.

After cleaning always flush down with water then wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any

cleaning material residues before drying off.

Do not use

strong or concentrated acidic, alkaline or other cleaning materials as these may discolour

or damage the product.

AKW do not approve or recommend autoclave cleaning of any of the components due to the damage

this can cause to the special engineering plastics used in the construction of this product.

Packaging

This waste is supplied in a polypropylene (PP) bag to keep the product unsoiled until installation; it may

also be packed in a cardboard box. Both are suitable for recycling operations and should be disposed

of in accordance with local recycling regulations.

Sectioned floor view of the 

GW50 Gravity Waste 

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Tuff-Form Wet Floor Former

Installation And User Care Instructions

Guaranteed 

for

Life

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Failure to install this AKW product in accordance with supplied instructions or the making of unauthorised modifications will 

invalidate any warranty and will affect product safety.

AKW, Pointon Way, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich Spa, WR9 0LR

Tel.+44 (0) 1905 823298 - Fax. +44 (0) 1905 823297 - www.akw-ltd.co.uk

© 2013 AKW  

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

         

 

   

                     03-060-003-04

To order additional products or parts please call: 01905 823299 or on the details above

900m

m

(3

5

1/

2")

900mm

(35

1/

2

")

1000
m

m

(39

1/

4")

1000mm

(39

1/

4

")

1200m

m

(47

1/

4")

1200mm

(47

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4

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820m

m

(3

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4")

1300mm

(51

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82

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(32

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1500mm

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820m
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1800mm

(71")

900m

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(35

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1400mm

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12

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770m

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1135mm

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")

By rotating the rectangular trays by 180° the waste position moves in two directions to avoid the joists

180°

The Tuff-Form Range

   Sizes Avaliable

Available Sizes

39

1/4”

x

39

1/4”

1000x

1000mm

44

3 /4”

x

30

1/4”

1135x

770mm

47

1/4”

x

47

1/4”

1200x

1200mm

51

1/4”

x

32

1/4”

1300x

820mm

55

1/8”

x

35

1/2”

1400x

900mm

59 ”

x

47

1/4”

1500x

1200mm

71 ”

x

32

1/4”

1800x

820mm

900x

900mm

35

1/2”

x

35

1/2”

59 ”

x

32

1/4”

1500x

820mm

Plastic capping strip 
to cover vinyl floor covering.

Plastic coving

PGTF Shallow waste

Subscreed, 
supporting Tuff-Form edges
and at least 50% of tray ribs

Complete level access

vinyl flooring to be set
over wet floor former
and floor.

Installed in screed, showing shallow waste (PGTF) for pump

Plastic capping strip

 

to cover vinyl floor covering.

Plastic coving

22mm

TFT75 shower gulley
or equivalent.

Complete level access

110mm

110mm

10.5mm

Installed in wood, 22m thickness to top of floorboards 

(pack as required) showing gravity waste (TF75)

Vinyl floor/tanking for tiles 

to be set over the wet 

floor former and floor.

Specification:

When correctly installed according to these instructions the Tuff Form will be 

suitable for a 40st wheelchair user and a carer in attendance. 

For users up to 80st please contact AKW for specific advice relating to your 

individual installation.

Do not use 

gypsum based dry-wall adhesives to install a Tuff Form. 

 “Dot-N-Dab” adhesives do not hold moisture resistant properties and this 

type of adhesive has not been tested by the manufacturers to receive live 

loads. They are only suitable for internal bonding dry lining applications on dry 

substrates.

The measurements throughout these installation and user care instructions have been converted from metric to its equivalent 

in imperial, therefore all dimensions are approximate and subject to manufacturing tolerances. 

These instructions are offered as advised minimum standards of installation and recommended best practice for the 

installation of a Tuff Form. Due to the very wide variability of possible installation conditions AKW Ltd does not make any 

warranty, expressed or implied, or accept any liability in connection with this information or its use. 

This information is furnished upon the condition that the person receiving it shall make his/her own tests to determine the 

suitability thereof for his/her particular purpose.

Noggins within 100mm of waste

omitted for clarity 

Patented: GB2401341

UK

USA

EU

UK

UK

UK

Read ALL instructions carefully BEFORE installation and leave with the end user

Technical Help line

01905 560219 

Quotes & orders email

orders@akw-ltd.co.uk

Enquiries email

sales@akw-ltd.co.uk

technicalenquiries@akw-ltd.co.uk

Contact

For latest AKW news and 

products, scan this code 

with your phone or tab 

device.

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Installing Tray To Screeded Floors

Position the Tuff-Form

 over the desired location for the shower.

Mark around the edge.

Cut out the flooring area within the marked area taking care not to cut through supporting joists

or any electrical wiring which may be below.

Place noggins

 75mm x 50mm (3”x 2”) to all the edges of the cut-out area to provide support for both the Tuff Form former and 

the existing floor edge. Noggins must also be fitted within 100mm (4”) each side of the waste outlet position. The 50mm wide (2”) 

supporting joists must be on 350-400mm (14-16”) centres maximum.

Joist top surfaces do not require profiling for this flat-bottomed former.

Align the Tuff-Form -

 to avoid or minimise joist overlap, the Tuff-Form waste location is offset.

Rotate the Tuff-Form either 90º or 180º to allow the waste to fit within joists.

Set levels -

 ensure the top of the Tuff-Form is flush with the surrounding floor surface.

If the surrounding floor is lower than the Tuff-Form, use ply to bring the surrounding floor levels up to the Tuff-Form.

If the surrounding floor is higher than the Tuff-Form, use ply on 

all

 exposed joists 

and

 noggins to bring the tray level to the  

surrounding floor levels. Floor surface to Tuff-Form mounting surface is 22mm.

Fix down –

 when the tray is fully supported and level with the surrounding floor, apply an adhesive or mastic to all supporting 

surfaces in conjunction with wood-screws on the former edge to fix the tray down onto the joists and noggins. Foam should not 

be used as a load bearing support as it will break down under repeated product use.

The screw-holes have moulded blanks which must be drilled out (5mm (

1

/

4

”) dia) before fitting screws.

Use a minimum of 1 or 2 screws per side – a large number of screw holes have been provided to assist locating

the former – you do 

not

 have to use them all!

Do not overtighten screws –

 see instructions

moulded into the top face of the former.

Fill unused screw holes and above all screw heads 

flush with top face of tray.

Additional screws can be added in any part of the 

former to remove any flexing should it occur.

Lightly abrade top surface –

 and then clean. This will allow 

the floor covering glue or tanking system to achieve the best 

bond to the former.

Install a waterproof vinyl floor covering or Tuff Form 

tanking system

 

before adding tiles

, ensuring each

process is carried out according to the manufacturer’s

guidelines.

The waste cover 

should now be added.

Dig out screed to suit wet floor former area.

The Tuff-Form must be fully supported on all four edges and evenly over at least 50% of the ribbed underside. The screed 

should support the Tuff Form within 100mm of each side of the waste. Sand and cement may be used to create a subscreed at 

least 22mm (

3

/

4

” ) lower than the finished floor height. Allow this mix to set. Flexible sand & cement mix may then be applied 

liberally to the subscreed to hold the former firmly in position at installation. Foam should not be used as a load bearing    

support as it will break down under repeated product use. If necessary screw the former down around the edge in at least 4 

positions, (at least one on each side or near a corner - do not overtighten screws). 

When installing the Tuff-Form into concrete floors

 it is easy to use our specially designed shallow waste pumped water 

pickup. For this arrangement approximately 45mm (1 

3

/

4

”) depth is needed under the waste position to allow installation. These 

are available with 15mm or 22mm John Guest

®

 push-fit or solvent weld fittings.  It may be necessary to remove some    

flooring material to achieve this result. Use a high quality pipe system such as Polypipe

®

 for all buried connections.  

Always follow waste installation instructions including fitting the John Guest

®

 “C” -Clip.

For solvent fittings, apply a small amount of solvent adhesive or similar to approximately 10mm (

1

/

2

”) of the outside end of the 

pipe (as per manufacturers instructions) or use the supplied spigot joint if required. Secure in place into the PGTF waste outlet. 

Always clear away all excess adhesive. 

If installing the Tuff-form to a ground floor

 it is possible to use the TF75 shower waste. TF75 can still be installed in a 

screeded floor but to fit this waste concrete needs to be removed to allow waste pipe to reach an outside gully.

The edges of the Tuff-Form must finish flush and level with the top of the finished screed top surface.

Lightly abrade the top of the former

 and then clean. This will allow the flooring vinyl adhesive or tile floor tanking to achieve 

the best bond to the former.

Install the waterproof vinyl floor covering or tiled floor tanking system

 over the Tuff-Form, as per manufacturer guidelines.

The waste cover

 should now be secured in place.

Tuff-Form Gravity 

Waste 

(TF75)

75mm water trap 

(Patent GB2402946)

Tuff-Form 

Pumped Waste 

(PGTF)

(Patent GB2373515)

(

a stainless steel grid,  

tile finish version is also 

available)

Removable grill

Clamping ring

Sump dish

Outlet may be 

rodded from

either end

Installing Tray To Wooden Floors

Technical Help line    

01905 560219 

Technical Help line    

01905 560219 

 


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Colour: White              Internal Building use only             Patent Pending

Installer: Please ensure that this information is left 

with the end user of this product.

ALWAYS

read the installation instructions before installing 
this product.

ALWAYS

attach grid removal tool to a cord to prevent loss.

ALWAYS

read the installation and end user care instructions.

ALWAYS

match the correct waste to the shower base.

ALWAYS

have the waste installed by a trained 
and experienced skilled craftsman.

NEVER

use the waste without the unit fully 
assembled. 

BEWARE

A child finger trap may be present during the 
handling or use of this product.

ALWAYS

Keep fingers clear of the gaps between the cover, 
and the locking ring during installation.

DO NOT

place matches or cigarettes on or near this product. 
The following materials are used in this product: 
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Stainless Steel

LB0003/SSTF75INST/ISS01/0107

www.level-best.co.uk

06-013-026-01

TFWA Waste Adaptor

with Stainless Steel cover
& 50mm gravity waste

For further details on this and other Level Best  products please contact your distributor

- see details on outer packaging

The measurements throughout these installation and user care instructions have been converted from metric to its equivalent in imperial, therefore all dimen-
sions are approximate and subject to manufacturing tolerances. Level Best does not make any warranty, expressed or implied, or accept any liability in con-

nection with this information or its use. This information is furnished upon the condition that the person receiving it shall make his/her own tests to determine

the suitability thereof for his/her particular purpose.

Installation and user care instructions

 


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Installation Instructions

As a “dry run” first place the wet floor former into the desired 
location and determine the position and depth of clearance
required to position the gravity waste.

Before fitting the gravity waste place the nut onto the waste pipe, 
followed by the backing ring and the seal. Insert waste pipe into
the gravity waste, and tighten nut. Check pipe connection is cor-
rectly assembled, sealed and watertight.  

Now install the wet floor former over the gravity waste according
the instructions.

Before installing the TFWA check the shower tray area slopes
correctly towards the waste and the waste outlet pipe slopes
down and away from the waste position by approximately 25mm
per metre run (1 in 40).

Remove the central Stainless Steel grid      and unscrew the grid
frame threaded adjustment ring      put these to one side.

Locate the waste in the required position, ensuring the main body
seal is firmly in position and is in contact with the underside of the
TFWA.

Align and fit the locking ring by turning clockwise to tighten.
Check the seal is in position in the trap tube groove then lower
the trap into the recess within the waste body.

Refitting the gravity waste cover is optional but can be replaced
by rotating until the lugs snap into place.

Apply sealant to the underside of outer rim and install into centre
hole of Tuff Form Former.  Use 4 x No 6 or No 8 x 

3/4

" CSK Head

screws (not supplied). Ensure the heads are flush and do not pro-
trude or they may cut into the Wet Floor waste gasket seal.

Fitting the sealed Flooring

Temporarily blank off waste centre hole to stop debris entering;
Apply wet floor tanking sealant to floor to overlap edge of waste
25mm, let this dry before continuing;
Insert centre waste grid fitting carefully and screw down 
until height is level with intended finished floor.
Move sliding locking clip
towards centre of waste to
lock height adjustment;
Rotate centre grid to line
up with tile edges (this is
sometimes a tight / stiff
action);

Fitting the sealed Flooring (continued)

REMOVE THE CENTRE STAINLESS STEEL GRID AND STORE TO ONE SIDE TO ENSURE IT IS NOT
DAMAGED DURING TILING
IMPORTANT: Tiling cement must be carefully packed around and below the centre grid support to ensure a
long and trouble free life to the product and water-proof seal to the flooring is maintained.

Finishing the waste installation

Clean up inside the waste grid area of tile grout and cement – do NOT place this in the waste!
REMOVE TEMPORARY WASTE BLANKING MATERIALS, clean any grout and cement or other rubbish
from the waste; lift out the trap bucket and empty it.
Fitting the chrome top cover is optional.
Re-fit the stainless steel grid. It should sit level with the edge of the frame and the finished floor surface.

User Care Instructions

The Level Best TFWA is designed for low maintenance and reliable
operation. The TFWA and gravity waste located inside should be
checked as part of a planned maintenance programme, any part
showing evidence of damage or misuse must be replaced.

Keeping your TFWA Clean

This product should be cleaned periodically to remove any 
accumulation of hair or other waste material, using normal domestic
bathroom cleaning materials.

To remove and clean the trap, first remove the stainless steel grid using the tool provided.

Disinfecting

Where disinfecting is necessary, standard procedures for disinfecting equipment should be used taking due
care and attention to the warnings below concerning possible effects of aggressive chemicals on plastics.

After cleaning always flush down with water then wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any 
cleaning material residues before drying off.

D

Do

o  n

no

ott  u

us

se

e

strong or concentrated acidic, alkaline or other cleaning materials as these may discolour 

or otherwise damage the product.

To remove and clean the trap, first remove the Stainless Steel Grid using the tool provided, remove the
waste cover by rotating anti-clockwise until it clicks free. Lift the cover off by gripping the edges. Lift the
trap up vertically by gripping the centre peg. Reinstall following the above instructions.

Level Best do not approve or recommend autoclave cleaning of any of the components due to the 
damage  this can cause to the special engineering plastics used in the construction of this product.

Packaging

This TFWA is supplied in a polypropylene (PP) bag to keep the product unsoiled until installation; it may
also be packed in a cardboard box. Both are suitable for recycling operations and should be disposed of in
accordance with local recycling regulations.

1. SET HEIGHT BY ROTATING THREADED

RING

2. LOCK IN POSITION WITH SLIDER

3. ALIGN WITH TOP OF TILE BY ROTATING

STAINLESS STEEL COVER PLATE

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A

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1

2

3

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