About Us

 

Our Journey

The business was started when a master plumber of 37 years teamed up with a businessman to design and patent what is now Seaqual’s flagship product, the RainDrain. Our products are intended to make the plumber’s life easier by finding practical ways to solve functional and installation problems commonly experienced on site. As a result of their innovative design, our products fulfill niche areas in the plumbing market and have become synonymous with reliability, functionality and affordability.

The name Seaqual is derived from the words “sea” and “quality” because our products are engineered to maintain their quality under the harshest of coastal weather conditions. After 17 years of dedication, passion, reliability and consistent service we are recognized as a leading brand and a respected supplier in the South African building industry.

  

 

Company Overview:

Seaqual (Pty) Ltd is a 100% South African owned plastic injection moulding company with its head office and factory in Knysna. We design, manufacture and distribute plastic drainage solutions that are installed by plumbers and DIY enthusiasts in residential and light commercial construction projects throughout South Africa and elsewhere in Africa and Mauritius. We have an exclusive agency with Mufle Italy for a stylish range of light-duty channel drains and manufacture a range of innovative pipe anchors used to secure plumbing and electrical pipes to any type of surface.
We are a registered importer and exporter with ISO 9001 certification.
Every product range has been thoroughly tested for consistency, material stability & durability, mechanical strength, hydrological performance and functionality.
Our WetFloor and Full-Bore range has been certified by Agrément SA. 
(Visit our Certifications page for more information on this).
 

 

Seaqual Factory & Headquarters, Knysna 

 

Full Company Profile:

Seaqual Company Profile (2021)

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Mission:

We manufacture “Sea-Quality” plumbing & construction products that are affordable, easy to install, reliable and readily available.
 

Vision:

To create high quality products for every plumber & construction professional. 
 

Company Responsibilities:

 

Economic:

We remunerate our staff with competitive salaries and employ from disadvantaged communities, wherever possible. We strive to make our products affordable to the general public whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality. Our factory and admin procedures are ISO 9001:2015 compliant. We are actively seeking export opportunities that will significantly increase the value of our equity thus ensuring future growth and sustainability. We support other SMME’s in the manufacturing and selling process.
 

Corporate Social Responsibility:

We have a highly developed sense of social responsibility towards the Knysna community. One of Seaqual’s Directors, Richard Sohn, has been the chairman of an NGO, the Knysna Education Trust, since 1993 and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award for his contribution over the years. The trust focuses on uplifting disadvantaged children by ensuring their attendance at recognised pre-schools, that they are well fed and cared for and stimulated in preparation for their introduction into the Government School system.
The Knysna Education Trust’s website is: http://knysnaedutrust.co.za, which will indicate the nature and extent of the projects they have undertaken and the extent of their past and present successes. The Trust is not only supported by Knysna Rotary but also several large corporations including the Irish community and the National Lotto.
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Image from the Knysna Education Trust Website 

 

Environmental:

Our products are made from ABS, polypropylene, glass-filled nylon, natural rubber and 316 marine grade stainless steel. These materials have been chosen because of their quality, strength and durability. All of our products are 100% recyclable, right down to the packaging.
According to the “Green” experts, we have a “neutral” green rating. No PVC is used in the manufacture of Seaqual products.
The plastics we use to manufacture our products are safe, recyclable & do not leach toxins into the environment once installed.
Our injection moulding process produces minimal waste and great care is taken to minimize pollution.
The plastics with which we work can be reground and reused and we even sell our regrind to other manufacturers. Proceeds from these sales go to community initiatives like beach clean-ups.
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Buffalo Bay (World Ocean Day 2021)

Technological:

Our products are designed with the following criteria in mind:

- Market demand

- SANS requirements

- Does it solve a problem?

- Ease of installation

- Quality, reliability and cost effectiveness

All products are supplied with basic installation instructions and Technical Data Sheets are available on request at tech@seaqual.co.za.

A limited range of CAD drawings is available on request in both 2D, 3D, .dwg and Revit format for use by specifiers.

 

Product Information:

 

 

Along with product patents, Seaqual has designed and owns the moulds and injection-moulding machines used to manufacture the plastic components needed to create their products. We outsource production of the stainless steel components and assemble and package these components, together with those made in our own factory, to form the recognized brands in the Seaqual range.

The Seaqual range of products consists of:

 

WetFloor Drain:     

Floor drain with a 75mm SABS compliant water trap available with a choice of various grate patterns for an aesthetic finish. Tested by Agrément SA and found to be fit for purpose for use in all Pipe Systems described in SANS 10252-2 Table 19.

Certification No: 2017/541

 

TileGrate 2nd Fix:

Our “hidden” floor drain, TileGrate, gives a complete floor tile finish effectively “hiding” the drain. The cover tile is easily removed to clean the water trap for maintenance purposes if required. It can be used as an internal or external drain. TileGrate is a 2nd Fix pack and needs to be specified with a 1st Fix in order to make up a complete drainage unit.

 

LoLo Drain:

A more compact version of the WetFloor Drain consisting of a lower profile 50mm side outlet F-Box with 55mm SABS compliant water trap designed for use in developments where slab space is limited. Available with a choice of stylish finishes. Tested by Agrément SA and found to be fit for purpose in Two-pipe Systems described in SANS 10252-2 Table 19.

Certification No: 2017/541

 

WetFloor Grate & Waste: 

A simple cost-effective floor drain without a water seal. Available in 40mm and 50mm outlets.

 

DrainMate:  

DrainMate consists of a 40mm Grate & Waste, as above, combined with a plastic 40mm adjustable P-trap. It is an entry-level product, ideally suited to low-cost housing projects where strict budgets need to be adhered to. DrainMate is popular for DIY enthusiasts because it's simple to assemble and easy to install.

 

HyDrain: 

Consists of a domed leaf guard and a large, robust waterproofing flange for use on flat roofs to lead water into 110mm storm water drainage pipes. HyDrain is a popular option for plumbers who prefer it to the traditional cast iron full bores that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to install and considerably more expensive. Tested by Agrément SA and found to be fit for purpose.

Certification No: 2017/540.

 

BalconyDrain:

Available in 2 sizes, 110x110mm and 200x200mm with a 1st fix in either 50mm & 75mm, side or bottom outlets with a range of grate finish choices. For use in all areas where a water seal is not required such as patios, balconies, flat tiled roofs, decks etc. Tested by Agrément SA and found to be fit for purpose.

Certification No: 2017/540

 

RainDrain:  

Our flagship product is installed at the base of gutter downpipes, in gardens, atriums, walk ways, paved areas and golf courses to lead water into a 110mm storm water system. We produce this product in polypropylene for pedestrian traffic use and glass-filled nylon UV resistant plastic for areas that carry vehicular traffic such as parking bays or driveways.

 

VitylDrain:  

VitylDrain is designed for vinyl floor applications. It has a large waterproofing flange and is supplied with a 75mm or 52mm SABS compliant water trap. The modern round grate is available in charcoal black or dove grey plastic or in stainless steel. The drain has a screw insert device that further compresses that vinyl around the drain into place leaving a seamless finish for water to flow over without leaking. 

 

BuddyBats & BuddyClips:

An innovative system for anchoring plumbing and electrical pipe conduit to any surface. Unlike other products on the market, BB's are:

- Quick and easy to install

- Reduce water hammer

- No breakage/wastage when installing

- Come in a range of colours and sizes and reduce the incidence of copper theft because of their unique lock-in mechanism.

Suitable for installation using a nail and anchor or a pozi screw. Once mounted, pipes can easily be accessed to perform maintenance or rerouting by simply removing the pozi or nail.

  

HiddenHatch:

A tileable inspection hatch intended to save money by enabling quick and easy post-installation access to pipework, junctions, pumps and motors used in the installation of built-in baths, jacuzzis and spa baths.

- No irritation due to damaged tiles that may are longer be available at the tile shop

- No dust and rubble associated with the need to chop tiles and cement

- Saves time and most importantly the cost of labour and new tiles. 

- The removable section also accepts, screed, wood and wallpaper finishes which provides the installer/interior decorator/home owner with multiple options.

 

Ceiling Saver:

Prevents indoor flooding during vacuum breaker failure (burst geyser) which a shallow drip tray cannot prevent. This handy device can literally save you thousands of Rands in flood damages. It encapsulates the two vacuum breakers on a geyser / boiler and leads water directly to the exterior of a home via an outlet pipe in the case of vacuum breaker failure.

 

4All Channel Drainage System:

3 X 1m linear channel drain lengths wrapped in a “garage pack” specifically intended for the DIY market. Available in a galvanised steel or black HDPE grate finish and imported from Italy. Accessories include stop-ends, bottom outlets and drain boxes (required to create  junctions, 90º bends or T-pieces). 

 

QualiDrain Channel Drainage System:

Unique features highlighted in bold. Launched in February 2020, this innovative and novel channel drain is used to control the flow of external surface storm water.

It’s simple click-in system enables channels to connect linearly to any desired length, in a T, L or + without a junction box, and in parallel to form a catch pit of any length and breadth by means of a simple U-Connector. All components sold separately so you purchase only what is required. No wastage.

Each channel is supplied with a disposable dust cover for use during installation and is replaced with the grate, which is not stained by concrete slush or sediment, once the concrete has set. Glass-filled Nylon grates are available in 5 standard colours and can be made in almost any other colour subject to availability and size of order. Grates can withstand up to 12 Tons of vehicular weight.

This product qualified for a B125 rating when tested by Agrément SA.

 

 

Meet the Team

 

Directors:

    

Sales Representatives:

Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West Province, Free State: 

                              

KZN, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West Province, Free State:   

Western Cape & Northern Cape (Cape Town & Surrounds):

               

Southern Cape & Eastern Cape:                         
Gauteng Stock Clerk:            
                           
                           

Export Markets:

                                 

Knysna Head Office:

General Manager: Tandy Calder
Quality & Administration Manager: Miché Massey
PA to Directors & GM: 
Orders & Dispatch
Receptionist & Front Office Assistant: 
                              
Accounts & Bookkeeping: 
Marketing & Social Media: 
                            
Permanent Manufacturing Staff:
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Justin
Charles
Akhona
Pheliwe
Dorrian
Anelisa
Alexio
Keanun
Sindiswa
Sihle
Nosi 
Athenkosi
Anthony
Babalwa