Why would you need the Wondercap?

The Wondercap caps off the shower / floor waste. Simple as that. By capping off the shower or floor waste, during the demolition/construction of the bathroom renovation, the Wondercap prevents construction debris and other rubbish going down your shower and floor drain. It should be obvious why rubbish down your drain isn’t a good thing but just in case its not; waste materials down shower and floor drains get caught in bends of waste pipes. There the rubbish stays, collecting hair, soap and other scum that goes down the drain naturally causing bad smells, mold and worst of all a blocked drain(!) reducing water flow.

The Wondercap puddle flange installation aids in waterproofing the wet area (which, according to Australian regulations is the entire bathroom floor and 1800mm up the shower walls) providing a datum to screed and waterproof to. Just simply continue the waterproofing membrane up to the lip of the puddle flange.

The Wondercap base adjusts to various screed heights allowing whichever part of the bathroom installation to adjust as they see fit. Sometimes more screed height is needed, sometimes there is only a few millimeters to work with; the Wondercap floor drainage system handles any of these situations.

Once the shower drain is installed, there has to be someplace for the water and excess moisture to go and often its not as simple as through the shower grate and down the drain. Patented weep holes are comprised in the base which allows moisture to drain from the bedding preventing a water-logged bathroom, mold build up and water damage.

Why would you need the Wondercap?

The Wondercap caps off the shower / floor waste. Simple as that. By capping off the shower or floor waste, during the demolition/construction of the bathroom renovation, the Wondercap prevents construction debris and other rubbish going down your shower and floor drain. It should be obvious why rubbish down your drain isn’t a good thing but just in case its not; waste materials down shower and floor drains get caught in bends of waste pipes. There the rubbish stays, collecting hair, soap and other scum that goes down the drain naturally causing bad smells, mold and worst of all a blocked drain(!) reducing water flow.

The Wondercap puddle flange installation aids in waterproofing the wet area (which, according to Australian regulations is the entire bathroom floor and 1800mm up the shower walls) providing a datum to screed and waterproof to. Just simply continue the waterproofing membrane up to the lip of the puddle flange.

The Wondercap base adjusts to various screed heights allowing whichever part of the bathroom installation to adjust as they see fit. Sometimes more screed height is needed, sometimes there is only a few millimeters to work with; the Wondercap floor drainage system handles any of these situations.

Once the shower drain is installed, there has to be someplace for the water and excess moisture to go and often its not as simple as through the shower grate and down the drain. Patented weep holes are comprised in the base which allows moisture to drain from the bedding preventing a water-logged bathroom, mold build up and water damage.


How will it benefit in the long run?

The Wondercap aids bathroom and shower renovations from start to finish. In the long run, using a Wondercap means you won’t have horrible smells coming from your drain, no mold and no blocked drains caused by construction waste. Meaning, no paying a plumber to come and unblock your drain, no paying a plumber to tell you, you need to renovate (that you need to redo your entire bathroom due to negligent installations) and no paying a contractor to remove mould build-up throughout your bathroom. The bathroom renovation costs, labour costs and all the other problems just add up. So, do it once and do it right.

How will it benefit in the long run?

The Wondercap aids bathroom and shower renovations from start to finish. In the long run, using a Wondercap means you won’t have horrible smells coming from your drain, no mold and no blocked drains caused by construction waste. Meaning, no paying a plumber to come and unblock your drain, no paying a plumber to tell you, you need to renovate (that you need to redo your entire bathroom due to negligent installations) and no paying a contractor to remove mould build-up throughout your bathroom. The bathroom renovation costs, labour costs and all the other problems just add up. So, do it once and do it right.


What Wondercap To Choose for your next Job

There are 2 types of Wondercaps

The Construction Helper as I call it is the one that can be installed flush with the concrete slab or the timber floor and is installed by the plumber during the construction of the house – the Kit  

The Renovator Helper is the one that is installed when you are renovating, ideal for concrete & timber floors and is connected to the existing pipes – The Retro Fit Kit

What Wondercap To Choose for your next Job

There are 2 types of Wondercaps

The Construction Helper as I call it is the one that can be installed flush with the concrete slab or the timber floor and is installed by the plumber during the construction of the house – the Kit  

The Renovator Helper is the one that is installed when you are renovating, ideal for concrete & timber floors and is connected to the existing pipes – The Retro Fit Kit


Where, At What Stage, How Long Does It Take to install the Construction Helper Wondercap?

  • Normal building construction: the drainage pipes in the concrete slab protrude through the concrete slab e.g. toilet, basin, laundry pipes and the floor and shower pipe risers
  • This is where the fun starts
  • When the concrete is poured, screeded and towelled the concrete naturally rises around the pipes
  • It does not matter so much with toilet, basin, laundry pipes but however the changes the concrete floor levels
  • Does this matter, good question – the bathroom is known as the wet area because your bathroom is one big area that is consistently wet
  • This is why as a precaution the builder waterproofs all the wet areas
  • So, the Wondercap Kit is flat with the concealed cap & base
  • The flat top is installed 10mm to 15mm lower in the wet areas creating a low point for the concreter to work his concrete
  • Allow about 2 minutes to set your levels, measure and cut your riser and glue your Wondercap Kit into place…. Make sure your square up your pipe riser.

Where, At What Stage, How Long Does It Take to install the Renovation Helper Wondercap?

  • The renovator helper can be installed in the concrete or timber floor – always good practice to angle grind area around the floor & shower pipes the diameter of the flange so the puddle flange will sit flush with the concrete or timber floor. 3mm deep x 50mm wide recess.
  • Allow 2 minutes cut the riser down flush with the floor, angle grind down the area around the pipe riser and to make sure the area is flat, level and clean before you glue Wondercap Retro Kit

What equipment is needed?

Tools: PVC cutting saw, a level, angle grinder, glue & cleaner, tape measure, pencil, rag, smooth half round file.

What is the overall cost?

What do you mean – labour costs – Wondercap costs – I estimate around $120.00 for a house lot – plus labour