Building a home is an exciting time but also a stressful, complicated matter. There are just so many things to think about: your budget, finding a builder, picking a plan and design, how to make your house energy efficient and even where to place the outlets.
All these things will eventually dictate how comfortable your new home is going to be.
Plumbing is another aspect in your home you should also focus on.
When does plumbing come in when building a house? Do the bathrooms and kitchen need to be fitted first? How much will plumbing cost for a new construction? What layout/full design is the best? It’s important to have a plumbing system that works with the architectural parameters of your house.
Plumbing has a very simple concept: water in, water out. It also features three main parts—the appliance, the water supply system and the drainage system.
But it isn’t as simple as it sounds. There is a danger to plumbing that can promote unhealthy conditions. This is why plumbing layout and design must conform to building codes—so exposure to these unsanitary conditions can be avoided.
It’s important to have a detailed layout of sanitary plumbing plan (pipe size, pipe routing diagram, etc) which also includes a list of the materials that will be used for the plumbing, tools and equipment to be used including personal protective equipment. Have these approved before starting work.
Ask your professional Melbourne plumber for the best layout or design system that will comply with the building code of Australia as well as your own personal requirements.
Optimizing Your Plumbing Layout
How can you get optimal results from your plumbing system? Take note of these things:
Plan wisely — Putting the bathrooms, kitchens and laundry room in close proximity with each other reduces the length of the piping needed to be bought and installed because then they can all share parts of the system.
Choosing high-rated materials — It might be tempting to cut costs by opting for cheaper materials. It might save you a few bucks, but only for a moment. In the long run, when the cheap materials you bought start to wear out (and they will wear out sooner than your expected), you will be paying far more in repairs.
Consider color coding your pipes — To make your plumbing easy to repair in the future, consider color coding your pipes.
Less is more — The lesser connections in your plumbing system, the less places there are for problems to occur. Your plumber should know how to create a plumbing plan with the least number of fittings.
Hiring professional plumbers — Even if you have a great plumbing design and have bought high-rate materials, it only takes one incorrectly-fitted joint to ruin the whole thing.
All these falls back to one thing: the importance of choosing only competent plumbers. It will ensure your new home will get only the best yet cost-efficient plumbing layout that will last for many years.