Plumbing installation for your new home
Building a new home? You probably have a lot on your mind. How do you want the home to look? What kind of layout and flow does your family need?
Construction cost and time are probably high up on your list.
Plumbing may not be the first (or even second or third) thing you think about when it comes to the requirements for building a new home.
But when you think about it, plumbing has a big impact on the experiences of living in a home. It can make aspects of your everyday life a breeze or it can cause major hassles.
Getting it right makes a big difference. The good news is that it is possible to get a great result when it comes to plumbing at your new home. With the right planning and expertise you can make the right choices and achieve a great outcome.
Our plumbers in Melbourne discuss plumbing installation for your new home.
What plumbing does a new home need?
There are a number of aspects of plumbing a new home needs so let’s take a plumbing tour of a new home.
Hot water systems
Decisions about the hot water system for your new home are important.
Who likes cold showers in winter? Or paying more than necessary for an essential supply to your home at any time of year?
The first question is which method of heating you want for your hot water system. Options are:
- Heat pump
Differences between these include:
- Purchase and installation price
- Cost to run
- Environmental impact
- Hot or cold climate performance
- Ability to be installed inside or outside the house
- Whether an electricity blackout will impact your hot water supply
The second question is whether to get a hot water system that uses a tank or a continuous flow.
Hot water system tanks:
- Can be used for most types of hot water heating
- Require maintenance and sometimes replacement after some time
- Should last longer and require less maintenance, but will cost more to purchase, if made of stainless steel
- Should be installed somewhere sunny or insulated around your home (this reduces heat loss)
Continuous flow hot water:
- Mostly applies to gas hot water heating
- Can also be used with electrically heated systems
- May be cheaper to run
- Continuous flow hot water systems are based on the premise of heating only the amount of water you need as you need it
- Has capacity requirements that depend on the number of hot water outlets
The final choice is what brand of hot water system to use; our plumbers in Melbourne will be able to advise about the right system for your home and family’s demands.
Read more about about our hot water installation and repairs.
Bathrooms, kitchens and laundries
Bathrooms, kitchens and laundries are commonly the plumbing “hot spots” in a home.
Bathroom items requiring plumbing include:
Kitchen items requiring plumbing include:
- Refrigerators and freezers (whether these need plumbing will depend on your refrigerator/freezer)
Laundry items requiring plumbing include:
- Washing machines
When it comes to bathroom, kitchen and laundry plumbing, decisions need to be made about:
- Fixtures and fittings (sinks, taps, showerheads, bathtubs, toilets)
This requires the right planning and expertise in relation to the materials to be used and where they are located.
Even what might seem like purely cosmetic decisions about fixtures and fittings can impact other plumbing requirements.
Ideally, these matters need to be dealt with properly early on in the design stage to avoid problems arising later on.
Watermaster Plumbing Solutions can help at any stage of construction of your new home to make sure your bathroom, kitchen and laundry plumbing is properly completed.
If you choose Watermaster Plumbing Solutions you will meet our well presented, polite and professional tradespeople.
Read more about our our plumbing services for your home.
Outdoor plumbing for your home
Plumbing is also needed for the external area of your new home, including:
- Drainage for roofing on your home and any other buildings on your property
- Outdoor areas of your property used for specific purposes – for example outdoor showers
Planning and installing these items requires the right expertise, and they should be incorporated into the design of your new home.
We have specific expertise in relation to outdoor plumbing for new homes. We provide expert input during the design and construction phases.
Our plumbers in Melbourne also have extensive roofing experience, specialising in metal roof installation and repairs, including guttering and drain pipes. Discover more at Watermaster Roofing.
Of course, not everyone is building a new home, so even if you’re not, it’s still important to familiarise yourself with all the different aspects of plumbing throughout your home, particularly in wet room like the bathroom.
Is your water bill soaring for unknown reasons? Sick of that poor water pressure in your shower? Thinking about replacing an old hot water tank?
Plumbing maintenance from Watermaster Plumbing ensures your home’s plumbing system is running at its best – without hiking up your water bill.
If you need plumbing maintenance of any scale – from a dripping tap to hot water replacement, contact us today for Masterful service.
Alternatively, you can organise an inspection report where one of our friendly team will come to your home, assess your plumbing systems, and report on any concerns or issues, giving you complete peace of mind. Find out more here.
Need plumbing for your new home? Call our Masterful plumbers in Melbourne today!
Your new home is important. Ensure that it starts out and stays in good working condition by having your plumbing installation done properly.
Our Masterful plumbing maintenance and repairs ensure that your new home plumbing is installed properly, and that you can use it without dramas.
We provide plumbing service to all of Melbourne’s Bayside area, as well as the greater south-east region, including:
Have your new home running at its best – contact Watermaster Plumbing on 1300 156 650 for your new home installation needs or save our number for whenever you need rapid-response plumbing maintenance and repairs!
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