Time and money: the two biggest, most important factors that homeowners and property managers need to consider when building a new house.
Home construction is such a big project to undertake – that’s why it needs proper planning and wise decision making.
From layout, design, colours, structure, labour and materials costs, there are a lot of important details that can’t be overlooked – one of which is your plumbing.
Efficient and functional plumbing systems are critical in building a comfortable home or a functional workplace. Water supply, drainage, hot water systems, roof plumbing are all crucial parts of the safety and quality of life equations.
While it may be an essential expense, it doesn’t have to be an uncontrollable one. With accurate estimates and good planning, your plumbing can come in under budget while also ensuring that comfort isn’t compromised.
Our Bayside plumbers don’t just respond to blocked drains and leaks – we can also provide assistance regarding costs and budgeting, too!
Getting it right the first time: what goes into estimating plumbing costs for your project?
As with all parts of your construction project, getting the correct cost estimates is an important part of your construction planning.
Accurate plumbing cost estimations are important to both homeowners and project managers alike.
Your plumbing contractor can provide an accurate plumbing cost estimate, and help devise ways to ensure our estimates align with your budget.
Kitchen and bathroom fixtures
We know how excited you get when the time comes to choose the right kitchen and bathroom fixtures at home.
After all, major plumbing fixtures like bathtubs, sinks, showers and taps aren’t just fixtures – they’re also statement pieces.
You want your fixtures to say something – however, high-end goods often cost more money.
Weighing up between appearances and costs? Our Bayside plumbers can advise, proposing alternative fittings that are just as good-looking, only cheaper.
Did you know that your choice of plumbing materials can directly affect how much your plumbing costs?
Valves, pipes, drains… each of these come in a variety of materials, all of which have different qualities and attributes.
Not only that, but they also have different price tags too!
It can be tempting to look at the catalogue and choose the cheapest option on offer. If you ask our Cheletenham plumbers, this is the wrong way to go about it!
Cheaper materials may not go the distance, end of story.
If the budget’s starting to look a little bit tight, our team can help you choose a more affordable solution that won’t compromise your plumbing function.
New house construction may need new drains installed, pipes laid and sewer lines connected. This often requires considerable excavation work.
And that in turn means paying for materials and labour.
After taking an initial look at your blueprints and plans, and consulting the council for a survey of the land, we can estimate how much excavation work will be needed and how much it will cost you.
Don’t worry, we’ll also talk with your architect to propose alternative plumbing setups that are more affordable and which don’t require dramatic redesigns either!
Are your blueprints and your plumbing playing nice with each other?
It’s a problem our Bayside plumbers have run into too many times to count. We receive a copy of the blueprints as well as a brief on what sort of plumbing is needed.
There’s just one problem: the plumbing requirements simply don’t fit with the blueprints.
This problem is especially costly if it’s only uncovered during the fit-out stage. While rare, it has happened before!
Naturally, this can set you back a considerable amount, which is why it’s important that you engage a plumber from the point of design to sort out issues such as this early on.
Finally, we come to the final part of getting a plumbing cost estimate: labour.
There’s no way around it – installing new pipework and water systems in new houses will require the expertise of a qualified Bayside plumber.
Plumbing installation costs may depend on:
- The number of rooms in the house
- The complexity of bathroom, kitchen and plumbing fixtures
- Number of storeys floors
- Existing and new water connections
We’ll give you an accurate assessment of how much work is required before work begins, giving you a better idea of how much your project is going to cost overall.
Why the cheapest option isn’t always the best choice!
While the cheapest option may save you some money upfront, in the grand scheme of things, it could end up costing you much more overall!
In many cases, cheaper materials and parts may not last as long – that’s why they’re priced as low as they are.
For an example of this, look at your hot water plumbing.
In many cases, cheaper hot water systems are less capable – a big problem if you’re building a large home that has a high demand for hot water.
What’s more, in many cases they’re also of an older generation.
While they may get the job done, they also lack a lot of the new energy-efficient technology that’s found in newer water heaters.
Those are just two examples of what can go wrong if you choose the cheapest option available!
Avoid paying more in the long-run by calling a Bayside plumber.
In addition to performing the installation, they’ll also advise on where you can safely reduce costs without compromising on function or durability.
Upcoming construction project? Worried about your budget?
Talk to our Bayside plumbers for an accurate quote
It’s natural to be worried about money, especially for projects like a new house, which have a habit of spiralling out of control!
Luckily for you, you don’t have to go in blind.
Our Bayside plumbers provide you with accurate cost estimates for the plumbing component of your construction project.
Our team of plumbers in Bayside understands how important your home is to you – you can be sure that we’ll treat every part of your home with the utmost care.
And that includes your plumbing budget!
You can also visit us for plumbers in Melbourne: pop into our headquarters at 9/22 George St Sandringham, VIC 3191, if you prefer a more hands-on approach.