We know that plumbing services are patience-testing feats that require planning, getting permits, hiring a trusted contractor, and lots of time and money, so letting you know exactly what you will be getting yourself into before you have a project is something we think is equally as important as getting the job done when the time comes. Here are a few tips our expert plumbers in Singapore recommend you follow when building a new house.
Acquire the necessary permits
It is important to have all of the required permits before you begin construction. The permits can be obtained from your local building department or through a licensed contractor like those employed at our plumbing company. This will ensure that no problems arise during construction, either with code violations or with plumbing fixtures. Before Sanitary, Sewerage and Drainage works can proceed, planning clearance need to be obtained from PUB for Development Control (DC) in compliance with the broad planning parameters for the project and Detailed Plan (DP) for the detailed design of the various works in compliance with the respective Codes of Practice (COP) requirements. Upon completion of works, a licensed plumber must apply for PUB’s clearances for Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP)/Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC) before applying to BCA for the TOP/CSC.
Our PUB-licensed plumbers are allowed to install, fix, and maintain plumbing systems for water service and sanitary works. When enlisting our professional plumbers, you can be well assured that they are well-versed in the current building regulations and codes required for a building project to pass all relevant site approval.
Plan for the placement of sanitary ware
When finding the right layout of the sanitary ware, it is necessary to find an optimal balance between furnishing according to the shape and the size of the room, and the functional needs of those who live in the house. Our plumbers in Singapore have proven expertise at fitting bathrooms through their in-depth knowledge of plumbing systems. These professionals ensure each element is installed correctly and in an appropriate place in order to minimize the risk of future defects.
You should also plan where in your home you would like each fixture to be located. You may want to install a water heater on one side of your kitchen while placing a washing machine on the other side of the room. This way, you can create a more open feel by moving certain fixtures around as needed instead of having them take up space where they’re not needed at all times.
Check for minimum space constraints for each fixture
On a basic layout of a small bathroom, mark the position of the sink, commode, and shower area according to the position of the window, door, and existing plumbing lines within the bathroom.
As there are space constraints for each fixture, if you don’t measure your space correctly and install the fixtures without enough clearance, they can cause more problems than they solve. For example, if you have a sink in your kitchen that is too close to a countertop or cabinet, water may overflow when the faucet is turned on—and it will probably flood the floor. It’s important to avoid these types of installation mishaps by ensuring that at least two inches of clearance exist between all fixtures and any other surfaces in your home. This will also ensure that there is enough space for pipes that run throughout the home, including those used for sinks and toilets.
If you’re building a new house, and you’re planning on installing plumbing fixtures, be sure to seek our professional plumbing services.
Seek professional help when installing a water heater
Water heaters are one of the most important but often overlooked appliances in every home and business. A properly installed water heater can run for years on end. A water heater is more than a tank with a heating element. The wiring and plumbing can be quite complex depending on the nature of occupant requirements and require special tools or training for proper repair or installation.
The most important thing when building a new house is to choose the right plumbing company. A professional plumbing company will come with a strong maintenance plan. This will begin a relationship of trust between the client and the company that will continue for the many years of life you’ll get from an expertly-installed appliance. PW Plumbing will be able to install your new water heater safely and efficiently. We will also be able to ensure that the installation complies with local codes and regulations.
PW Plumbing: an experienced plumbing company
While you may be able to get by with some basic knowledge, hiring a plumbing company such as PW plumbing with over 10 years of industry experience comes with a lot of benefits. When you hire a plumbing company that specialises in bathroom fitting, they not only take care of the installation alone,but the design,placement and the overall aesthetics too.
PW Plumbing will ensure that the plumbing system in your new home meets your needs by planning ahead and offering you the services of our qualified and trusted plumbers in Singapore. Contact us now, and we will take care of every plumbing service you require when building your dream home.