While constructing a new bathroom or renovating an old one, you need to consider in detail, various plumbing aspects. This has to be done before you think of tiling and other decorative features. Not doing so can prove to be a troublesome and costly mistake.
Plumbing plays a crucial role in your bathroom construction, and negligence creates short and long term issues that you may find time-consuming and expensive to tackle. We at Northern Suburbs always advise clients that they should focus on specific aspects while getting a bathroom renovation done. Here, we look at some of them:
1. Drainage System Plans
Whether you are remodelling an existing bathroom or outfitting a new one, the most important thing to do is to obtain a diagram of the drainage system of your home. You can source a copy of an updated layout from the local council. This helps ensure your contractor does not hit a water pipeline accidentally. Your plumber will take care to plan wet walls in the correct areas of the bathroom and prevent rot and mildew.
2. Plumbing Position
Among the crucial design decisions of your bathroom, one that you need to decide in advance is about having concealed or exposed plumbing. To arrive at the final decision, think about the style of your new bathroom. If you are in favour of modern and minimalist style design, hidden plumbing is the best choice. An industrial or vintage style means that exposed pipes are fine.
3. Select the Right Toilet tank
A toilet tank is one of the essential fixtures in your bathroom, and you need to put in considerable thought before choosing one. If you decide to fix a wall-mounted tank, you would need a recessed or hidden drain system. This decision requires planning because the placement of its drainage system should not affect the installation of other fixtures in the bathroom.
4. Get the Drain Size Right
Blocked drains are a common problem in bathrooms and a small-sized drain is often the root cause. It gets clogged fast when debris, hair, and soap scum accumulate over time. The best way to avoid frequent blocking of drains is to install a larger drain. The initial cost for a bigger drain won’t be too high, and it will help you save money later on.
5. Other Plumbing Fixtures
Bidet fixtures are gaining priority as a modern fixture in many bathrooms. If you decide to install one, you would need an additional water line that drains through the toilet. You also need to adjust bathroom design accordingly and ensure that your contractor installs the bidet correctly.
6. Upgrade the plumbing fittings and Fixtures
Lastly, keep in mind the Australian standards you need to adhere to for toilets, showerheads, taps, etc. while constructing or renovating a bathroom in Sydney. Opt for newer and updated models that are more environment-friendly due to their better water and energy efficiency.
For more information, call SPS Plumbers. Our number is (02) 9099 9613, you can also fill in the contact us form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.