EX­PERT TIP:

PLUMB­ING

House and Leisure Before and After - - BATHROOM -

Ac­cord­ing to Kobus, in older houses such as this, re­ly­ing on the ex­ist­ing pipes is never a good idea as newer sys­tems are much more ef­fi­cient in sav­ing on energy and wa­ter. Pa­trick Gor­don of Cobra shares some in­sight into plumb­ing con­sid­er­a­tions when a ren­o­va­tion is im­mi­nent:

‘Try to keep the main waste out­lets on the out­side wall. ‘If the hot-wa­ter cylin­der is not near the bath­room the wa­ter will take longer to be hot. Con­sider ei­ther re­lo­cat­ing the cur­rent cylin­der or hav­ing an ad­di­tional one fit­ted. ‘When choos­ing san­ware get pro­fes­sional ad­vice. ‘Get the plumber and the de­signer around the ta­ble at the same time for best re­sults. ‘Make sure that the plumber is listed with the Plumb­ing In­dus­try Reg­is­tra­tion Board and that he/she can is­sue you with a cer­tifi­cate of com­pli­ance at the end of the pro­ject.’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.