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Top Winchester Plumbing Tips For Construction Sites

January 24th, 2020 Comments off

Construction sites throughout Winchester (Hampshire) need to be created and maintained with much security. One failure can result in severe problems or even perhaps irreversible damage. For people working around the construction sites, every day can be a new myriad of possibilities that’s a mix of rewarding and frustrating feelings. Every little progress in small plumbing construction projects is a big success.

One of the areas of Winchester construction sites that need a big focus of attention has to do with the plumbing and the associated plumbers. Especially for residential throughout neighborhoods in Winchester, Hamsphire such as St Cross, Hyde, Fulflood and the city centre (near the cathedral), this can be one of the most overlooked areas. But, remember that plumbing problems can have adverse effects both as to the efficiency and financial capacity of the construction site that you’re creating.

That said, here are some of the best plumbing tips from:

Winchesters’ top plumbers for you to remember, as to construction sites:

1. Install Leak Detectors

All thanks to technology, there are now many upgrades, even in plumbing systems that you can use to your advantage. This includes leak detectors. As you install the whole plumbing system around the building or house, it’s worth considering attaching a leak detector.

Sinks, pipes, and the entire plumbing system will eventually weaken in time. One of the telltale signs of problems is in leaking. However, sometimes, leaking may be neglected or manifest only when the problem has already escalated. In the worst instances, you may have to replace the entire plumbing system with a new one. This is more cumbersome than only having to go through a repair.

To avoid more significant and sometimes irreversible damages, a leak detector will tell you when there are first signs of minor leaking. This enables you to address the plumbing problem before it gets too severe.

2. Install Heating And Water Systems In The Basement

One of the best places for you to install the heating and water furnace is in the basement. Plan this outright even before you start with the construction itself. If the building is made to have no basement, remember to install these systems on the main floor. Leave a small room dedicated to this. In smaller houses, even a utility closet will do.

This system is usually attached to the basement or ground floor, for the following reasons:

  • To promote even distribution of heat and water across all rooms of the house
  • To avoid damage or flooding in the rest of the house, should a problem arise
  • Ease of repair, when all plumbing systems are in one room, or adjacent to each other. This includes the sump pump, water heaters, water softener, sewer connection, and furnace.

3. Ensure Proper Installations Of Plumbing Systems

You’ve heard of that all-too-familiar statement that prevention is better than cure. There’s much truth to this statement, indeed, and it applies universally. Not just to medicine, but even in the construction industry. The key to preventing serious problems with the plumbing systems lies in the proactive measure of correctly installing the entire plumbing system.

When it comes time for your team to install the plumbing system, don’t rush this step. Be sure that no steps are skipped, and each is gone through carefully. Two of the most common causes of plumbing issues include improper installation and lose pipes. These problems are avoidable, with proper installation.

4. Always Consult With A Professional Plumber

Should a problem arise, it’s better that you consult with Winchester plumbers. Yes, you may want to save some costs by doing a DIY plumbing job, but this can cause even more severe problems in the future. Though it’ll cost you more initially, the benefits in the long run still outweigh the costs. It will save you hundreds to thousands of dollars in costly repairs in the future.

5. Use The Right Plumbing Tools And Equipment

For some of the minor plumbing problems, anyone in your construction team may be able to do the work successfully themselves. But, you must also be using the right plumbing tools and equipment. Using the right tools and equipment can prevent mistakes and even accidents.

Examples of the right plumbing tools include:

  • Pipe wrenches
  • Drain-clearing tools
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Pipe cutter
  • Rib-joint pliers

Conclusion

Occasional plumbing problems may still be considered as normal. But, when it gets too frequent, that’s when you know that you’re dealing with a severe problem. As plumbing systems run quite deep, it’s essential that even as you’re still in the process of building, you’ve already placed much focus and attention on plumbing. That way, early on, possibly more significant problems are avoided. Keep these tips in mind to avoid falling into the loopholes of plumbing.

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Eco-friendly hotel

January 24th, 2020 Comments off

Within the next 20 years, our planet could reach the peak regarding oil consumption. What’s more worrying is that the demand for oil continues to grow year upon year as the global production of oil appears to decrease.

This ever-growing problem will impact the way that hotels are constructed in the future, and how eco-friendly strategies can benefit hotels in terms of their cost-efficiency.

When constructing new hotels, most of the machinery used, if not all are powered by fossil fuels and crude oils. The reason for this, is that without them, the construction process would not be able to function in its current form. This is however, having a detrimental impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Within the UK, 50% of carbon emissions are accounted for by the construction industry and machinery within the production process.  

In the light of this, the awareness off how pollution is starting to impact our planet, is finally being realised and as result, attitudes are beginning to change. Within the construction industry, Eco-friendly practices have been growing, and although the US market have estimated revenues of $245 billion, UK firms could also take advantage of these environmentally friendly practices.

Providers of container hire and waste management solutions, Reconomy explain further on how eco-friendly practices can be implemented within the construction of hotels and other buildings, and once they’re built, can help tackle climate change.

When constructing a new hotel, the UK government are instructing construction firms to use green processes by passing legislation. Post-construction, firms are also encouraged to incorporate green technologies within the build to benefit the environment once construction is complete.

Building an eco-friendly hotel
There are three core principles that need to be taken in account during the construction of a hotel so that’s ecologically beneficial to and within the environment:

  1. What needs to be established, is whether energy is being wasted during construction. During the production process machines can more than often be overused. This leads to energy that is wasted that can never be used again. So that a motor isn’t overworked, electric vehicles or machines with hybrid-engines should be used so that when a motor is overworked – electric engines can help power and support the overall load.
  2. Once the building of the hotel is complete, what energy is being generated within it, and is it being wasted?
  3. Furthermore, assess whether materials for the construction of the hotel have been locally sourced – if they haven’t, a decision has to be made on whether they can be recycled in the future.

For the roofing of the hotel, recycled paper can be utilised instead of new insulation that’s often expensive. By using cheap and practical alternatives – insulation that is produced for individual roofs will be more cost effective when using pre-existing materials. By using timbers that are sourced from sustainably managed forests within the local areas, this avoids when to chop down trees that will not be replanted.

Ecological hotel structures and their design
Based on making the most out of the hotel structure, these eco-friendly techniques can help to save costs, and energy within the hotel design.

  • Drainage systems and water filtration. When biological waste is treated safely, water can be re-used within a hotel. Rainwater can also be utilised and collected into specific drains that recycle it, so it can be re-used instead of water from a tap and also used in outdoor spaces such as gardens and courtyard spaces for plants
  • Low-energy lighting. Low energy lighting can last twice as long as regular lightbulbs, which accounts for an energy saving of 100%
  • Solar energy panels. Solar energy is fast in becoming a cheaper alternative as opposed to other forms of commercial power. When using them within a hotel’s power supply, this can account for a significant saving in energy costs. A hotel also covers a large surface area, which means that many solar panels can be used, maximising the amount of electricity that can be generated in this energy efficient way. 

Benefitting from environmentally friendly construction
The day-to-day running of a hotel can account for 80% of hotel’s overall cost, which can be expensive. Reducing the total running costs of a hotel by one third, introducing green initiatives can help reduce these costs to 53.3% of overall costs.

When it comes to the hotel’s architectural design, daylight should always be considered. This is because daylight helps to save on artificial lighting costs. Furthermore, it is considered by many that the ‘indoor environment quality’ of a hotel can be improved when natural light is abundant – this is because it creates the illusion of more space within a more natural feeling environment, benefitting the health of occupants that are present within the building.

Once the construction part of hotel begins, long-lasting materials that can be recycle should always be utilised. This means that fewer new materials will be used during construction, helping to reduce the overall cost of the build whilst less energy is consumed in order to produce the new structure.

To tackle climate change, construction firms will have to use these materials and techniques within their construction processes. By producing hotels that are greener, more environmentally efficient and conceptualised with the long-term future of the planet in mind, this will ensure that buildings are constructed in a sustainable way for generations to come.

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