Hiring a new construction plumbing contractor in the Hamilton area is much different than hiring a plumber to fix a leaky pipe or hot water tank. In some respects, the process is simpler because the contractor is starting from scratch and doesn’t have to worry about encountering surprise repairs behind the walls. Nevertheless, you do require a plumbing contractor with experience with the process of construction.
If you are in the process of building a custom home, an addition, or commercial space, such as a condominium, you will need the services of a new construction plumbing contractor. Here are a few of the things you will need to consider when hiring one.
Scheduling a Contractor
General contractors are well aware that different work on new buildings needs to be completed at different times. They schedule their subcontracting crews accordingly to take care of excavation, framing, plumbing, electric, and a whole range of other jobs that each require their own experts.
If you are managing the subcontractors yourself, however, you will have to keep this timing in mind. Having the right crews on your construction site at the right times is essential to ensuring the project progresses in a timely manner.
Communication with Plumbing Contractors
Communication between subcontractors or with the general contractor goes hand in hand with scheduling. You don’t want to have your plumbing contractors at the site and sitting around because there was an unforeseen delay.
By the same token, you want a plumbing crew that will communicate well with the other crews on your project.
Plumbing Permits and Inspections
Permits and inspections are another thing that you need to be mindful of during a new build as these are required at each stage of construction. While this is usually taken care of by the general contractor, your subcontractors may take responsibility for this if you are managing them independently. In some cases, the person doing the hiring is responsible.
When hiring a new construction plumbing contractor – or any other contractor for that matter – make sure you have it in writing who will be responsible for ensuring that all the proper permits are obtained and all inspections are completed.
Size, Position and Quality of Fixtures
While most of the plumbing work done on your new construction will be hidden away behind walls and under flooring, you should still discuss the parts that you will be able to see with your new construction plumbing contractor – that is the fixtures.
By discussing your specific needs, your contractor will be able to help you choose fixtures that are most suitable. Fixtures that are too large, will have you spending more on utilities than you need to. Positioning is important too since moving them later will be a costly renovation. Take the time upfront to determine the right positioning for most convenient use.
Contact Wentworth Plumbing today
If you are looking for a new construction plumbing contractor in the Hamilton area, contact Wentworth Plumbing today. Our crews are fully licensed and have experience working on new builds of all sizes and we would be pleased to have a member of our team meet with you to give you an estimate.