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Crafting Your Dream Home

Comprehensive plumbing and heating solutions tailored for your new home

Building a new home involves coordinating with various professionals, including Cloverhill Renewables, to ensure that your plumbing and heating systems are installed correctly and efficiently. Below is a detailed guide that covers different aspects of plumbing for new home builds in Ireland:

1. Heating System

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Boiler Installation

  • We recommend a suitable boiler size based on your home’s size and heating requirements.
  • We ensure the installation complies with Irish building regulations and safety standards.
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Radiators

  • Placement and sizing should be strategically planned for even heat distribution.
  • Thermostatic radiator valves for individual room control may be recommended.
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Underfloor Heating

  • We will discuss the feasibility and benefits of underfloor heating in certain areas.
  • Proper installation to ensure efficient heating.

2. Hot Water System

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Hot Water Cylinder

  • Selection and installation of an energy-efficient hot water cylinder.
  • Consideration for solar panels or other renewable energy sources.
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Hot Water Taps

  • Installation of high-efficiency taps and fixtures to minimize water wastage.
  • Consideration of instant hot water systems for kitchen and bathrooms.

3. Showers

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Shower Installation

  • Installation of energy-efficient and water-saving showerheads.
  • Consideration for thermostatic controls for consistent water temperature.

4. Bathrooms and Kitchens

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Bathroom Fixtures

  • Installation of toilets, sinks, and baths with water-saving features.
  • Proper drainage planning to prevent waterlogging.
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Kitchen Appliances

  • Coordination with kitchen designers for proper plumbing connections to appliances.
  • Consideration for water filtration systems.

5. Outside Water Supplies

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Garden Taps

  • Installation of outdoor taps for garden watering and other outdoor needs.
  • Use of frost-free taps to prevent freezing during winter.
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Drainage

  • Proper drainage planning to avoid flooding during heavy rain.
  • Consideration for rainwater harvesting systems.

6. Water Pressure

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Water Pressure Testing

  • Ensure water pressure is tested and adjusted as needed.
  • Installation of pressure-boosting systems if required.
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Pipes and Fittings

  • Use of quality pipes and fittings to prevent leaks and ensure longevity.
  • Proper insulation to protect pipes during cold weather.

7. Regulatory Compliance

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Building Regulations:

  • Verification that all installations comply with Irish building regulations.
  • Necessary documentation and certification for regulatory compliance.

8. Maintenance and Aftercare

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User Manuals

  • Provide comprehensive user manuals for heating systems and fixtures.
  • Schedule routine maintenance checks for optimal performance.

9. Heat Pumps

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Selection

  • Cloverhill will discuss the feasibility of using air source or ground source heat pumps based on your location and property specifications.
  • If appropriate, we will select an appropriately sized heat pump that meets the heating and cooling needs of the home.
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Installation

  • Ensure the heat pump is installed by our qualified professionals in accordance with manufacturer specifications and industry standards.
  • Proper placement to optimise efficiency and minimise noise.
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Integration with Heating System

  • Coordination with the overall heating system to seamlessly integrate the heat pump.
  • Consideration for hybrid systems that combine a heat pump with a traditional boiler for added flexibility.
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Underfloor Heating Compatibility

  • Check compatibility with underfloor heating systems for enhanced comfort.
  • Ensure the heat pump can efficiently support both heating and hot water requirements.
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Energy Efficiency

  • Discuss the Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP) to understand the efficiency of the heat pump throughout the year.
  • Explore options for smart controls to optimise energy usage.
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Ventilation and Cooling

  • Consider the heat pump’s capability for providing ventilation and cooling during warmer months.
  • Ensure proper maintenance to maintain optimal performance.
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Government Incentives

  • Check for available government incentives or grants related to the installation of heat pumps.
  • Ensure compliance with any specific requirements to qualify for incentives.
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User Education

  • Provide homeowners with information on how to use the heat pump efficiently.
  • Offer guidance on temperature settings and maintenance tasks.

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