The scope of repipe designs is to some degree limited and influenced by the design of the building. For example, a repipe designed for a high-rise structure is very different than the design used in a low-rise structure. Generally, two designs are commonly used:
- Vertical piping system
- Horizontal or lateral piping system
While the latter can easily offer unit-by-unit isolation valves, it tends to cost a bit more and often involves construction of boxed headers to hide pipes. The more commonly used vertical system is the norm in new construction. A vertical system usually offers riser-by-riser isolation, but it can offer unit-by-unit isolation as well.
CuraFlo can design a customized piping system to meet each customer’s unique needs. Through our years of experience, we have found that strategically matching plumbing materials often yields a well-engineered system that lasts for many years, even with Greater Vancouver’s aggressive water running through it.
In every case, CuraFlo works closely with building owners and managers up front to educate them on our recommended material and design strategies. Our goal is to deliver a system that meets an owner’s expectations, matches code requirements and serves owners, managers and residents well into the future.