Unlike residential plumbing, commercial plumbing requires a higher level of expertise, precision and training for successful completion of the project. You need to have enough manpower, resources, and a problem-solving attitude to carry out the job, and deliver the desired results.
We were approached by Hacer to work as commercial plumbers on their construction project for Dan Murphy’s new development in Kirrawee. Here is how we completed this 13-month-long project successfully.
To start with the construction work, we were required to cap off the service lines that were feeding the old factories surrounding the new development. We then had to prepare the site for installing a stormwater system, which required several rounds of laborious excavation and digging, followed by laying the pipework, and backfilling the trenches.
Apart from the initial foundation plumbing, the client tasked us to perform the following services on this new construction site:
We started the project by capping off the services that were leading to the old factories around the site to protect them from any potential damage once we begin with the civil works. Afterwards, we made preparations for laying the new sewer connections at the back of the site.
We performed a substantial amount of excavation and digging prior to laying a 100 mm Ag pipe, which started from one end and ran all the way through the site, ending up at a 3 meters deep road crossing. At this stage, we had to ensure traffic management while drilling at the street to avoid inconvenience and prevent safety hazards.
As part of the fire safety measures for the new construction, we ran a 200 mm PE pipe from an underground fire fighting tank up to the pump room for supplying water to the sprinklers and fire hydrants, which were to be installed across the site. We also connected a commercial booster valve for additional fire safety and directed a 100 mm Gal line for feeding the landing valves throughout the site. We also installed fire collars for providing added fire protection to the pipes penetrating through the concrete slabs. Afterwards, we completed the installation of aerial drainage and waste stack.
After finishing the foundation work, we did the roughed-in for the kitchen and bathrooms. Finally, we installed a commercial hot water system, and finished the second phase fit off in a professional and tradesmen-like manner.
Covid brought quite a hard time on all of us where we patiently had to bear with the downtime due to the unavailability of staff, and the unexpected closure of the construction site.
There was a point when we struggled to complete the project on time as we had about 100 tons of contaminated dirt that brought a halt to further work, until it was approved for removal. Luckily, we managed to pull it off without any delays.
Working on the Dan Murphy’s and Woolworths new build was a highlight of our plumbing career. We can proudly say that we managed to make a faultless and timely delivery in-spite of all the hardships due to Covid restrictions.
Our team worked hard to leave no room for complaints and the client was more than happy with our work. The best part is, we are on board for the next large scale job with the same client, owing to the exceptional performance of the entire team.
Priority Plus Plumbing is a known name in the plumbing industry, servicing homes, businesses and strata properties in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire and all nearby areas. We are also open to working as plumbing contractors for building and construction companies, taking care of all aspects of plumbing for new builds.