Plumbing & HVAC Systems

Plumbing and HVAC Systems are often overlooked sections of a construction project. They provide customers with an excellent opportunity to manage long-term operating costs, as well as the overall cost of the project.  Highlands Master Builders’ comprehensive mechanical design experience includes heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and drainage, and fire protection systems. Our services compliment a wide variety of project types, such as renovations, modernizations, and new construction.

We have extensive experience with all building types: educational, recreational, healthcare, laboratory, hospitality, workplace, residential, cultural, and industrial. We design with your needs and budget in mind and provide sound options and advice throughout the process. From complete plans and specs for plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems, to specific design tasks such as creating an electrical service diagram, plumbing isometrics, and load, energy and photometric calculations, we love the challenge of finding practical solutions.


Plumbing brings comfort and beauty into homes and lives. Kitchens and bathrooms not only serve functional purposes; they provide the refuge of comforting meals, soothing baths and restorative relaxation. Water efficiency contributes greatly to energy savings. Less water used means less water heated and less water transported.

Plumbing manufacturing innovations to gain water efficiency have dramatically reduced the amount of water used through toilets, showerheads, faucets and other plumbing products.  

A well-designed system, therefore, is not only better for the environment, it’s also better for the long-term costs of owning or operating a facility.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 

The purpose of a Building’s HVAC design is to provide both high indoor air quality and energy efficient heating and cooling. These dual considerations require an integrated design approach. A building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) creates a climate that allows for maximum comfort by compensating for changing climatic conditions. There are many highly efficient HVAC system design options that exist that are not used in current practice and must be explored by designers in order to create high performance high efficiency buildings. An analysis of the various HVAC systems that are available to you can yield significant improvements in operational savings, energy efficiency, and comfort.

Plumbing & HVAC Design Areas:

  • Cooling systems
  • Heating systems
  • Sanitary drainage systems
  • Potable water systems
  • Snow melting systems
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Swimming pool systems
  • Ventilation and air conditioning systems
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Highlands Master Builders carries a 5 million dollar general liability policy, and complete coverage by WCB. We also offer additional course of construction insurance to our clients at discounted rates through our partner, Federated Insurance.

Yes. All Highlands Master Builders projects are protected by a 2 year warranty on all labour and materials. In some cases, materials may be warranted by the manufacturer for up to 25 years. We also offer extended warranties and extended service contracts to ensure your project looks great well into the future.

These terms are broken down in the contract based on progress with a completion date included. Once the work is completed to a pre-determined point, a pre-determined payment is made, with final payment due upon completion.

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Erin Woodworth Kitchen & Bath Classics, Wolseley Showroom, Vancouver, BC

I have worked with Highlands over the past several months. We started with small renovations throughout our showroom, and ended up doing a full renovation. Andrew was nothing by professional to work with. He and his team were timely in getting us our initial quote, and quick to respond to any changes we made going into the project. The project and construction team that Andrew provided were a pleasure to have on site. The whole team were very respectful to our staff and clients, and accommodating to the landlord when we needed to work different hours. The workmanship that Highlands completed was exactly what was promised and expected. If we needed any adjustments, they were done immediately, and with no complaints. I would highly recommend the Highlands team for commercial renovations.

Andrea Mercer Vancouver, BC

Highlands just finished a major renovation on our main floor including the kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, wainscoting, tiling, and enclosing our deck . Andrew is exceptionally knowledgeable and helped us design the look that we wanted while teaching us how which materials to focus on and also talked us out of a few ideas that would have either wasted money or clashed with our design. Cameron, Colin, and the rest of the team are some of the nicest and most will spoken tradesmen we have ever had in our home .We looked forward to their arrival every day. Despite a few challenges and surprises along the way, the Highlands team always set clear expectations, and they followed through with everything. They showed respect for our home, our budget, and our family. We will definitely be hiring them again for our next project.

Nasim Khatibijah Heritage Mountain Daycare

We had a great experience. The staff was very professional and always so polite.  They kept their work space clean and tidy. We had regular walk-throughs with the Project Manager which was very helpful for us to keep everything organized, throughout the project. Whenever we had concerns or question, we were impressed at their communication and transparency.  They were professional and timely when corresponding with us. I already recommend Highlands Master Builders to everyone I meet, with pleasure.