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
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.
We have done many renovations in the past, but Highlands crew was outstanding. It is rare to find a construction company that has so much knowledge and experience and has the leadership to see a project through from the beginning to the end. They were always onsite, early in the morning. They were pleasant, polite and always cleaned up at the end of the day. We were actually sad when they left, as they were like family friends staying at our house!
If you want a great crew, outstanding workmanship, transparent and easy to understand billing this is THE company! We would hire Andrew and the guys back for another project any time. Thank you again for going the extra mile – we are very grateful.
We greatly appreciated your outstanding designs, your excellent advice, and your help in getting this project underway. Many, many thanks–I knew we would be in good hands with you. I have the feeling you treat all your clients this way and that’s why your reputation is so stellar.
What appealed to the buyers…was the balance between the old and the new, the preservation of the original features of the house, set off by the new open and lighter look. A friend who showed the house to her cousin, an architect, told me that he liked the kitchen enormously and has used it to inspire his own designs. Highest form of flattery.