When deciding on the most suitable location for copper pipework, plumbers have to take into account the wishes of the customer for a reliable, quality installation, with minimum amounts of pipework on show, and work carried out at minimum cost. These wishes have to be balanced against the requirements of the various Standards and Regulations.
Copper pipework must be installed so that it is reasonably accessible for inspection and testing, as well as maintenance and repair.
Pipework can be hidden in ducts and chases, in walls and floors, and there are regulations to be followed when doing this.
See our Installation Tip on Planning and Positioning of Pipework for full technical details.