House design: Make room for the tanks

You’ll need to find somewhere that’s accessible for your plant room – the place you’ll be putting your tanks, manifolds and other equipment you’ll need to operate your home.

In this article, Les covers:

  • What is a plant room, and is one room enough?
  • What goes in the plant room and how to design it efficiently
  • Why you should consider hiring an M&E engineer
  • Health & Safety considerations
  • Specific space requirements for heat pump indoor units
  • Optimal room sizes in meters

Leslie O'Donnell

Written by Leslie O'Donnell

Les O’Donnell is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience designing and supervising the construction of new builds. His practice, Landmark Designs, is based in Co Tyrone. All of the information contained in the guide is for information purposes only; professional guidance must be sought for your own specific project.

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