Average Cost To Install Or Replace Plumbing – Forbes Home

The cost of installing plumbing in a new building consists of the material and labor costs for the entire facility, including the water connection and sewerage to the municipal system.

labour costs

Normally, labor costs for plumbing installations in new buildings are included in the price quote and not in a separate item. Labor costs make up a large percentage of the final bill and cost between $50 and $120 per hour per individual plumber or in total $1,500 and $6,000 for the project.

Per linear foot

Although the price quote for new plumbing installations rarely includes the cost per linear meter, you will pay between $1.40 and $10 for work and material or $1,400 to $10,000 for 1,000 linear feet of pipe.

By Square Feet

The cost estimates for plumbing installations in new buildings are often based on prices per square meter. On average, the costs for the rough installation of plumbing installations in new buildings are between $4.50 and $5.25 per square foot or $11,250 and $13,125 for a 230 square meter house.

By location

Labor costs vary depending on market conditions at the home's location. Expect to pay up to 60 USD per hour higher or lower than the national average, with costs being higher in urban areas than in rural areas.

By pipe material

The three most common pipe materials allowed by building codes are copper, PEX, CPVC and PVC. Copper pipe is typically used for utility lines and costs an average 3 USD per linear foot. Copper drain lines are less common and can cost 8 USD per foot. PEX piping costs on average $1.15 per linear footwhile CPVC on average 0.98 USD. PVC pipes are used only for drain, waste and vent applications and cost on average $2 to $4.50 per linear foot depending on the pipe diameter.

Commercial vs. residential

Commercial plumbing installations are subject to stricter building codes and are generally more extensive. Expect average prices per square foot $6 for most situations.

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