Strict Requirements All Businesses must ensure that their premises are equipped with the necessary services of water, waste disposal, ventilation, cleaning and personal hygiene facilities. There are also other requirements the Authorities look for. Below is a small list of things you might not have accounted for in your plans in regards to rules or just unexpected costs. Always make sure to check with the Authorities for current rules.
Hand Basins A hand basin needs to be installed in every commercial kitchen. They require water tempered to 45 degrees and should be operational by means of a knee or foot operated on/off tap or a long lever for elbow operation.
Bucket Waste A bucket waste is a large 100mm-150mm floor waste drain with a large removable strainer bucket inside. This minimises larger items from obstructing the drain.
Commercial Gas If you plan on using several Commercial Gas appliances, you will likely have to upgrade your gas pressure and your gas meter to a larger size. Be sure to check what gas pressure you can get in the area. Also, check what it will cost to upgrade the meter box supply line from the road. This can be very costly depending on what ATCO decides. If you are able to increase the pressure of your supply line then you may be able to get away with smaller sized pipes.
Commercial Drain Piping All Piping in a commercial kitchen which are run externally on the walls must be clipped 45mm off the wall with standoff brackets. This law is required so that you can clean the wall down properly and avoid germ build up. If you are completing a brand new fit out, you may want to consider using HDPE pipe. This pipe costs around three times the price of regular plastic pipes but will last a lot longer, get fewer blockages and can handle boiling water. HDPE piping is much more slippery then regular plastic which means is far less likely to have fat stick to the walls.
Gas Safety Shutoff valve A Gas shut off valve is required to be installed in a safe place for the gas appliances. It needs to be accessible and have appropriate signage making it easily viewable. Some of the bigger sites have an electronic valve with a red isolation switch located near the appliance and near the exit.
Commercial Hot Water Systems A hot water system has to have a certain capacity and style to be suitable for commercial use. These units tend to cost double the amount of a domestic system and have either quick recovery on getting hot water or a very large volume tank.
Glass Washers and Commercial Dishwashers Glass Washers and Commercial Dishwashers tend to work better when they have Hot Water supplied to them. There internal water heating system only lifts the temperature a certain amount, so it needs all the help they can get. Hotter Water means a better clean. Allow that the drain water from these units are near boiling and you will require a cooling pit or some piping which can handle such hot water. Standard DWV plastic piping will melt and break if you don't.