I'm re-doing a shower room and a bathroom. Unfortunately the type of shower head and taps I would like need a high water pressure and my system is a gravity fed one.
The house is a Victorian terraced, the boiler and hot water tank are on the second floor (cold water in the loft above) - the bathroom is on the same floor, the shower room on the first floor.
My builder has recommended installing a Megaflo pressurised water system, but this will add about £4k to the work! The other option is to install a pump, but we're worried this will be very noisy.
Other concerns are if the system was set up for low pressure, what will a high water pressure system do to the rest of the the pipes and house (i.e kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine etc... ). What about water consumption? The tank is quite small so if we go for the pump option will it mean having the hot water on all the time (at the moment it's on a timer and it's only two of us so is enough hot water).
In brief I need to understands the pros and cons of each system and which would be better for us.
Lots of questions but I would really appreciate some advice please as I have to decide soon what to do.