Remove cold water tank to extend into the loft and simplify



I am planning the extension of my home house to the side of the house and into the loft. I was wondering if it is possible to simplify water/central heating/ hot water system and save space.
I have a cold-water and innumerable pipes tank a smaller tank with a round float ball in the loft. In the first floor I have the emersion heater and the boiler in the kitchen. Recently I visited the house of an Architect who appears to have substituted them all with a something like a box shape container placed in a cupboard next to the entrance door in the ground floor. There are no tanks or emersion heaters anywhere in the house.
Any information will be gratefully received.
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1 Feb 2010
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United Kingdom
Depending on the size of your property and how many bedrooms/bathrooms/users you have there, a combination boiler would remove the need for the tanks in the loft and the cylinder in your airing cupboard.
Or, if you have a lot of hot water demand, an unvented cylinder and system boiler would be best. This takes out the need for the tanks in your loft although you will still require a place to appropriately site the cylinder,
Ask a good local Gas Safe registered plumber round to give you a quote. They will be able to advise you as to what is best for your needs.

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