One of the items we often come across to be neglected from the planning stage is the reposition of existing below ground sewage systems.
Of course, these items are not obvious as they are unseen. However, that is the reason you have approached a professional building contractor in the first instance.
The positions and layout of below ground drainage should be carefully planned with your building contractor. Advice should always be sought from your local water utility provider as all works to below ground sewage will require the consent of the local utility provider.
In London, Thames water regulate alternations to below ground drainage systems. Review their guidance on applications and fees.
Considerations should be taken into account to allow future maintenance and repairs to below ground drainage. In particular, think of the future, when you need access to unblock your manholes and soil pipes. You want to avoid a large drainage repair bill, so ensure access to below ground sewage is convenient and fast!!!
Try not to cover external manhole access lids in rear or front gardens with paving slabs or out buildings. Where possible you can install drainage covers which allow decorative coverings to be placed onto to blend in with the external surroundings.
If you require assistance with the planning of your below ground drainage system in order to facilitate new structures then contact us today.