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Find out why we need to know that you are planning a building above or near a sewer to find out if you are eligible for a self-certified agreement, complete the questionnaire on the Thames Water Build Over website (link above) … Or ask us! Instead of a real extension, I wondered if I could build a lean, so that the foundation (as such) would be only 1 or 2 bricks deep. Our contractor proposed that we have a wooden frame between the fence line and the house, wall coverings and a concrete floor to bring the height with the existing building. The other possibility is that the seller will provide the buyer with compensation insurance to protect against financial losses resulting from the construction of the property through a public sewer. It is the fastest and cheapest option, but whether or not insurance is available depends on the circumstances of each case. We saw a case where the owner assumed that the contractor had handled the Thames Water Build over Agreement, while the contractor assumed it was the owner. This confusion resulted in a four-week delay in the work, while location studies were conducted, plans were drawn up and Thames Water Engineer visited the website. The agreement not only ensures that Thames Water has adequate access to sewers or wastewater in the future, but also ensures that the proposed foundations are designed to reduce the risk to sewers or sewers. Thames Water may also require that the proposed foundations be built at a safe distance from sewers or sewers, thereby avoiding the risk of damage. A Thames Water Build over Agreement is a quality label for proposed work and will generally be required for all excavation work within 3 metres of a public canal or flow. You must create a Build-Over/Near app through our InFlow online portal if you don`t meet our standard criteria. If no construction agreement has been reached, the vendor should have a sewer line review and the records forward to the water company.
If the water company is satisfied that the sewers are in good condition, they will give a consolation letter confirming that the sewers are in satisfactory condition. The comfort letter generally satisfies the buyer and its mortgage lender that the Water Company will not take any action to demolish the insulting structure over the public sewers. To apply to build a public or nearby canal, please contact InFlow via the link on the right. If you are eligible for a self-certified agreement, simply complete the online questionnaire and start your work immediately (provided your work conforms to the description you gave in the online questionnaire). A self-certified agreement is free. Thames Water Build over Agreements require different information that must be provided to a thames water engineer before construction. NB: If sewers are pumped, construction above or near an agreement will not be permitted and a section 185 “diversion of a public sewer” will be requested.