Apply For Build Over Agreement


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If the existing tube is discovered in a bad condition or the material is the fiber of bad luck, then you must reposition the length of the tube under the structure at your own expense for a construction to be considered. This minimizes the risk of structural plumbing failure after construction and the potential for inconvenience and service losses for you in the future. Most Build Overs don`t need a CCTV survey, so we can authorize it immediately. But if your channel is not-in-inland or above 160 mm (6″) In diameter, we order a CCTV survey before construction as soon as we agree with your project. With regard to taking into account the impact of the new foundations and the current requirements of the construction law, which stipulates that the new foundations must have a depth of at least one metre. The depth of these foundations and the extra weight of the new structure can lead to broken leaks or pipes, which can lead to flooding. We can guide you through the process of obtaining a construction agreement and ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements. A construction agreement allows the water company to ensure that the work to be carried out will not adversely affect the underlying sewers and ensures that the water company continues to have sufficient access to the canal for repair and maintenance. If you plan to build nearby or via a public sewer, you should contact the water company before carrying out the work to determine its needs. If you are able to meet all the requirements safely, your project will be automatically approved (with limited exceptions).

This only applies to construction of a single piece of land with pipes 150 mm in diameter or less. For all that is larger, you must complete a formal application form. We are responsible for the protection and maintenance of sewers on our territory and it is really important that we protect them for all our customers and future generations. Sewers are often within the confines of private property and sometimes close to buildings. Construction work can affect these sewers and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are not damaged and we can continue to access them for future maintenance work; These are our hidden treasures. As an owner, you may want to consider expanding your home or building a winter garden or garage. Sometimes this type of work can affect underground pipes within the boundary of the land. You must create a Build-Over/Near app through our InFlow online portal if you don`t meet our standard criteria. This is why Thames Water`s construction contracts exist and are generally necessary for the proposed structure to receive a certificate of clearance of the construction code, also known as the “drawing” of the building rules.

If you plan to build above or near pipes, you should take certain precautions. The process depends on the transportation of drinking water or wastewater. This provides the location of known water and/or sewer lines, including pipe dimensions and flow direction. Pipe depths and recovery levels are provided when data is available. You can also apply by filling out our PDF application form. You must ask for an approved agreement if: Under no circumstances will we allow construction by a canal or side sewer, where: Any nearby pipes where you plan to build could affect the design, so it is best to know where the pipes are if you plan to avoid delays and additional costs. If you`re not sure how you`re going to do it, we`re here to help. More information about the assigned and unassigned tubes can be found below. If your answers meet our requirements, we will send you an agreement. If not, we will re-educate you to apply for an approved construction agreement that you should pay. There is a discount to pay online. If we present you with a self-certified Build over Agreement, you can start work immediately,