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A build over survey is important when carrying out an extension on an existing property.
In most cases, this may require building over drains or public sewers in order to extend the property. By using CCTV technology, build over surveys can supply you with a thorough overview of the drainage system or sewer system layout and confirm if a build over agreement is required before works commence.
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A build over agreement is a legal document put in place to protect the public drains and sewers that you are wanting to build over. It gives local water authorities the assurance they need to be able to access the pipe if they need to clean or repair it. The agreement is important as your local water company is responsible for all of the public sewers in your region, so it’s vitally important that nothing is restricting their access.
The main reason why build over surveys are necessary is to confirm if any water authority drains run through the property. If they do, the distance from the building to the drains will need to be confirmed. If this is within 3 meters, a build over agreement is required. Building over drains on sewers also carries a risk that your proposed works could cause the sewer to collapse resulting in structural damage to the extension.
Without permission following a build over survey, your local authority might not provide a Building Regulations Completion Certificate. This could cause problems when selling your property. Having this agreement in place offers reassurance that, if damage to the sewerage network is found at a later date, it may not be attributed to your building work.
The process is simple and requires a developer or homeowner to submit an overview of the building project along with an internal inspection of the sewer which can be carried out via a build over CCTV survey.
Our build over CCTV surveys use state-of-the-art CCTV technology to see what’s going on in the drain. The process is to ensure all pipes are structurally sound and flowing correctly pre and post-build.
As well as being the tool you need to get a build over agreement, build over surveys also bring a range of other benefits.
By hiring us as your drainage surveyors, you will experience fast, polite and effective service With our many years of experience dealing with drains, you can expect high-quality results and service.
Our build over surveys confirm if you need a build over agreement before carrying out works on your property.
The Drain Guys are available to carry out build over surveys with CCTV to homes and commercial properties across the southeast. We have many years of experience surveying and assessing drains, so you know you’ve hired a trusted company.
If you require a build over survey, make sure to get in touch with us now.