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humph
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Drainage

Post by humph » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:59 am

We bought a new (expensive) house 12 months ago. Soon after moving in, I asked the builder to show me where the drainage within my boundary runs as I did not believe it was in accordance with the plans I had. The builder cannot tell me where they have laid the drains beyond the last manhole/inspection chamber. They refuse to do a location survey suggesting this is my responsibility. I suspect they have connected my drains to a neighbours drains and also have combined storm and foul drains whereas originally they were supposed to be separate. On the drawing I have, my drains should go straight out to the street and connect via separate manholes into the main separate sewer(s). The manholes are there in our lawn but I don't think my drains run that way. I have contacted the Local Authority but they are not helpful and cannot provide me with any information. I even believe they are telling lies about inspecting the drains when they were laid. I could spend £200 to find out where my drains are but why should I ? Also, if as I suspect the drains have been connected to my neighbour's drains then it runs under a hard landscaped area and under a retaining wall. All of which I have raised with the Local Council and suggesting there may be a breach of Building Regulations and Planning Consents given to the builder but all I get is, well nothing. NHBC are useless and simply say they are an insurance company. We don't have a problem with our drains but in the event that there ever is a problem at least you should know where the drains run from and to.

arborlad
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Re: Drainage

Post by arborlad » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:24 am

humph wrote: The manholes are there in our lawn but I don't think my drains run that way.

Have you lifted any of those covers and looked?
arborlad

smile...it confuses people

MacadamB53
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Re: Drainage

Post by MacadamB53 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:17 pm

Hi humph,

[i]I could spend £200 to find out where my drains are but why should I ?[/i]

because you want to find out where your drains are...

Kind regards, Mac

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Re: Drainage

Post by cobdale » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:04 pm

lol straight to the point as usual mac

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Re: Drainage

Post by MacadamB53 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:06 pm

Hi cobdale,

long time, no hear (or should that be read?)

hope you're well.

Warm regards, Mac

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