Build over agreements and building over sewers

Build over agreements and building over sewers

If you wish to build over a sewer, you need a build over agreement. This is needed if you are planning to construct a building, an extension, underpinning or undertaking similar construction work near to, or directly over an existing sewer. The distance away from the sewer applicable depends on several factors, including the depth of the sewer, how critical the sewer is etc, although it is typically 3m. As sewers are frequently located running along the front and back of a houses, they are usually needed for otherwise simple house...

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