Nov 18, 2013

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When will a permit be necessary for a plumbing project?

As a homeowner, you want everything around your home to be done to the applicable code; this may be electrical work, general construction or plumbing. One of the first things that are usually investigated prior to hiring the contractor is to determine if a permit must be obtained from the council. Many homeowners are under the impression that permits are only something that is required when the project is quite substantial, the truth is, there are also seemingly small projects that also need a permit for completion.

Large projects will definitely require a permit and plumbers in Hove are knowledgeable about the details and in most cases can arrange the permit on behalf of the homeowner. Whenever work has to be done in accordance with code, a permit is usually required.

There are usually national codes which apply to the various trades. In many cases, these codes must be followed but there may also be local codes which actually take precedence as they have been written taking the local environment into account. To be safe, make sure you check the codes before you start the work, if you have already selected the team of plumbers in Hove they will know this as a matter of course as they are involved in the trade as professionals. Remember that the codes are there for the safety and protection of the public as well as the homeowner.

Information pertaining to the applicable codes can found at the building engineers office of your local council. As many places are now taking advantage of web sites, you may find the information on the internet.

Although the following is not complete, these works are the usual candidates for requiring a permit before the work can begin.

  1. Re-piping: if the entire house needs to be re-piped this is a major project. This work will be done by plumbers in Howe and will require a permit.

  2. Replacement of drain lines: These projects are also substantial in nature and will need a permit to complete.

  3. Sewer replacement: Work that involves replacing or re-locating a sewer line must be done to meet safety codes and will need a permit.

Depending on the extent of the work, it may be necessary to secure a permit for water heater replacement or moving the physical location of existing plumbing in the home.

If you are about to embark on a major project you will need plumbers in Hove that can comfortably work to code. The plumbers employed by DrainBoss Plumbing & Drainage are all City & Guilds Accredited.

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