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Barn Conversion - No Mains Water

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by YeBullen, 18 Sep 2021.

  1. YeBullen

    YeBullen

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    Hi,

    Hoping somebody on the forum may be able to advise. We would like to buy a barn in Penshurst, Kent - which has planning permission to convert into a 4 bedroom home. The problem is that the water utility main is over 1k/m away and it seems impossible that we would be able to run a new pipe, through private land / fields etc.

    We are considering a borehole, but I am told there is no guarantee that we would strike water, and if we did unlikely to be high yielding, or good enough quality without costly filtration. So my questions are: -

    1. Is it possible to tee off the sellers property water supply (which she is happy to do). Is it legal?, what are the risks involved with doing something like this.
    2. Does anybody know about boreholes or the likelihood of striking water and if there is anyway of knowing for sure (not involving a person with a couple of rods walking about upload_2021-9-18_10-57-43.gif )***

    It seems that it is just way too risky to purchase this barn if I cannot 100% guarantee a water supply. Anybody come up against a situation like this?

    Thanks,

    Matt.
     
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  3. blup

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    Ask the seller to provide the supply as you suggest and agree to meet the cost in principle, that should tease out any difficulties.

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  4. pcaouolte

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    Where does the seller's water supply come from? Can't you connect to the water main that they are connected to?
     
  5. Jackrae

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    You may need to install a break-tank to act as a reservoir to feed the likes of baths, wcs and showers.
     
  6. jj4091

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    and get the agreement in writing before comiting.
     
  8. blup

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    Yes build it into the sale contract.

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