1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Building over a drain inspection point

Discussion in 'Building' started by Dr C, 24 Sep 2020.

  1. Dr C

    Dr C

    Joined:
    24 Jun 2020
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    We are looking into doing a side return extension on our Victorian terrace but not sure if it’s possible with the location of our drain inspection point (see pic).
    We want to extend the kitchen right out to the fence line but this would be over the drain Inspection point. We are in a row of 4 with the other properties having inspection points in the same location and next doors drain flows into ours so we don’t think diverting the drain out towards the garden to the end of the extension to keep it outside is possible?

    Is it possible to have the inspection point inside the kitchen under a sealed access point? The inspection chamber itself is only shallow
    608A0109-B552-4701-872E-65BF6D58DCCA.jpeg
    627C1E66-26FE-4AC2-8A81-C57B29E71AC0.jpeg
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Notch7

    Notch7

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2017
    Messages:
    25,384
    Thanks Received:
    1,791
    Location:
    S. Uplands
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Unfortunately that drain may put a stop to your extension plans.

    No you can't have a sealed drain cover on a public sewer, so your only option is to move outside, which looks unlikely.
     
  4. johnny2007

    johnny2007

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,952
    Thanks Received:
    584
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Build a nice canopy in that strip of land and some wooden walls, then use it as a second shed to keep things that don't rot.
    You'll be surprised how many things are made of plastic and don't fear a bit of cold and damp.
    That will free some space indoors.
    You could even use the space as a laundry, but of course w/m won't be perfectly dry as if it was indoors.
     
  5. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page