I’m going to be moving in to a new house soon and need some help. I’m a DIY numpty, so I’m looking at getting someone in to do the work, but I don’t know what sort of tradesman to get in.
I want to get the garage plumbed in for (cold) water and waste so that I can put a washing machine and maybe a little sink out there, it’s already wired for electricity on a separate breaker from the house.
The garage runs parallel to, but is detached from the house by an approx. 1 meter width concrete path. On the side of the house, close to the garage side-door there is an external tap, which I’m hoping can be split / moved to feed the garage, however I believe that the pipework would need to be buried under the path, below the frost line (?).
There are a couple of drains in the garden to the rear of the garage – one is a manhole sewer type drain and the other is a run-off for the garage guttering. I believe that you can’t have a waste pipe going into the ‘run-off’ (which would likely be easier) unless it meets up with the sewer, I won’t be able to check this until I’m in the property. I would imagine that the waste pipe would need to go to the sewer type drain – would I need permission from the council or the water board to enter this?
Can anyone suggest what sort of tradesman would be able to do this type of work and advise me on any permissions / legalities?
Any help appreciated,