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    What sort of tradesman to plumb in garage for water?

    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,

    Cheers,

    Grim.

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    Builder...If he can't do any of the plumbing he will have one he can call. Don't get both plumber and builder - you'll end up refereeing any dispute over any problems. A decent builder will resolve any issues as he goes along, you won't even know about them.

    a plumber? lol

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    mrty

    Builder...If he can't do any of the plumbing he will have one he can … Builder...If he can't do any of the plumbing he will have one he can call. Don't get both plumber and builder - you'll end up refereeing any dispute over any problems. A decent builder will resolve any issues as he goes along, you won't even know about them.



    Thanks for your help, I'll get a few quotes from builders when I get the keys, much appreciated - any idea on what you'd expect I'll be paying for works like this?

    parkersblock

    a plumber? lol



    Thanks for responding parkersblock, the reason I asked the question is because I've not really heard of many plumbers that would dig up a few feet of concrete, but equally I don't know of many builders that would do much in the way of moving taps and plumbing in a waste pipe. I mean they might be out there, but as I said I'm a DIY numpty - Do you know any - especially in the North East would be really handy.

    mrty

    Builder...If he can't do any of the plumbing he will have one he can … Builder...If he can't do any of the plumbing he will have one he can call. Don't get both plumber and builder - you'll end up refereeing any dispute over any problems. A decent builder will resolve any issues as he goes along, you won't even know about them.

    parkersblock

    a plumber? lol


    Excluding materials expect £120-£150 day rate for a builder.
    The waste will have to be joined into your current house waste pipe run whether that be on the house itself or under ground in the 4 inch soil stack.
    Doesnt necessarily have to be 70mm for the waste but should be at least 70 for the mains water.
    My builder did some of my plumbing work onsite rather than getting another trader in.

    bigweapon07

    Excluding materials expect £120-£150 day rate for a builder. The waste w … Excluding materials expect £120-£150 day rate for a builder. The waste will have to be joined into your current house waste pipe run whether that be on the house itself or under ground in the 4 inch soil stack. Doesnt necessarily have to be 70mm for the waste but should be at least 70 for the mains water.My builder did some of my plumbing work onsite rather than getting another trader in.


    Sorry meant 70cm depth.

    Plumber's often have to dig up concrete to access pipes, but may have costs for renting appropriate machinery.

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