If you have a major refurbishment or building project planned, you want to have all the various elements planned well in advance.  If any part of your refurbishment or building work will involve you having to build over or divert public or shared sewer pipes or the drainage network itself, from a strategic viewpoint, then you need to know what you might find beneath ground as it is likely you will need to obtain Anglian Water Authority or Environment Agency consent for the works; this is where a drainage survey proves invaluable.  Preliminary investigations are made during the site survey stage where position of manholes are obtained and pipe depths are measured where possible. Some projects may also require the need for a sustainable drainage system (SuDS) and in these circumstances an external consultant can be engaged by Contour Architectural Designs to undertake this aspect of the design on your behalf.

If you do not have a clear understanding of what lies beneath the ground, there are serious implications of starting your work without having this up to date knowledge. You might have a set of robust costings for materials and man-hours, along with a tight schedule to meet milestones and deadlines. However, should something go wrong, involving damage or disruption to utilities, this will throw your project off-course.

Using CCTV technology our external consultants can provide accurate, up to date drainage information. It’s cost effective in terms of efficiency and effort, and as an investment in helping keep major building projects on track, it provides real added value.  The survey will bring clarity to your drainage networks and the data collected contributes to a fully comprehensive drainage report, schematic plans and survey sheets.

If you are interesting in seeing what other services the team at Contour Architectural Designs can offer to your project, head on over to our main Services page to see how we can help bring your project to life.



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