Drain mapping is an essential part of any proposed building work or planning application. If the drains are within 3 meters of your proposed build, certain information needs to be confirmed for your architect, builder, and developer.
As part of the planning application, your local water authority will require you to provide the necessary information to confirm if a drainage system is located within 3 meters of your proposed build, and whether they are privately owned or public. If so, drain mapping and charting will need to be carried out to confirm the invert level depths, pipe location and dimensions, and to see how close it is to the foundation. With this information, you will be able to confirm to your architect, builder, or developer whether a build over agreement is required.
If a build-over agreement is required, you will have to carry out a drainage inspection and supply the Local Water Authority (LWA) with a video to confirm the conditions of the pipework prior to any building work being carried out. Once all the building work has been completed, the LWA will require a second CCTV drain inspection to confirm that the drainage system has been installed correctly and that the LWA assets have not been damaged or breached in any way before they issue a sign-off completion note.
Whether you have a domestic or commercial drain or sewer pipe, we can map your drains. Drain 247 are able to pinpoint any sewer, drain or culvert pipe using specialist tracing underground drains equipment to confirm the depth, direction and location and providing an accurate and detailed plan.
As a leading drain mapping and charting company, we work closely with architects, developers, builders, and property owners in London and further afield to ensure that they get all the correct drainage information. This ensures that the project runs smoothly and satisfies all parties involved in the completion and sign-off. That’s why Drain 247 has become the number one choice for drain mapping services.
The reasons why we are the number one choice are that:
With years of experience in drain mapping surveys throughout London, it’s easy to see why Drain 247 has become the leading contractor in this field. Our drainage mapping services are affordable, professional and provide critical information about the locating of underground pipes. This is vital when planning and undertaking both design and construction work, so get in touch today by calling on 0800 612 8038. We look forward to hearing from you.
Covering London and the surrounding areas, Drain 247 engineers are well-positioned to carry out mapping services to your area. We can confirm the drain depth, invert levels, and direction flow as well as provide an accurate and detailed plan for your building work.
There are several reasons for needing your drains and sewers to be mapped correctly:
By hiring Drain 247, you are choosing a reputable drainage company in London that is certified by the National Drainage Association and by DrainSafe. We’re a company that has invested in the right equipment and trained personnel so that you can avoid unnecessary delays and costs to your project.
Drain 247’s mapping service will document vital underground assets, allowing you, your architect, developer, or builder to have a better understanding of the underground drainage utility system within your project.
Drain 247 specialises in delivering sewer infrastructure mapping data of underground utilities. We provide an accurate and detailed plan of all detectable underground services. Our CCTV drain mapping surveys provide critical information on the below-ground utility locations across London and the surrounding areas.
Drain 247’s experienced survey teams use GNSS receivers which provide 1cm accuracy on the coordinates. The handheld data unit enables the information to be uploaded to the Geographic Information System (GIS) when working on the road, highway, or onsite.
Our drainage mapping services will provide you with an accurate plan of all foul wastewater and surface water in a given area or around the property. It’s also very important to have this information when you are considering a building or extending your property.
Drains 247 have been carrying out Drain Mapping for over 20 years
We are accredited by the NADC and Drain Safe to carry out comprehensive drainage mapping and commercial sewer location service.
The price of mapping your drains depends heavily on the size and complexity of the drainage system. Smaller properties with straightforward drainage systems are likely to be more affordable, whilst larger properties and commercial premises are likely to cost more due to the amount of underground assets to map.
At Drain 247, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer competitive prices whilst also carrying out drainage mapping services to the highest standards. Our innovative equipment enables our engineers to gather the most comprehensive data available and it gives you all of the information you need for a building project, house extension, or planning application.
Get in touch with us to discuss your mapping needs with an expert and get a free quotation.
Drainage mapping is the process of creating a map of the drains in an area. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as planning a construction project or investigating a drainage issue.
To create a drain map, our mapping engineers will first identify all the drains in the area. Once all the drains have been identified, our engineers will then deploy state-of-the-art mapping equipment to trace all of the underground assets. Our drain mapping surveys are designed to be as non-intrusive as possible and can be carried out with minimal disruption to your property. We are able to do this because our processes and equipment does not require any digging or excavation which saves you time, money, and hassle.
Our GNSS receivers also provide highly accurate information and measurements which our engineers will compile into a comprehensive drainage plan. This will give you detailed information about the drainage and utility assets that are underneath your property.
Once the data is compiled, we’ll send the full drainage report to you.
There are a few different ways to find the drain plans for your house. One way is to contact your local council. They should have records of all the houses in the area and their drainage systems which you may be able to send a request for.
Another way to find your drain plans is to look online. There are a number of websites that offer downloadable plans for homes. However, these may not be accurate, so it’s always best to check with your local council first.