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    Garage built over gas pipes

    Plumbers

    Is it legal to have a garage constructed over gas pipes beneath the ground? How does planning permission rules and building regulations affect this?

    Asked by Kelly on 11th Jul 2022
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    DW SERVICES

    "Planning permission works in different ways .

    A competent Trade person should comply with all regulations / If it required he should give the advice correctly or even seek up to date building control .

    Or you the owner should seek through your Local Authorities your concerns

    Bodies like Gas safe will give your answer .

    My Knowledge a gas pipe can beneath the ground in the correct application . I was a gas Safe registered company with a exemplary record .
    Let the trade show you the building document to satisfy ."

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "Hi ,no you are not allowed to build over any gas pipes or pipework untill you have contacted the building inspector and they then need to come out and inspect it first"

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Power of Details

    "Unfortunately is not legal .I'm sorry .You must ask the gas provider ,what is your options .And maybe they can move away ,but is very very very priced"

    Answered on 15th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Ram property

    "You would be best to check with your local building control"

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Self employed

    "One can check with ;
    The Building Regulations .
    The Gas Regulations .
    Any gas pipe going through a wall must be in a sleeve .
    This is the gas pipe inside another pipe .
    This offers protection .
    The Regulations underground are there for specific reasons .
    I have my own knowledge and opinion .
    However Councils have their own Building Control departments and use Building Inspectors .
    Gas Safe.They have their own inspectors .
    My advice is to contact both and that way you get the information you require"

    Answered on 4th Aug 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Bodmas limited

    "A trade man can not just start building over a gas pipe under the ground without first consulting the local authority to fine out if its safe to do so. All necessary checks will be carried out and make sure it is wise to do so ."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report

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