Water and Building Regulations Consultants for the Construction Industry
Project Commissioners, Architects and Constructors are obligated to comply with the requirements of the current water and building regulations.
There are more and more onerous requirements for water saving, energy reduction and protection against contamination.
RAH Consultancy are experts in the evaluation and identification of products and materials that will offer protection from liability through the use of inappropriate materials and fittings.
Our advice has led to vastly reduced timescales within major construction projects.
Water Regulations Consultancy for Construction Projects
RAH Consultancy now has "Approved Plumber" status
With effect from the 1 July 1999 the Government issued the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, and revoked the Water Supplier's Byelaws for England and Wales. Technically similar requirements were introduced for Scotland from 4 April 2000, known as the Water Byelaws 2000 (Scotland). These have since been updated to the 2004 Byelaws and as of 12 July 2014 they became the Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014. In Northern Ireland, the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.
England, Scotland and Wales have had a long history of protecting their domestic and commercial properties from waste, misuse, undue consumption and contamination of water supply. In 1999 the regulations became national legislation and made the them accountable to each respective Parliament.
There is a legal duty upon the owners and occupiers of premises and the installers of plumbing systems which have public water supply connections, to comply with these regulations. Successful prosecution will result in a criminal record.
Regulation 5 which refers to notification of intended work, requires that anyone who proposes to install new water systems (or, in non-domestic premises, to alter or extend systems) must give notice of the planned work to their water supplier, and shall not begin that work without their consent, (which shall not be withheld unreasonably). Contractors who fail to give notice and start their work can expect to be taken to court and fined.
Water Regulations Education
RAH Consultancy has extensive experience in designing and running customised courses for Legislators, Manufacturers, Architects, Designers, and Users of Water Systems. This requires close co-operation between RAH our clients to ensure that the course is tailored exactly to their needs. The resultant syllabus is fully documented and approved by all parties prior to the commencement of the course. We will always endeavour to maintain a flexible approach in planning and running each course to minimise any disruption of our client's business.