Specific Installation Guidance



Concealed pipework 

If the installation of the pipework is notifiable, under regulation 5 of the water fittings regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, byelaws in Scotland, installation advice required should be provided as part of the notification process.

If the installation of the pipework is not notifiable there remains a legal obligation for the premises owner or occupier to ensure the plumbing work is fully compliant with the water fittings regulations, byelaws in Scotland. To assist installers water undertakers and Water Regs UK publish installation guidance on a range of topics including information on schedule 2 paragraph 7: please refer to the local water undertaker’s or Water Regs UK websites for further details.

For further information contact the local water undertaker.


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