Plumbing & Drainage “As Built Plans”
The use of “As Built” drainage plans has been place for a very long time, providing valuable information to the location of drains for future reference. This is something that will continue into the future, particularly as a requirement for signing off at CCC stage. However a minor change in how we use these plans is about to be implemented.
To make sure we are complying with our legislative requirements we need to ensure that before we grant a building consent the drainage work identified on the plans is compliant with the building code. When we inspect that work, we need to ensure it has been completed in accordance with the approved drainage plan.
Should this not be the case, the building consent will need to be altered to reflect the change. These changes can managed in one of two ways, a minor variation or an amendment to the consent. As mentioned above minor variations can either be resolved on site with the inspector or through the office. Amendments must be submitted, checked for compliance and approved before that work can be undertaken.
To be clear, not all changes can be treated as minor variations. Please ensure you follow the approved drainage plans every time. If changes are required, make sure you check and follow the appropriate procedure first, to avoid any unnecessary delays and costs.