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Water Regs for Basin Taps

Postby dunaldo » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:07 pm

Hi, I have a 4 year old house and decided to tile the bathroom floor. I called a plumber out and when he came he had a look at my basin. He told me it had been fit illegally because it didnt have any isolating valves on the pipes to the taps. I phoned Wimpey up who built the house, they said it was good practice to fit isolating valves to the taps, but they didnt have to. Who is telling the truth.....
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Postby Barry Bunsen » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:42 pm

My understanding is that Water Regulations are legally binding but they use phrases like "should be fitted" and "where practically possible". I dont know the exact wording for isolation valves but if the Regs do not state "must be fitted regardless" they will be open to interpretation. Im sure someone will have a copy of the Regs and let you know.
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Postby htg engineer » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:32 pm

I believe it's good practice - not compulsory.

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