Richard Field Groundworks Ltd

Drainage Preparation in East Grinstead | Building Regulations

To achieve safe and efficient drainage of both foul and surface water, it is important to comply with government regulations and building controls. There are a number of different methods for removing water, each suitable for varying applications. As professional septic tank installers and groundwork contractors, we have extensive knowledge of rules surrounding drainage preparation and installation. This allows us to provide reliable, high-quality services throughout Godalming and East Grinstead.


Whether undertaking groundworks for new builds or sand school construction, we deliver suitable, effective solutions to meet requirements.


Foul Water


Foul water refers to used water from toilets, baths, showers, sinks, dishwashers and washing machines. Rules for foul water drainage state that it must be carried away either:

  • Into a Septic Tank or Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Into a Cesspool
  • Through an Existing Public Sewer, or
  • Through a Private Sewer Connecting to a Public System


There are also further rules for foul water drainage, including provisions for ventilation and access. Tanks and treatment plants also need to be a suitable size for requirements while not affecting surrounding people or wildlife. Our groundwork contractors make sure systems in East Grinstead are safe and reliable, giving customers complete peace of mind.


Because septic tanks are more common in rural areas, our agricultural and equestrian groundworks services, such as sand school construction, frequently include drainage preparation and installation of tanks and treatment plants.


On 1st January 2020, new regulations regarding septic tanks comes into effect. These will ensure hygienic, safe and environmentally-friendly drainage. It is important to be aware of the new rules to avoid fines and problems with the Environment Agency.


As skilled septic tank installers, we advise customers on necessary requirements, providing systems that fully comply with regulations.


Surface Water


To carry surface water, such as rainwater, away from hard surfaces, drainage preparation involves above-ground systems of pipes and gutters. Because this water is not harmful to people or the environment, we install solutions which direct it to rivers, streams or soak-aways.


Ineffective drainage results in water pooling, soaking into roofs and walls, and causing considerable damage. Consequently, it is important to hire professionals, such as Richard Field Groundworks Ltd, to provide maximum protection to your property in East Grinstead.


Effective water drainage is also highly important when undertaking sand school construction. Our high-quality solutions deliver durable results, ensuring surfaces perform as intended.


As specialist groundwork contractors, we are always happy to offer advice and information about drainage regulations, so don’t hesitate to contact us with ay queries you may have.

For fully compliant groundworks solutions in East Grinstead, including drainage preparation and installation, call 01483 894 461 or 07976 626 890.