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Can you resite the main soil pipe?

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wallpaperaddict Fri 14-Mar-14 17:16:47

I'd like to reconfigure the layout of our house as it no longer works for us since the family has grown. Currently the soil pipe runs down the back of the house, on the internal wall in a boxed in section. It is smack bang in the middle of where we would like to open up the wall and install new doors into the garden. Can it be moved and if so, is it the kind of thing that will cost a fortune? Sorry if it's a stupid question but we've never done any renovations before and I'm basically clueless!

SwedishEdith Fri 14-Mar-14 18:38:07

Are you moving the bathroom as well? They can be moved (we had ours moved) but was part of more work so not sure of price. And was all part of swapping the bathroom from one room to another.

PigletJohn Fri 14-Mar-14 23:53:26

It will be quite difficult and disruptive. Look at the manhole covers and work out where the underground drains are. Foul water and gutter water probably run separately in different directions.

Madcats Sat 15-Mar-14 09:06:28

We had to pay our water company (Wessex) to move ours and get rid of our manhole (we are in a terrace, so neighbours' manholes are really close).

From memory they sent a bloke to approve the physical layout before we poured the concrete slab

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