In order to comply with the relevant wastewater collection legislation, ‘part H’ of the building regulations had to be considered in order to ensure the correct tank was selected to store the required 24-hour emergency storage volume.
However, due to the proposed build site being in close proximity to the main building and existing sewers, the selected tank would also need to be small enough to not affect the structural integrity of the period property.
After a full site survey, the required emergency tank storage capacity was calculated at 15m3. It was also proposed that installing a horizontal foul water storage tank would not only provide the required storage but would also avoid any existing building work due to the design of the tank.
Lastly, to help ensure the tank could be installed with minimal disruption to the residents, we stored the 7-metre long unit at the Dutypoint factory until the Goldfinch team were ready for it towards the final stages of the project.