43 WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS Your home has been constructed using the latest materials and construction methods, following the most rigorous building standards. So, if you’re planning any structural alterations, you must seek professional advice before any work is carried out. This is to make sure any alteration doesn’t weaken the structure, which could be dangerous. So, for example, before attempting to make new doorways or removing internal or external walls, you must obtain structural advice to ensure sufficient support is provided to prevent unintentional damage. TIP: Before making any significant changes to your home, check your contract and seek planning permission.
keepmoat.com 44 Buried services Special care should be taken to prevent contact with services that are buried in the grounds of your home. But there’s an easy way to make sure you don’t dig down too far. The electricity, gas, telephone/TV and water services normally enter the property from buried ducts at the front of the home. When constructing your home, we add a layer of topsoil above these services. So to prevent coming into contact with the services buried beneath, do not dig below this top level of soil. Gas and electricity supplies are generally laid in straight lines to the meter unit. Depths typically start at about 400mm. Drainage for the property is often routed across gardens and frontages. The inspection chambers (manhole covers) give a clear indication of where the drains are situated.
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