As of 1st July 2019, a new Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code has been introduced. This code now requires that new plumbing work on old or new projects have a site classification and soil test completed. This has caught many of guard. Essentially the Queensland Building and Construction Commission has indicated that there are a very high proportion of insurance claims for building rectification due to leaking plumbing. The new requirement is hence designed to ensure higher standards of plumbing around structures be adhered to.
IF you require a site classification for your plumbing work, you may also then be required to provide an articulation report detailing connections designs specifically for that site. Any site that is classified A, S or M does not require an articulation report. Those sites classified H1, H2, E or P will be required to submit a site classification report and articulation report to council to gain approval for their plumbing application.
It is important to note that completing plumbing work prior to receiving a site classification report may result in plumbing work being dug up and modified. This would occur in the event of poor site conditions being recognised in a subsequent site classification report.
If you require site investigation and classification for your plumbing application or would like to know more please feel free to contact us at any time. We are also able to help with the articulation report requirements for those whose sites require it.