CAN I PUT A TOILET AND/OR SHOWER IN MY GARDEN ROOM?
The answer to this question is most commonly yes. It is a query we receive very regularly and the installation of water and waste connections for toilets, sinks, showers and kitchen facilities is becoming more and more regular.
How does the connection work?
The standard connection option is a very traditional method, of trenching and connecting to the nearest mains foul drain and the nearest water supply. There are building control regulations we need to adhere to but this is something that we deal with for you so there is no need to worry, the connections will be all signed off and paper work provided to you to prove it.
The lay of the land will determine the system used to run the waste. Should there be sufficient fall in the ground we can use a gravity system, however if not we would be required to use a Saniflow system which utilises a macerator and pump system to get the waste to the drain.
What if we can’t or don’t want to trench from the nearest drain or water supply?
It is rare that a connection cannot be made to a local drain or water supply, but in these situations there are alternative solutions for toilet and sink facilities. We can source and install portable sinks and dry/eco toilets, which may or may not require a bit of manual labour from time to time, but they have come a long way from the old hole and bucket so there is no messy work.
We can also consider the installation of a septic tank. This can help in times where the 2 above options are either unavailable or not desired. Again there are regulations to adhere to with this but we will deal with it.
How much does it cost?
The costs of the above different options vary due to the many variables surrounding the installation difficulty. Lengths of trench runs, trees and roots, water pressures, and locating drains, among others, are common considerations, our experienced survey and design team will talk you through the best option for you on your free site survey. As a rule of thumb, the material costs shouldn’t not vary greatly, there should be a price for the installation of the white goods, it is the connection and difficulties surrounding them that will add costs and vary a fair amount. You should expect a minimum additional cost £2000 – £6000 for a toilet or shower room, however depending on difficulty this could be more.
If you would like to discuss your potential project and you’d like to understand how we at Vivid Green can help you get the perfect room with toilet and/or shower facilities please give us a call or drop us an email.