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  1. We have been struggling for over a year to get our local water company to design and quote for laying on our sewage pipe under our residential road (we have clean water sorted). South West Water have been unable to quote (too busy) and all suppliers are reliant on them. We were originally quoted £50K verbally but all quotes from private suppliers are coming in at £150K plus - a lot of this seems to be quoting based on massive housing developments and we will be the only house using it and are not allowed a water treatment plan on site. Much of the cost seems to be associated with road closure, hiring kit and dealing with South West Water. We are on a two ended quiet residential street, not a main through road. I am sure I am not the only self builder who has this challenge. Has anyone come across a pragmatic and sensible provider we could approach (South West UK)
  2. Hi, We seem to be having trouble getting civil engineers to engage. We've had a couple of quotes but then the companies don't get back when we have questions.... So we can tender for the groundworks for our new build, we need someone to do the drainage and foul water design, to do a design for a culvert over a small dyke for access and to do the foundation design for the garage (the foundations for the house are being done by MBC). I'm wondering if the culvert is putting people off, or is it simply that there's so much work out there, they aren't worried by a small contract like ours? Anyone used civil engineers in the East Midlands/Nottingham area they could recommend? Simon
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