We offer a superior service which includes designated Client Manager/Project Manager, providing a cost effective and timely solution that keeps you informed and allows you to keep control.

If a development requires new water mains, the Developer may ask the Water Company to install the pipework, which is known as requisitioning, or alternatively, they may choose a WIRS Accredited contractor to do the work, which is known as Self-Lay.

An Agreement between all parties involved, which includes the Self-Lay Organisation (SLO), the Developer/and or Land Owner and the Local Water Company has to be signed prior to the commencement of works. This document is known as the Self-Lay Agreement (SLA).

A copy of the water company's design and offer letter is enough for us to provide prices for water, but a Self-Lay Agreement will still be required for the site. Our team will ask for any job specific paperwork as and when required.
No problems, we will approach them on your behalf. In truth, it is our preference because if we have involvement in the scheme from the outset we can minimise time delays on liaison with the water companies.
Should it be cost effective for you to do so, we will try to design the Water Network to coincide with other proposed utilities in a common trench. As the Local Water Company will be adopting the network they will have to approve the design and use it to form part of the Section 51a Agreement.

Initially you can contact our Client Managers/Project Managers who will be assigned as your primary point of contact.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01536 216777 or email post@igl.co.uk

We are happy to visit site in order to establish a programme of works, however we would endeavour to resolve any issues via telephone or email.
An assessment is required to ascertain the physical characteristics of the site along with the chemical composition of the soil. Certain compounds such as solvents, oil and petrol can permeate Polyethylene (PE) water pipes and contaminate the water within and in such circumstances a barrier system is required.
Please endeavour to provide us with the following:
  • Previous and current details of the proposed site usage and if possible the adjacent areas along with geology data.
  • Any information regarding trial pits/boreholes and/or remediation previously or proposed to be carried out.

You can contact your designated Client Manager/Project Manager.

Alternatively, please call our team on 01536 216777 or email post@igl.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Dependent on all information supplied we can produce a quotation within 10 working days.
Each proposal is bespoke and the validation period is therefore tailored to the services provided within the proposal. But validation periods are generally between 28 days and 90 days.
Fire Fighting requirements can have a huge impact on the flow required to feed a site which would need to be built in to the network calculation if required.
This is normally carried out by the Local Water Company, however, it can be dependent on area, your designated Client Manager/Project Manager would be glad to advise.
This is normally carried out by the existing owner of the related network, however, we would be happy to arrange this on your behalf.
All on site works will be carried out by our construction suppliers.

Once we are in possession of all relevant permissions and paperwork,

  • 2 weeks for service connections,
  • 3 weeks for mains installation,

however the more notice you give the better.

At busy times of year this may be extended because of resources within the Water Companies to undertake inspections and water quality samples.

Approximately 40 days, however, this can be achieved quicker dependant on the Local Water Company.
25mm or 32mm, dependant on length from boundary box to plot. This will be assessed at design stage and passed onto relevant parties.
Yes, dependant on Local Water Company. Full details can be found in the Literature section of our website.
The water authority have 10 days to inspect once notified by the Self-Lay Organisation.