Connection of downpipes

If in doubt Stop and Shout! Connect downpipes as soon as possible to reduce the amount of stormwater on your site.
  • Install temporary or permanent downpipes as soon as gutters are put up and even before the roof is on as this reduces site problems.
  • During construction, roof run-off may be diverted to the roadside gutter or drain by connecting a temporary non-perforated pipe to the downpipe outlet.
  • Make sure its in a place where it wont be damaged or driven over.
  • Connect down pipes to soak pits as soon as possible if they are part of the final design.