The term 'Notice of Work' may seem severe, but it is only a mechanism for regulatory agencies to guarantee that all plumbing work complies with applicable state and national requirements. These procedures ensure that your carefully regulated plumbing systems function correctly, allowing clean freshwater to enter and wastewater to depart effectively.

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What is a Work Notice?

A Notice of Work (NoW) is a legally binding document that details the plumbing or drainage work conducted at a specific site and who will be accountable for the work. Before beginning most plumbing and drainage work, plumbers and drainers must submit a Notice of Work (NoW).

The purpose of an NoW is required to allow NSW Fair Trading, or designated authority, to examine the necessary plumbing work to confirm that it complies with the applicable requirements.

A NoW must be submitted through MyInspections if you live in the Sydney, Illawarra, Blue Mountains, or Newcastle districts. Contact your local government for additional information if you live in another part of NSW. Two essential sections of legislation govern notices of Work:

Who is Responsible for Completing and Submitting an NoW?

The only individual who can complete and submit a Notice of Work is a licensed tradesperson doing the plumbing work. Before any work is done, an NoW must be provided for at least 20 days.

Depending on where you live, the body in charge of the NoW inspection procedure is:

  • NSW Fair Trading is the appropriate body if Hunter Water or Sydney Water provides your water or sewerage services.
  • The appropriate local council (under Delegation from Fair Trading) is the responsible authority if the water or sewerage services in your region are run by someone else.
  • The competent authorities must be notified within two days after completing the work to conduct an inspection.

When is it Necessary to Give a Notice of Work?

In NSW, any on-site plumbing and drainage work requires a Notice of Work. An NoW is necessary for the following types of plumbing and drainage work:

  • Construction, maintenance, or modification of any plumbing or drainage infrastructure (e.g. pipes, fittings, etc.) up to the point of connection with a water supply (e.g. public water supply service, water tank, etc. ),
  • public sewerage network, or
  • on-site sewage management system (e.g. septic tank). 

What Situations Don't Necessitate an NoW?

A Notice of Work is not required for all plumbing projects; in two cases, an NoW is not required:

  • Emergency plumbing work
  • Minor improvements, such as upgrading an existing hot water system, replacing tapware, and bathroom upgrades where the position of fixtures has not altered.

Your licenced plumber, who knows the system inside and out, is already licensed to carry out these types of tasks automatically. If you have any typical domestic plumbing problems, you may need the help of a licenced plumber or a blocked drain plumber to fix the problem.

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Why Should You Hire a Qualified Plumber?

Plumbing services can be dangerous work and lead to more significant and costly issues if not handled by a skilled professional. A qualified plumber North Parramatta must first earn the necessary credentials before receiving a plumbing licence and certificate.

Therefore, when you choose a licenced plumber, you can be confident that they have the skills and experience necessary to accomplish any plumbing project and uphold the necessary legal obligations required, such as a Notice of Work. 

At Alan Oxford, our qualified plumbers Hills District to plumbers North Parramatta and Plumbers Castle Hill receive extensive training, allowing them to perform everything from basic to advanced plumbing work. 

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If you have any questions about NoWs or would like to schedule a visit from one of our skilled plumbers to your house or workplace to do any plumbing maintenance. No matter your location, we are your dependable plumbing specialists – from plumbers Hills District to plumbers North Parramatta and Plumbers Castle Hill – call us right now. 

Plumbing issues need to be fixed immediately by professional plumbers Castle Hill to avoid further problems. If you are unsure, Alan Oxford's expert plumbers in Sydney will come to your property and advise whether it is time to submit a Notice of Work for maintenance.

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We specialise in providing expert electrical services, including tv point installation, datapoint installation, ceiling fan installation, home appliances installations and much more, for customers in Parramatta, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, and the Hills Shire.

We provide a Customer Service Guarantee and 24-hour Emergency Services to ensure we can help if a dangerous electrical or plumbing issue does emerge. For more information about our plumbers Hills District to plumbers, North Parramatta and Plumbers Castle Hill services arrange a booking or contact our friendly team on (02) 9894 9623.

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