Leak detection – shell-only projects

For shell-only projects, where no internal plumbing works are within the scope of work and the developer is only providing a capped-off water supply, it is acceptable to demonstrate compliance using one of the shell & core options 1-3.
The assessor must also demonstrate that the developer has, within the base-build, provided the necessary infrastructure to facilitate the future installation and connection of a leak detection system which complies with criteria 1 and 2.

Where the scope of the developer’s work does not allow the installation of a leak detection system, the shell & core options provide a route to compliance.