BREEAM provides a sustainability rating based on a structure’s environmental performance across ten key principal categories, water being one.

BREEAM Water encourages sustainable water use in the operation of buildings and wider sites, namely by identifying means of reducing potable consumption (internal and external) over the structure’s lifecycle, and minimising losses through leaks.

For detailed information on the technical standards and assessment criteria, visit the BREEAM website.

An understanding of BREEAM and its requirements is becoming a necessity for clients, designers, developers, and contractors. If they are to properly estimate project costs and achieve the highest possible rating, it’s vital to tailor designs accordingly.

WAT02 Water monitoring

Aim: To ensure water consumption can be monitored and managed in a way which encourages residents to be mindful of their usage.

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WAT03 Water leak detection

Aim: To reduce the consumption of water in new buildings by minimising wastage due to leaks. Such faults are largely responsible for major damage to property and often result in significant disruption and costs. It is, therefore, important to ensure that potential defects are detected and controlled as early as possible.


The Waterguard Series 7 is a well-established system which provides complete BREEAM compliance – covering both WAT02 internal water monitoring and leak detection systems alongside WAT03 major leak detection.

Combined with our range of Waterguard PIR Water Supply Isolators, these systems enable to manage and mitigate risk from construction through to commissioning, operation and occupation – helping to lower running costs while offering maximum BREEAM credits.

For further information, or to discuss a certain project please call 01226 244200 to speak with one of our experts. You’ll be appointed a dedicated project manager who will ensure complete BREEAM compliance for the individual development.

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