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Re: Retaining wall - implications for new extension

Postby Michael » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:33 am

I'm probably a bit late .


The party wall act deals with party walls and other structures that are on or near the boundary ,plus a few other situations

If your worried about his wall the party wall act allows you to underpin his wall in order to safeguard it.

If the foundations for it cross the boundary and are in the way of your brothers foundations the party wall act allows you to remove the parts that are on your land, provided you do not compromise the structural integrity of the wall ,which would most likely mean underpinning it.

If your foundations are going lower than the walls foundations or those of his house and are within 3 meters of his those foundations your are meant to send a party wall notice. If you don't he can gain an injunction halting the work until you send the appropriate notices.
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Re: Retaining wall - implications for new extension

Postby diy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:28 am

If the groundworks go deep enough the distance can be 6M.
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Re: Retaining wall - implications for new extension

Postby Michael » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:56 pm

Yes I believe the six meter rule is to address situations where two neighbouring lands are at different levels.
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Re: Retaining wall - implications for new extension

Postby atticus » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:12 am

It is to do with depths of foundations.
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Re: Retaining wall - implications for new extension

Postby diy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:55 pm

At the risk of being picky - its the depth of excavation. Its often relevant when underpinning subsided buidings with piles, which tend to go fairly deep.
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