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    Wall (Main + Extension) not lining up

    We are in the process of buying a property and this seems to be a problem raised by a surveyor and we would like to resolve it. The extension was built on the main building but the joint bricks do not align. After speaking with a builder been told this is not possible. As bricks are sticking...
  2. B

    Crack in mortar where extension joins house

    Please see attched photos of one side of the extension. The other side is exactly the same. The extension was built 3 years ago and has been fine up until now. I would appreciate any thoughts on potential cause, and what are the next steps.
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    Will his objection be reasonable? ... and ... is this proposal likely to be accepted?

    Hi. First time posting here; sorry if this is the wrong section; and sorry also for my terrible diagram - I'm still looking into something a bit more professional - suggestions welcome! (If you don't want to read my waffle, skip to the bold bits). We've been throwing ideas around on ways...
  4. R

    Footings, concrete and boundaries

    Hi all. We’ve started a single story kitchen extension this week. Footings have been dug, approved by BC and filled with concrete. We have a shared boundary which runs down the garden. My adjoining neighbour (who we’ve had issues with about the whole project) has a 3m extension which is built...
  5. O

    Gap between bifolds and RSJ

    Hi, New here. Need some advice on a project I’m working on. Iv had a 5meter RSJ put in across the back of my house. I have some bifolds ready to go in for now but In 6-8 months time I am having an extension. When I do the bifolds will move to the new extension. The problem is the RSJ...
  6. S

    Pan Connector + Extension OK to use?

    I'm considering buying a WC that has the spigot 215mm set back from the cistern edge, but my soil pipe comes through the floor, next to the wall. Therefore I will require a standard 90-deg pan connector (e.g. McAlpine CON8) + extension piece (e.g. McAlpine CON-EXT). Will this in any way impact...
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    Architect’s Outline Specification - how closely does this need to be followed?

    Hi, just looking for some advice on something. I’m getting a sunroom/extension built at the back of my house and noticed the builders are using 120 mm thick Kingspan floor insulation boards (TP10/TF70/TW55) whilst the Architect’s Outline Specification states that it should be 150 mm thick...
  8. B

    rear extension - move drains + build over agreement

    hi all, I need some advice on what options I have here. attaching picture for clarity. long story short, I have 2 square manholes in my rear garden. * one is around 1.4m from the rear wall (M1), the second one is around 4.15m from the rear wall (M2), as per image. * M1 collects my...
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    Need advice! Rear extension up to line of junction

    Hello! We are building rear extension at the moment, our roof is pitched roof (gable roof) and our neiboughour is shed roof (slope roof), so our roof edge is generally lower than the neiboughour's Our builder said that it's better to have around 100-150mm gap between our extension wall to the...
  10. K

    Extension party wall drainage - leave a gap or not?

    Hi everyone, I'm going to do a rear extension, and as from the attached photo, my neighbour has already extended a bit, and we have signed the party wall agreement with them. My builder suggested to not build a wall alongside my neighbour's, instead, they'll build a new wall and leave about...
  11. S

    Damp from roof?

    Hello I have a damp issue, paint peeling and water marks at the interface of the original building and extension. I looked at the roof. See two photos. The photos show the pitched roof of the extension, where it joins the original building wall. The render on the wall of the original building...
  12. Slowie_01

    Adding pitched roof to extension, Public Sewer Underneith

    Morning Everyone, So I have a dilemma. The house I bought has an extension on the left-hand side of it, it then has a conservatory next to that, my plan is whilst I'm updating the house I want to add a pitched roof with the intention of adding a couple of extra dormers with pitched tiled roofs...
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    Grounds Drainage Advice...

    Hoping someone may be able to offer some guidance on some groundworks drainage here. Close to completing on a new property and plan to complete a double-story side and single story rear wraparound extension. The image below shows the existing house as the red box, with the new extension in...
  14. B

    45/60 degree rules (right to light)

    hi all, quick question: I'm reading about the right to light rule of thumb when applying for planning permission and there's a lot of contradictory information out there. can anyone help with two questions? 1. I read that for single story extensions, the 60 degree rule applies. for two stories...
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    Possible subsidence to extension. How concerned should I be? Please help!

    Hello, I am in the midst of purchasing my first home. The property is a 3 bed semi detached. The property garage at the back was converted into a room and an extension/garage was built to the front (single storey) Directly under the left side of the window (on the outside) at the back, you...
  16. B

    terraced house rear extension - boundaries and foundations

    hi all, I have several questions regarding a simple rear extension on a terraced house and I was wondering if anyone here can help with some knowledge. we'd like to know exactly how things work before we start spending money on approvals (restrictive covenants) and drawings. 1. my house is a...
  17. S

    Damp at extension

    Hello Not sure what this is. Looks like damp. It is occuring at the juction between an extension and the original house. It occurs on both sides of the room where the extension meets the original house. It is only where it meets, not in the extension or the original house. Is this damp. What...
  18. R

    Party wall

    Hi guys, soo my neighbour is building a single story extension after abit of talking we both decided a party wall would be best as we are planning to extend some time in the near future and both agreed we would split the cost of the party wall. we received a quote from there builder today and...
  19. cwhaley

    New Lighting Circuit

    In my new extension a qualified electrician will be extending the ring main of my existing downstairs circuit into my new extension. He lives nearby and to save him the work, I'll be clipping the T&E cable on the wall in runs to the various sockets (in the safe zones of course) as well as light...
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    Issue with party wall on property I’m looking to buy

    Hi all, I am looking to purchase a property but I’m slightly concerned about the neighbours extension. The extension was meant to be within the boundary but the neighbour decided to build it literally on top of the property for sale (I’d say about 3/4 of the brick is over the boundary line)...
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