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Can I knock down my half of a semi detached shed?

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by D4BV2, 6 Jan 2016.

  1. D4BV2

    D4BV2

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    Hi there

    Strange question I know, but I'm unsure of how else to word it...

    I live in a semi detached house. In the garden we have a little 5ftx5ft brick building. This building is connected to the neighbours one. So we both have 5ftx5ft on either side of the boundary.

    It's completely made out of brick, has wooden roof joists and normal roof tiles. However my neighbour seems to have a different roof which is flat, so I assume that wouldn't be a worry as it doesn't appear to connect to theirs.

    The question, I hope, is pretty simple. Am I allowed to knock down my half without getting any permission to do so?

    I'm not overly knowledgeable when it comes to things like this, but I expect I'd need to hire a builder with an angle grinder(?) to give a nice clean cut right down the middle.

    The obvious worry is knocking down too much of the middle part as we don't want to damage their half of course.

    I've attached a little image that gives an aerial view of the gardens. Looking down at it, mine is the far left house with the visible roof slant, connected to the neighbours flat one.
    http://postimg.org/image/eqg3w2hb5/

    Any help would be greatly appreciated on this one!
    Thanks
    Darren
     
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    Yes you can.

    You will need to make good any damage, make sure the shed is left weathertight, make sure that the shed is still structurally sound and no worse off when you remove your support, and make sure the fire safety aspects are covered - fire spread across the boundary.

    In essence, the neighbour should be left no worse off as a result of your work.
     
  4. D4BV2

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    Great thanks for getting back to me!
     
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