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Footings fall within 1 meter of boundary - help

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by shabbaranks, 7 May 2016.

  1. shabbaranks

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    Hi,

    We've started building currently we only have the footings in place but a small section (no more than a meter) either side of the rear fall within 1 meter of the boundary. We've had building control out to inspect and they did raise it as a cause for concern (although the PP stipulated that we only need building control for drainage but obviously they have noticed the boundary issue). As per the regulations this is fine as long as we make it from non combustible materials (Ive emailed them asking for confirmation on this).

    We don't want to open a can of worms on this but we do want to conform to building regs can we achieve this using Marley board or some form of fire retardant paint and continue with the timber frame construction or do we need to move the footings in so they don't fall within one meter? Obviously given the fact the footings are already down we would prefer the first option? Like I said its less than 10% of the rear which actually falls within 1 meter all the rest is fine :(

    Thanks
     
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    whose fence is it ?
    my thoughts if the boundary is on the far side then you can gain up to 4 inches depending on where they measured from
     
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    Thanks for replying. There's no fence as such its concrete posts with wire across which separates the boundary. Although I'm thinking of putting a fence in later.

    The current measurements are from the edge of the footings to the wire fence. Thanks
     
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    if its your fence on the boundary it should be fully on your land so the far side off off the post
    off course academic if it isnt a small shortfall and 2 inches wont cut the mustard or its not your fence or a combined ownership
     
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    What are you building?
     
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    A garden office 28m2 with a toilet etc
     
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    Finish the side with tile-hanging.
     
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    Is that the same as Marley board? Also what about the internals? Thanks
     
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    No, it's small plain tiles fixed on battens, like you see on many dormers.
    The inside would be finished with 'Fireline' plasterboard.
     
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    Cool, just did a quick google. Are they only available in tile form or can you get them in lengths?
     
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    They are just individual tiles. Have a look @ mathematical tiles - probably not cheap - or google "concrete tile wall cladding systems" - Marley Eternit will come up with others.
     
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    Hi guys, spoke to a chap at our local building control and he said that as long as we put masterboard over our ply board all should be well. Any thoughts? Cheers
     
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