footings problem

13 Apr 2007
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United Kingdom
Hi all, quick question.

my neighbour has a double extension with 1m deep foundations (trench fill). My planned garage extension will sit right up against the neighbours extension leaving a 4" gap BUT as i have just realised my footings will be right against the neighbours footings (touching). Is this ok?

Secondly, because the footings butt up against each other this has now forced my outer brick wall over by 4" meaning the gap between mine and the neighbour will be 8". Therefore can i move my outer wall to the edge of my footings or overlap onto the neighbours footings??

cheers all

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if you want too go on too his footing youd better ask him too some BBQS
Lol or keep his wife entertained whilst he's at work ha ha ha.

On a serious note I do need this question answering, if possible. :D
why don't you forget digging the footting and building the wall and instead suggest you attach your extension onto his wall and tell him it will reduce his annual energy bill. He may go for it.
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My neighbour lives in a detached house whereas mines a semi, so getting them to agree to an attachment is very unlikely, I wouldn't allow it if the shoe was on other foot!

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