Is it possible to fit scaffolding into this space?

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  1. lovelyhead

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    The building neighbouring me (the one on the left of the photos) is needing to have the whole side of it roughcasted, however there is only a gap of about 40cm on their side of the wall. The height of the building is roughly 50 to 60 feet.

    Does anyone know if scaffolding exists that can fit in this narrow space and be that tall?
    If not, what other methods might be employed to roughcast the building staying completely on their side of the wall?

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  4. I think that's more likely about 30 feet, but it'll depend on whether you allow the scaffolders to brace the scaffolding against your wall. The scaffolding supports will need moving in and out of the wall as they work on each section, but it's doable.
     
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    Not you again? Have your babies been waking at all hours with all those naughty lorries?
     
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  6. Jesus Noesall that's tight. And no actress and bishop jokes please.
     
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    Assuming the scaffolding had to stay completely on their side of the wall at all times is it possible?
     
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    I can't see why not, they can easily latch it on to window reveals for example or just stick some temporary fixings into their walls to ensure stability. There are plenty of solutions.
     
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    Thanks for your answer.

    I know I have posted similar questions regarding this before but this is a huge deal in my life and I just want to get as much information as possible. You may think I am just a moaning nimby but all I want is a quiet life. Before we bought this house, next door was earmarked to be demolished and turned into 5 houses which we were all for. We would never have bought the house if we knew it was going to be a supermarket.

    They have just started working inside knocking down walls and bricking up windows and we are already having problems with them. We woke up (correction were woken up) at 7:30am this morning (Sunday to anyone reading later) to the sound of walls being demolished by sledgehammers and power tools. I was under the impression that work using noisy tools on a Sunday was forbidden. They don't seem to care.

    The supermarket (which we now know is the Coop) was granted planning permission but have subsequently submitted another planning application to amend the location of the air conditioning plant machinery from 35 meters away from our property to 1 meter away. This is the sort of thing I was afraid of happening. They obviously don't seem to be that bothered about their neighbours as we have not once had any contact with them to discuss their plans and try and allay our worries.

    I fully expect one day soon we will come home and find scaffolding erected on our side of the wall.

    From an outsider looking in it is easy to be dismissive of my worries and I am probably guilty of doing that to others problems. It does sting a bit when people are so dismissive though.

    Anyway, Would such tall narrow scaffolding be within the required rules and regulations? I have never seen scaffolding that narrow before.
     
  12. It's impossible for the scaffolding to be on their land only. Part of the question becomes, do you own the strip of land down the side, or just have a right of way down it - I suspect the latter, in which case, I don't think you can stop them erecting it. I believe there is a law allowing essential maintenance to be done that overrides your desire to stop it, so I think you're buggered. Make sure you have legal insurance on your household insurance, and that might help you gain some proper advice when the time comes.

    And challenge the A/C move as being noisy and intrusive to your well being. The scaffolding will be fine I'm afraid; I've worked off narrower than that.
     
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    Thanks for your answer.

    The strip of land, the cement path between the wall and fence, belongs to me and 7 other houses joined on to my house. The other building has no right of access to this path.

    Would you classify the conversion of a nursing home to a supermarket, which includes knocking down internal walls, bricking up multiple windows, demolishing an extension and much more, to be classed as essential maintenance?

    I have challenged the AC move and they have been instructed to conduct a noise report on it. I don't really trust them though as they pay the people to come and do the noise assessment. They also tried to pass off an out of date noise assessment (one where the ac equipment was 35 meters away) as being valid for the equipment being just 1 meter away. I had to get my MP to contact the planning department to ask them why they hadn't asked for an updated one. Only then did they instruct them to do a new one.
     
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    Why?
     
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  15. I was about to be sarcastic, but then realised what you might have meant.

    I think LH would like them to somehow try and erect the scaffolding on their side of that dividing wall only, without any support on the path by her house, but it'll need to be more towards her house if the are going to roughcast the supermarket.
     
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    Dunno about Scotland but noisy construction isn't allowed on Sundays
     
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    Yes this is what I meant.

    Assuming that this work does not fall under essential maintenance, am I right in thinking that they don't have any right to put scaffolding up on my side without my permission? If that is true then they could face a bit of a problem if I am also right in thinking they will need to seek permission from me as well as the other 7 houses who also have right of access through this path. 3 other houses in my row also objected.
     
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