Retaining wall for patio on sloped garden

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by danped, 14 May 2017.

  1. danped

    danped

    Joined:
    9 Oct 2006
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi,

    I have a back garden which slopes away from the house, at most it is about 1.5m drop for every 6m away from the house. We have an existing patio which is a narrow (2.6m x 7m) platform. I'd like to make a larger patio are and have been thinking about getting a retaining wall built and then doing the backfill and patio work myself.

    I want be sure the new wall doesn't have any adverse impact on the existing building. I suppose if I was doing this on flat land I wouldn't have given it a second thought, but as it isn't , I have. My question is there any rules of thumb I can follow to determine if I need some more professional opinion on whether the plans are feasible or if they need a professional opinion? I have put some pictures below to help explain.

    Patio_image_20170514.jpg retaining wall cross section.png
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Tigercubrider

    Tigercubrider

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2016
    Messages:
    4,774
    Thanks Received:
    771
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Don't you need planning for a raising of ground level?
     
  4. danped

    danped

    Joined:
    9 Oct 2006
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Perhaps, what are the rules?
     
  5. Tigercubrider

    Tigercubrider

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2016
    Messages:
    4,774
    Thanks Received:
    771
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    300 mm from original ground level

    The main thing is to stop you building a massive deck that overlooks the neighbours so get them to support?
     
  6. danped

    danped

    Joined:
    9 Oct 2006
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Ah ok, I guess one side would be more than that, the other side would be close. However The neighbours are not very close so I don't think that would be an issue I will get appropriate permission in advance. Now, back to my original question, in terms of digging foundations is there anything to worry about at that distance from the house?
     
  7. Sponsored Links
  8. rssteve

    rssteve

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Messages:
    660
    Thanks Received:
    19
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    How high will the retaining wall be?
     
  9. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    34,694
    Thanks Received:
    4,701
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No
     
  10. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    34,694
    Thanks Received:
    4,701
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It will have no impact at all
     
  11. danped

    danped

    Joined:
    9 Oct 2006
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    About 90cm.
     
  12. Nakajo

    Nakajo

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2014
    Messages:
    2,093
    Thanks Received:
    195
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yep, that's the weird thing about gravity
     
  13. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page