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  1. Ashley

    Building on the boundary line.

    Thanks again. OK for clarification I have just checked the topographical survey and my boundary line is 3.2m from the neighbouring building. My foundation trench would be slightly deeper as my house sits around 40mm lower due to the difference in the land level.
  2. Ashley

    Building on the boundary line.

    Thanks for that. Sorry I forgot to say the footpath is actually a public footpath. Would I still need a PWA in this case?
  3. Hi all I am looking to build a 2 story side extension to a detached house and my boundary is 3m from the neighbouring property. There is a public footpath between both houses. Do I have any height restrictions building up to my boundary please? Many thanks
  4. Ashley

    10m rear garden rule

    Ok great thanks for all of your sage advice.
  5. Ashley

    10m rear garden rule

    Am I correct that any new build home must have a 10m minimum depth rear garden? I ask as I want to have a single story attached garden room which will partly encroach into the rear garden leaving 6m to the rear boundary. The main 2 story part of the building will still leave 13m rear garden depth to the boundary. Would this be acceptable or can nothing encroach into the 10m space please? Many thanks
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    Planning Consultant?

    Thanks for all the kind advice. The plot is likely to be worth around £100k with planning and architects fees are coming in at around £7k to include a pre-app. The planning consultant has quoted approx. £4k so I may use one if I run into trouble. If the architect I use has the relevant knowledge it should be cheaper so the jury is still out on this one!
  7. I am currently looking to build a house in a garden plot in a Conservation area and speaking with a few local architectural firms. One of them has recommended using a planning consultant but it is likely to add a few thousand pounds to the cost of my application. The others are confident I don't need one so I wondered what the benefit is likely to be by using a PC? Many thanks
  8. Could anyone recommend a decent architect in Nottinghamshire to provide ideas for a new build and a cottage redesign please? The architect will need to be familiar with the local conservation area constraints ( Gedling Borough Council). Many thanks
  9. Ashley

    Removing Stucco render?

    Thank you Peter.
  10. Ashley

    Removing Stucco render?

    Ok thanks for the advice chaps. What is the easiest way to remove the old masonry paint as it is starting to peel away from the render?
  11. Hi all I am hoping to remove the concrete render from my brick cottage and either clean the bricks up or re render with something more sympathetic. The render is very well adhered to the brickwork so a hammer and chisel is not an option. Is there a machine tool that could remove this please? Thanks
  12. Ashley

    Central heating flush?

    Many thanks for the great advice chaps👍 My house is in need of much renovation and I hope to replace the whole system when I do the house up. In the meantime I am still living in the property so just trying to get the current system to work better.
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    Central heating flush?

    Well I have found 2 drain cocks anyway! Plan B is to remove the radiators and flush them manually until I can get a magnaclean filter installed. Hopefully this wont put pressure on the heating system or risk getting dirt in the heat exchangers.
  14. Ashley

    Central heating flush?

    Thanks for your great advice Peter. Mainly single panel rads with a couple of single convector rads. Don't know where the drain offs are so will try and get someone to have a look for me.
  15. Hi all. My GFCH system must be almost 60 years old and to my knowledge has never been flushed. have brown water in the header tank and the rads do not heat at the bottom. I have arranged to hire a flushing machine from HSS Hire for next weekend but now starting to worry that flushing the system may expose corrosion in the system which in turn may cause leaks?? What I would like to know is if I am right to be concerned about this please or should I go ahead with flushing out the system? Many thanks