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  1. Hi Just wanted a few opinions on next doors building works. Our neighbours are having a ground floor rear extension built on their property. It is the same length and height as our existing extension. Their builders have built the walls and put the roof on quite quickly. They erected a wall 6 inches from our party wall but left the roof guttering down pipe in its original position, running down between the 2 walls, presumably into the original drain. See photos. This drain is now totally inaccessible so if it were to get blocked we couldn't get to it to unblock it. I'm hoping that they have thought of this and have a solution. I have asked them but they claim not to understand English. Can any experienced builders or roofers suggest what next doors plans for this trapped drainpipe and inaccessible drain might be? Many thanks David Field
  2. Hello We live in a 1930s terraced house. Our new neighbours just retiled their roof and the roofers used a bonding gutter where the roofs tiles meet. They have left a 3 inch space between the 2 roofs and tiles on both roofs are kicking up where they sit on the bonding gutter. I'm concerned about water getting under the raised up tile edges on our side because we do not have felt under our tiles and the roofers haven't bedded our edge tiles in mortar. See the 2 attached pictures. Our roof is the orange tile. Do I have anything to worry about? All thoughts welcome. Regards David
  3. Hi All. We have recently bought a mid-terrace property and have plans to extend to the rear. We have a problem with the neighbours rainwater drainage, which uses our property and would be blocked by any extension we built. Our next door neighbours have already created a garden room, built less than 10 years ago with a parapet party wall and multi-pitch roof. We have a small, original, singe storey pitch roof. There is a gulley drainage on their side of the parapet. The rearmost half drains to the rear edge of their property but the closest edge has been intentionally built so that the drainage runs over our pitch roof. I have attached photos and a schematic. There is a party wall agreement the drainage from this pitch roof apparently runs around the party wall then into a soak away in their garden. The document we have relating to the party wall makes no mention of this drainage. It seems like a strange setup that no owner of our house would agree to, but the house was previously let by a disinterested/cheap landlord. If we build a matching extension, this water would have nowhere to go. We have a good relationship with the neighbours but before addressing this I want to know where we stand. With no written agreement for this setup, could we demand they fix this? We would reconfigure all our drainage whilst building an extension and would not need to make use of their soakaway any longer. Many thanks in advance.
  4. I have this problem both front and back. Here are a couple of piccies of the gutters overflowing. The core issue istm is that both gutters carry the runoff from about 40sqm of roof, and it comes 80% down a single valley as it is a large roof with big gables. Here is one: I would say that the answer is 1 - Deep flow gutters on the sections to catch the heavy flow. 2 - A couple of extra downpipes. Untidy. 3 - Something to slow the velocity of flow n the valley some distance up the roof. Thoughts welcome. Ferdinand
  5. Basic question but how do you muffle the noise water makes when it drips down the gutters and hits the angled plastic PVC bottom? What could I adhere to it to stop this keeping me awake at night?! Thanks!
  6. Hi, I was hoping to use Galvanized Steel gutters in my build but what are people's experience of them? Do they split and rust within a year or two? Is Aluminum Better, I heard you can't put a ladder up against it? I'm looking for ease of maintenance (plan to stick a hedgehog in them), that they are long lasting & keep me away from uPVC. I'm not near the coast (marine/salt areas). Any experiences / advice? Thanks!
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