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Can I Build upto the Line of Junction on a mid Terrace Property?

Postby K113ar » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:41 pm

I will be getting a 6m x 6m single storey rear extension done on my mid terrace property. Atm I have no rear extension. Both of my neighbours on each side have 3m extensions built. My friend has recently done a 6m extension and he said Building control asked him to leave a gap between his neighbours extension and his newly built one which has left me confused as I've seen extensions where there are no gaps.

My question is:

1) Can I build my extension walls right upto the line of junction(boundary line) to maximise space and avoid any gaps?

2) why would a building inspector stop me from doing this and is it building control issue or neighbour issue?

3) As I want to build my own wall upto the boundary line do I just need to get an agreement with my neighbour that I'll be excavating near his wall?

I'm just worried that I don't want building control to make an issue of this. Also, for a rear extension is a full pland submission to LABC advisable over a building notice?

I would appreciate advice from tradesmen who have experience in this.

Roger
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