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  • Is it acceptable?
  • monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    That a house being built next to my place has scaffolding poles which rest against the side of my home?It is only six feet away but I don’t think this going to be a very pleasant experience for myself.Any experiences or advice would be welcome.Thanks.

    thols2
    Free Member

    footflaps
    Full Member

    You should try living in a terraced house, both sides have had extensions (as have we).

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    As long as you don’t add further annoyance, such as riding motorbikes all day, and not posting all over youtube, then you might get away with it.

    tjagain
    Full Member

    Not without your permission I would have thought – where is the boundary? Have they gone over your land to erect the scaffolding?

    IIRC its a complex area of law tho. When my building was done some of the scaffolding went right up to the next building but did not touch

    geordiemick00
    Free Member

    They should have asked, out of courtesy but probably don’t incase they’re denied permission.

    They’re only using your house as a way of grounding the scaffolding securely, it won’t harm your house.

    monkeyboyjc
    Full Member

    Cirtainly should have asked first……

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    Atleast it makes shitting down their chimney a doddle.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    Thanks matt,very grown up response

    tjagain
    Full Member

    it won’t harm your house.

    but it will mean much more noise transmission surely?

    mmcd
    Full Member

    Have you got a party wall agreement?

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    They’re only using your house as a way of grounding the scaffolding securely, it won’t harm your house.

    If it’s resting on the building there is a good chance of rubbing, if it’s bare metal against the building there’s a good chance of rust stains.

    I’d have a word.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    I,m in an end terrace new build.I think I,m in for a couple of months of noise.

    monkeyboyjc
    Full Member

    Noise you can’t do anything about – disturbing or damaging your property you can…. First off have a friendly chat with the builder or owners. As mmcd said – is there a party wall agreement?

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    Is there any protection between the wall and the scaffold pipes?
    If it’s the ends of the pipes,vibration from structure could leave marks on your wall.
    Oh and , They should have asked.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    Thanks chaps.I’ll wait and see what happens.

    jam-bo
    Full Member

    As mmcd said – is there a party wall agreement?

    wouldn’t there have to be a party wall for that? doesn’t read like there is.

    but they should have asked, although my experience of scaffolders is getting them to do what you actually want can be a challenge…

    footflaps
    Full Member

    Have you got a party wall agreement?

    As there isn’t a party wall, I would guess very unlikely.

    benpinnick
    Full Member

    You’re going to wait until what? Some damage happens?

    Wonder round and ask them to move it. There’s nothing in it for you and frankly nothing in it for them either. The scaffolders are likely just being lazy. The last thing the site foreman would need is you coming piling in for reparations to your house. He’ll just call the scaffold co and make them move it.

    dovebiker
    Full Member

    I presume there’s protective, plastic end-caps over the scaffold poles that touch your wall? If not, I’d insist on them being fitted – even if it means they have to move the poles – common courtesy and they should have asked before starting.

    ernielynch
    Free Member

    No it isn’t acceptable. Your property doesn’t exist to provide support for someone else’s scaffolding.

    And you don’t need to have a shared wall for a party wall agreement.

    ads678
    Full Member

    Thanks chaps.I’ll wait and see what happens.

    If you don’t speak to them now they won’t know you’re concerned, then they won’t be concerned. I’d rather them make sure they don’t cause any damage rather fix damage later.

    andybrad
    Full Member

    tell them to move it.

    nickc
    Full Member

    Is it ever acceptable to ever use third person pronouns?

    Rockhopper
    Free Member

    You don’t have to have an actual party wall to require a party wall agreement. The boundary is enough.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    It’s social housing,I’m not a home owner.Its my social housing provider that’s commissioned the new builds.Their attitude is suck it up and go somewhere when the news gets unbearable. Complaints about bad practice fron builders only results in further problems.I guess I need to just hope there finished soon.Thanks for your replies.

    onewheelgood
    Full Member

    Is it ever acceptable to ever use third person pronouns?

    I thought that the OP had enough problems without me calling down the wrath of the grammar gods over his abuse of a reflexive pronoun. Ordinarily though, such a transgression would be completely unacceptable.

    OP, if it is your landlord doing this to their own building, I don’t think there is much you can do unless your accommodation is rendered uninhabitable.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    footflaps,how did you cope with the disturbance and inconvenience?I,m finding it very difficult after weeks of problems.

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