retaining wall.

Re: retaining wall.

Postby rosie2 » Wed May 28, 2014 12:18 pm

hi,
this sounds interesting,but im informed by the builder that the Toe will be under the neighbours property therefour his drive will have to be dug out,this is why he doesn't want new foundations.

What retaining structure could I erect?

2.5 in not a lot but,drives are very narrow its tight now getting the car down.
Kind Regards.
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Re: retaining wall.

Postby MacadamB53 » Wed May 28, 2014 1:39 pm

Hi rosie,

is it a party wall?

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Re: retaining wall.

Postby Roblewis » Wed May 28, 2014 1:49 pm

The type of retaining structure needed depends completely on the height to be retained and the type of soil. I have known concrete panels designed as gravel boards be used up to about 2ft.. These are fitted between concrete fence posts.
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Re: retaining wall.

Postby ukmicky » Wed May 28, 2014 2:32 pm

If this is a shared wall in the ownership of both of you which by the wording you posted it sounds like it is.the partywall act grants you the legal right to do the following to the wall .Underpin , Repair, Rebuild ,Thicken and Raise to 2 meters in height.

i dont see where your problem lies .

if you wanted to you could even use it as part of an extension to your house.
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Re: retaining wall.

Postby rosie2 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:08 am

Morning,
Spoke to my neighbour about the boundary/ retaining wall.
He still is insisting that the wall of 9in made into a 4in 40years ago is still the boundary. What can I do to prove that when he changed it he made the 4in wall the new boundary wall.

Regards.
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Re: retaining wall.

Postby MacadamB53 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:41 am

MacadamB53 wrote:Hi rosie,

is it a party wall?

Kind regards, Mac

Hi rosie,

have you now had this confirmed either way by someone who has bothered to trace back which properties were sold when?

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Re: retaining wall.

Postby arborlad » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:33 am

rosie2 wrote:Morning,
Spoke to my neighbour about the boundary/ retaining wall.
He still is insisting that the wall of 9in made into a 4in 40years ago is still the boundary. What can I do to prove that when he changed it he made the 4in wall the new boundary wall.

Regards.
Rosie.



Can you clarify, was the 9", single brick wall, originally, or at some point, single brick for its full height and was that full height the same as your land level?
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Re: retaining wall.

Postby rosie2 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:21 pm

Hi,
next door are still the same owners since properties built 40 years ago,same as my late husband.

Originally the wall was 9in level with my drive.then next door built on to a single 4in wall to a height of 5ft,about 38years ago. making my drive 4in wider.
I have lived here for 30years have always know the drive to be like it is now.

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Re: retaining wall.

Postby MacadamB53 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:53 pm

Hi Rosie,

who bought first? directly from the same developer?

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Re: retaining wall.

Postby rosie2 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:22 am

Hi,
Yes the same firm built them.
My husband bought first.

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Re: retaining wall.

Postby MacadamB53 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:26 pm

Hi rosie,

that means the entry on your neighbour's register CANNOT relate to that wall.

now, you have confirmed when the houses were built - what date is in the entry on the registers?

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Re: retaining wall.

Postby arborlad » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:25 pm

rosie2 wrote: Originally the wall was 9in level with my drive.then next door built on to a single 4in wall to a height of 5ft,about 38years ago. making my drive 4in wider.
I have lived here for 30years have always know the drive to be like it is now.

Kind regards.
Rosie.



.............so the 9"-single brick wall is still there, but it is now brick-and-a-half, 13-1/2" wide/thick?
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Re: retaining/boundry wall.

Postby rosie2 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:17 pm

Hi,
I posted two years ago about my boundary/retaining wall.
After speaking to my neighbour several times we can never agree on a solution,it has got quite heated at times.
The wall was a 9in up to the level of my drive,40years ago,a single 4in wall was build on top with decorative bricks to a height of 6ft going down along the long drive to 3ft. drive is about 30ft,the first 12ft are level then goes up to about 4ft then goes down to path level.

The wall is leaning over quite badly needs to be taken down and new one built.
This is from the deeds.

The walls and fences which shall separate the property conveyed from the adjoining property shall be mesne or party walls,thenceforth to be cleansed maintained and repaired accordingly. does that mean we are both responsible?
Many thanks,
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Re: retaining wall.

Postby despair » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:55 pm

Yes
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Re: retaining wall.

Postby mr sheen » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:34 pm

In theory...yes.
However, one side may want it taken down and a new one built, but you can't force the other to have this, nor pay for it!, they may be happy with props up against the wall to hold it up.
So unless you can agree on the way forward you are in stale mate since neither can impose their choice on the other, leaving the options of leave as is, agree way forward eg temp props or pay yourself for your choice of way forward.
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