Party walls? No problem!

The project

This project involved a second-floor rear extension, that’s typically built to create a new bedroom and en-suite. It’s fairly quick to build but involves plenty of up-front work during the Plan It stage in order for the build to run smoothly. In this case, our client was looking for end-to-end project management support, whereby we managed the design, consent and build stages of the project.

How the homebuilding essentials team helped

Working with our expert design team, we were able to agree planning and get building control consent before starting the work - this is referred to as 'plan check' approval, plus we prepared the scope of works and agreed a price and build duration with a local building company. Building to the back of a house at second floor level brings a few complications - one being that you need to agree work with neighbours, which our lead party wall consultant, Tony, took good care of. The project was delivered on-time and on-budget and looked really great - adding space and value to this west London property.

homebuilding essentials says

Not everyone's aware of the ins and outs of building this kind of project, and in particular that you will be, by default, either creating a new party wall or building onto your neighbour's wall. If you have to do the latter, you will need to compensate them financially for using their wall. The cost is calculated by your surveyor as part of the agreement you need under the Party Wall Act. Sounds scary? Don't panic. We can help! Our expert is on-hand to help, within our design team.

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