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Sheppz

Member since Jan 2018 • Last active Dec 2022

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    Pocket hole jigs - anyone got one they recommend ? Kreg, trend, triton, ukj ?

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    C-Tec - Multi-Solve - also good for removing recycled jam jar label adhesive when its time to make your organic marmalade...

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    That's a great idea !

    They have built well inside the line of junction by the look of it, but flashed down to the centre line.

    So once you take the slates and battens off the side of their dormer revealing the sheathing - you will need something to fill that gap. Vertical slates and flat roof will have to be flashed into a new raised party wall or .... continue across to your new dormer, with a timber frame party wall in between.

    Ironically it would be easier to join the two if they had built to the centre line of the wall.

    If a wall is built astride (with permission) - costs should be shared for that wall.

    I don't think they can insist you do what they want - but either way sounds like party wall surveyors will need to thrash it out and you are going to need some drawings showing details of the proposed construction from someone.

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    Looks like that will be a lovely kitchen to cook in - none of this knock through - breakfast bar -open kitchen - Jamie Oliver bullshit. !

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    extract from Part B...various issues and ways to solve. But yeah you don't want the hot fiery death stuff going sideways. Another reason why building up a trad. masonary wall is best

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    Fireline board and plaster

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    brick wall - proper job - be a nice neighbour

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    Dodgy gap you don't really want

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    I think PD only refers to the requirement for a set back from the eaves of 200mm. So you can build up to the centre line of party wall. Ironically you can't typically get planning permission for this kind of 'full width' dormer - because it looks shit and is much better architecturally to be set in from either side a decent amount. But PD is PD.

    If your neighbour's have built up to centre line or close to it they have forced your hand to either - connect your dormer (with adequate waterproofing detail + fire resistance for the new 'party wall' - could be brick but not necessarily) or. set your dormer cheek in far enough for it to be constructed properly and maintained. - so at least 50cm between the tiled dormer cheeks - or thereabouts. This one obviously seriously limits your internal space.

    You do see dormers built right up to each other but the construction, waterproofing and maintenance issues are best avoided.

    On the other party wall where there is no neighbour's dormer you need to consider if you will a. raise a party wall in brick - allowing them to build a dormer up to it in future, or b. have the cheek finish on the centre line, which will lead to the same negotiation later when someone wants to do a dormer that side.

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