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Posted: 05 Aug. 2008,12:30 QUOTE

well, as you know I'm trying to get my paving done asap.
I had building control round the other day, to sign off my extension.
They wouldn't, they wanted trickle vents in the window frames before they would sign it off.
But, check this also.

The inspector came around seen my wacked hardcore, blocks and sand at the ready and said,
" I would also like to see the step built before I sign off the work"

when I asked why, he said because the hardcore level is 680mm from my floor level and the regs allow 700mm and under.
" I am under then and ok" I said.

he said
" non the less, I would still like to see the step please"

I practically built the extension myself, except the brick and roof and this inspector has been on my case since I put spade to soil.
But this time I reckon he want a clue on how to do his own step , no way am I directing him here though, he can struggle on the awkward B*$%^
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Posted: 05 Aug. 2008,12:50 QUOTE

check your plans you might have to put disabled access ramp in lot of councils specify these now he might be trying to catch you out

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Posted: 05 Aug. 2008,12:58 QUOTE

/smacks head in despair :(  :(

well, the step's built, a 2 step arrangement levelled at dpc and bevelled for run off.
He's due tomorrow and if he pulls the old ramp nonsense it will put me over the edge and I dread to think what will occour, I have patience and understanding, but I do also have violent mood swings lol, usually focused in my right fist. lol
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Posted: 05 Aug. 2008,20:25 QUOTE

.....then let someone else talk to him because you are worked up even before the verdict. from experience, its not worth the hag.

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Posted: 05 Aug. 2008,20:27 QUOTE

.....then let someone else talk to him because you are worked up even before the verdict. from experience, its not worth the hag.

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Posted: 05 Aug. 2008,20:33 QUOTE

Best of luck, Podge.

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Posted: 07 Aug. 2008,09:24 QUOTE

pass :;):
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Posted: 10 Sep. 2008,07:32 QUOTE

has just been on breakfast news on bbc1 saying will add 300 to a 5000 drive and you'll need planning permission for non permeable drive in certain areas. was very general and comments like have a gravel drive instead etc.

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Posted: 10 Sep. 2008,18:17 QUOTE

i would like to see them enforce it
just a side note some time ago i installed a gravel drive at home,i am pretty fed up with it now,every time i wheel spin off the drive the stones fly everywhere :cool:
anyway the problem is this,in anticipation of blocking it at some future point (now)i laid acos round the front of the house 150 mm below dpc.
i also laid an edging to the pavement
these two datums are exactly level :(
so i either have a gully in the centre of the drive?
of have a slight hump?
or lay it all level and see what happens?
your thoughts please?
cheers LLL :)


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Posted: 10 Sep. 2008,18:34 QUOTE

Quote (GB_Groundworks @ 10 Sep. 2008,07:32)
has just been on breakfast news on bbc1 saying will add 300 to a 5000 drive and you'll need planning permission for non permeable drive in certain areas. was very general and comments like have a gravel drive instead etc.

Bollocks it will add 300 to a 5000 drive! Where do these mugs get their figures from.
I,ll be really pissed if this does come into effect, especially as local to me the ground is clay so won't even work anyway,with the next choice being an attenuation system which will probably add 5k to a 5k drive!

Luton
raise the first meter by however much is needed so the front falls away and the rest back to the house,done properly it will look fine.


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Posted: 11 Sep. 2008,13:42 QUOTE

Definately coming in :(

sounds like theres a loophole in the respect you can drain onto a lawn/ bed and i assume soakaway.

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/genpub/en/1115316438436.html


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