Here we have compiled some useful information to assist you before, during and after your chosen project.

Party walls are governed by the terms of The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (The Act). The Act defines a wide range of circumstances where a wall, or structure, is considered to be a Party Wall and hence should be maintained as such. These circumstances range from walls dividing terraced and semi-detached buildings, to walls that fall entirely on one owners land but form the boundary line for a neighbouring property. In addition, floor and / or ceiling structures that separate properties from those above and below are also considered to be party structures and also covered by the Act. Boundaries marked with wooden fences or concrete posts are not covered by the Act and property owners should refer to their title documents to see if provisions for responsibility of these areas is covered there. The Act also covers specific excavation works near neighbouring buildings but a professional should be consulted in any case for these works.

Important: the guidance on this information sheet is of a general nature, and is correct as of September 2018. You should always ensure that specific advice is given in relation to your project and the property on which the works are proposed.

Click on the Read More link to view this article in full, or you can download a copy of our party wall act information sheet here

Before you get building work done on your property, Contour Architectural Designs (“Contour”) have put together some guidance notes on appointing a builder and things that you should check prior to work starting. The following steps should help you save time, money and stress when you’re preparing to get building work, renovations or repairs done on your home. They’ll also help you avoid problems with builders, plumbers or other contractors, e.g. decorators and electricians.

In this document, Contour also provide some important information that you should be aware of while construction is taking place, and at completion. This includes information on what your chosen building contractor should undertake during the works and what certificates you should be provided once complete. We have also provided a list of important contact numbers and details should it be required.

Important: the guidance on this information sheet is of a general nature, and is correct as of September 2018. You should always ensure that specific advice is given in relation to your project and the property on which the works are proposed.

Click on the Read More link to view this article in full, or you can download a copy of our pre-construction information sheet here

Our Core Services

Site / Building Surveys

Topographical Surveys

Planning Permission & Architectural Designs

3D Artists Impressions

Building Regulations Drawings

Structural Design

Drainage Surveys

Flood Risk Statements

Get In Touch

For more information on precisely what our architectural consultants and designers can do for your project simply pick up the phone and call our office on 01268 690974 or send a message through our contact page. Whether you’re making a general enquiry or wish to discuss a specific project, a member of our team will be only too happy to help.

Newsletter

If you want to stay in touch with Contour Architectural Designs, you can signup to our newsletter by clicking on the button below. In accordance with the GDPR, you can unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the bottom of each email.

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive Module Information