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06-11-2019, 09:26   #241
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I would not accept that every terrace house in the development is in the same position. When you exit the a terrace houses you can go left or right along the front of another terrace house to access an escape point further down the way.
You have no choice but to accept it unfortunately.
You cant design a means of escape through an adjoining property. The adjoining property may have grass, or pebbles, or loose stone and a wheelchair cannot move through this, or a person using walking aids, that's the reason Part M calls for a 900mm hard standing path from the car to the entrance or from the site boundary to the entrance.

Furthermore, when you move in, the adjoining owner can legally without planning erect a fence, build a wall to the front, thus making your escape idea null and void.

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In this case a person in a wheelchair has only one egress point and that is via the parked cars along a 900-1000mm exit path as far as the cars which may block there rapid escape way to safety.
900mm is the requirement and that's more than enough.
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06-11-2019, 09:32   #242
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I think part M refers to minimum driveway width where a driveway forms part of the sloped access.
This might be worth a quick check just to be sure they are not being tight.

TGD Part M, Section 3.1.2.1(b)
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the approach may, in whole or in part, form part of an on site driveway. Where this occurs, the driveway should be at least 3600 mm wide so as to allow adequate access width beside parked cars;
It would appear that the OP's house can hold 2 cars so the width must be at least 4800mm.


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a raised kerb, at least 100 mm high, should be provided on any open side of an approach where the adjacent ground is not graded to the approach. Refer to TGD K for guidance on the provision of guarding;
There's also an argument that you should have a 100mm raised kerb along the access route that separates it from the grass/clay to the front of your property.
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08-11-2019, 19:59   #243
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Hey guys,
I did the snagging yesterday. The site manager said they will make the second path and make the current one (from driveway) wider.

Apparently they have changed their mind for some reason. Anyway, I had said few days before that I would come with an engineer to look into all the planning documents, etc.



I will share some pics with yous:

3 pics from outside showing the wall. I like the fact it's not straight, it's kinda curved following the sidewalk curve. Also, by the heigh of it, I don't think anyone will be sitting there.









The manholes :s






The end of the wall. The big gap will be filled








The gardeen. They said they are unable to finish the gardeen because of the weather. They will come as soon as the weather gets better.
I don't think I will be having a BBQ in this garden any soon :s



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08-11-2019, 20:10   #244
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3rd to last photo are those drains in the mortar to prevent the water from pooling?
Something a bit more substantial would have been better as it would block easy - but then again you can unblock it easily and you'll have to undertake some maintenance/upkeep on your new property!

It'll all be worth it when you finally get to move in and enjoy it.
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09-11-2019, 08:34   #245
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I like the workaround to accommodate the manhole cover in by the wall.
Nice house btw. enjoy it .

Everything is going to be fine in the end.
If it's not fine it's not the end.”
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09-11-2019, 11:39   #246
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Good to hear they changed their mind.
I'm sure they didn't like to hear you were intend to have an Engineer go through everything and just said they will do what you are looking for.
The extra little entrance is just about the easiest way to finish the area anyway.
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Nice OP. Hope you are happy with the outcome. I’d also ask them to fill the gap between the red brick wall and the smooth rendered higher wall. Some form of mastic/sealant in my opinion.

I’d also ask about what is happening where the small red brick wall ends and the much patch (landscaping) begins.
At this stage of the purchase I’d ask the builder or the Brickie’s on site if they continue that wall around for a fair price.

You’ll thank yourself later for getting it done now.
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slightly OT but boundries between houses in estates should really be of concrete blocks. As people grow shrubs etc. against fences they tend to encroach, and timber eventually breaks down.

Most people end up building a concrete wall anyway. Its best do it at the start.
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OP, I still think that a low railing on top of the wall would set it off better.

I would personally have aimed for something like one of the these:

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OP, I still think that a low railing on top of the wall would set it off better.

I would personally have aimed for something like one of the these:

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The risk of kids sitting on walls is not the builders problem. Op would need to retrofit those at his own expense afterwards, pricey enough little job, could be ballpark €1000 if made to order.
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