Party Wall: Does it affect my new roof?

What is the party wall act?

The Party Wall Act 1996 applies to properties in England and Wales and covers three main types of party wall.

A party wall is the dividing partition that sits at the junction of two adjoining homes and is shared between the owners of the property. We deal with the party wall that separates two (or more) buildings which includes the walls that separate terraced or semi-detached properties.

Anyone that intends to carry out works affecting party walls must give the adjoining owners notice of their intentions.

Notifying your neighbour

To formally serve notice, you must write to your affected neighbour(s), including your contact information, details of the planned work, the date booked for work start, and notice of any access requirements over their property. When the adjoining property is tenanted, you must serve notice to the building’s owners as well as the tenant(s) living there.

Once they have received your party wall notice, they have several options:
 
  1. They can give consent in writing. Your neighbour should let you know within 14 days if they consent.
  2. They can refuse consent which would then start a ‘dispute resolution process’.
  3. They could issue a counter notice with requests for additional work to be carried out at the same time. A counter notice must be issued within a month of your notice. 
 
 If your neighbours don’t respond within the above timescales then the dispute resolution process begins.
Party Wall Guidance
Roofing and the Party Wall

At JR roofing Lancs Limited we can offer guidance on the Party Wall Act and the parts of your roofing project that are affected. We provide literature for your neighbours so they are aware of the upcoming work and what is involved. 

If the roof covering on one of the sides is being replaced, then due care and consideration will be given when dealing with the roof covering of the neighbouring property.

When the roof is being replaced then a bonding detail will be installed to allow the adjoining properties to remain watertight. The bonding detail allows the roofs to be independent. It therefore doesn’t matter if the roof coverings are different types or sizes.

BS5534 does not allow for roof batten ends to remain unsupported. This means that in some cases the new roof covering must continue onto the neighbouring property until it meets the first rafter.

concrete-tile-roof-replacement-in-Hambleton-completed-by-JR-roofing-Lancs-Limited with bonding strip installed to party wall
concrete tile re roof completed by JR roofing Lancs Limited with bondint detail installed to party wall
rosemary clay tile roof replacement of terraced house in Treales completed by JR roofing Lancs Limited

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Blackpool Roofing Services

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Do you need advice on a roofing issue?

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If you are ever unsure about something that you have been told by a roofing company in Blackpool or want advice regarding a quotation that you have received, please get in touch. We are always on hand to offer our honest advice.