Our team of surveyors are passionate about inspecting properties in Aldersbrook whether it be as part of a pre-purchase survey, to establish a property’s value or to prepare a schedule of condition prior to works commencing next door.
If you are planning a building project in Aldersbrook you’ve probably started thinking about party wall procedures. The first step is to establish whether the works fall within the scope of the Act – if you’d like us to do that for you, free of charge, just send us copies of the drawings and we’ll normally come back to you within 24 hours. If you’re on the other side of the wall, we can also assist if you’ve decided that you need to appoint a surveyor or just need some initial advice without obligation.
An owner of a property within a pleasant Edwardian terrace close to Aldersbrook proposed to construct a rear extension and the excavation associated with the foundations fell within the scope of the Party Wall Act.
One of our senior surveyors, Matthew Price, was approached by the adjoining owner’s when notice was served. He was unaware that his neighbour had been planning extension works so the notice came as something of a surprise. We always advice owners to keep their neighbours in the loop when planning works of this type.
The adjoining owner’s main concern was that his drainage system, which was immediately adjacent to the excavation works, may be damaged. It was agreed between the surveyors that the excavation would be undertaken in a sequence which minimised the risk of ground movement so far as was reasonable possible to reduce the risk of damage.
Following the works, the drains were checked and there was no evidence of damage or disturbance.
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Aldersbrook is an Edwardian estate to the south of Wanstead in the London Borough of Redbridge.
The owners of the long since demolished Wanstead House, the gardens of which now form the municipal Wanstead Park, had acquired land in the surrounding area and started selling it off as building plots in the late nineteenth century. By 1910 more than a thousand homes had been built in the area now known as Aldersbrook. The plots on the edges of the estate, overlooking parkland, were sold to professionals to build large, detached houses while the semis and terraces on the main streets were originally rented to lower middle class tenants.
The estate became a Conservation Area in 2002 due to its ‘cumulative contribution of individual decorative details and Edwardian features’.
Woodgrange Park Overground Station is located to the south of the area on Romford Road. Manor Park Station is to the north and provides access to the new Elizabeth Line (part of Crossrail).
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