If you’re thinking about extending your Walthamstow property, there may be party wall matters to consider. We can advise on the service of notices, preparing schedules of condition and acting as appointed surveyor if a dispute arises. We also regularly act for adjoining owners in Walthamstow, ensuring that their properties are adequately protected during the works.
Works falling within the scope of the Party Wall Act not only include those that directly affect a party wall, such as cutting in beams or removing chimney breasts, but also new walls constructed either up to or astride the boundary and adjacent excavation. Many owners are surprised to find out that excavating foundations on their own land, set back from the boundary, may fall within the scope of the Act if they are within 3.00m metres of a shared or adjoining structure.
Our team of specialist party wall surveys are on hand to guide you through the process.
In the heart of the Warner Estate sits a fairly typical example of the type of purpose-built maisonette that has become synonymous with Walthamstow. Though sturdily build and structurally sound, this two-bed first floor dwelling no longer suits the needs of modern family life. As such, the owners have decided to extend upwards into the loft.
The proposed dormer extension will involve cutting pockets into the party walls in order to insert steel beams to support the weight and shape of the new roof structure. Although party wall matters were somewhat complicated by the involvement of several freeholders and leaseholders, all parties involved agreed in principle that the extension was a good idea and were satisfied with the process as overseen by our Surveyor Matthew Price and his assistant James Daniels.
Works are currently progressing well and we’ll be returning upon completion to undertake our final inspections.
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Walthamstow is located right in the middle of the London Borough of Waltham between Tottenham to the west and South Woodford to the east.
Even people who are not from the area will have heard of the famous Walthamstow Market – Europe’s longest outdoor street market, extending for a kilometre along the High Street. It runs from Tuesday to Saturday and offers a great selection of fruit & Veg, clothes and hot food.
Another local landmark is the William Morris Gallery. Located in Water House, a Grade II* listed Georgian property, the museum is devoted to the life and works of the English Arts and Crafts designer. The gallery is free to enter and puts on regular temporary exhibitions to keep people coming back.
Walthamstow Central is located on Hoe Street and is both a London Underground and Overground station. It’s the last stop on the Victoria Line but the journey time to Oxford Circus is a mere 20 minutes.
We have a team of surveyors specialising in party wall matters so you can be sure that your appointed surveyor is an expert in the field.
Our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so you can rely on their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Peter Barry Surveyors are Regulated by the RICS ensuring that you have a free to use method of redress should anything go wrong.
Our team have a duty to keep up to date with the latest party wall case law and this will be reflected in the advice that you receive.
The team are also members of party wall specific governing bodies the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors or the Pyramus & Thisbe Society.