I fancy doing some paving at the back of our house to replace some
poorly laid concrete.
There are a couple of manholes at jaunty angles though and a soil pipe
so I can see a lot of cutting and faffing so wondered about the resin
stuff that I'm seeing advertised for drives.
Anyone got any opinion or experience? Is it DIYable?
Maybe if you are doing one from scratch, but what if you are replacing
one impermeable surface (concrete) by another (resin)? Is there a
difference if the resin in laid on top of the concrete, or the concreter
removed first and the resin laid on a prepared base? If the latter, do
the base and resin have to be permeable?
Never heard such a lot of twaddle. I think people would be forgiven for
thinking that around these parts the national pastime during the summer is
people out with their angle grinders laying their own drives and patios.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
You now need planning permission to install a non-permeable
driveway, in order for the local water authority to be brought
into the loop to confirm your plans for drainage are acceptable
to them (e.g. soakaways have to be set well back from your
boundary, and many gardens aren't big enough for that).
A recent new build near me had some interesting problems with
this, as they didn't have enough garden left around the house
to handle the rain water soaking in. Water authority made them
install a giant underground grey water tank (which can be up
to the boundary), and I believe the house has to use this for
things like toilet flushing. It overflows into the street
surface water drainage, but they are charged for doing that.
For the last several years, water authorities have the right
to charge you for rain water run-off from your land. They've
been going around all the commerical properties adding that
levy to the water bill, but AFAIK haven't started on residential
properties yet except when some relevant modification has
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On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:00:06 +0000, Andrew Gabriel wrote:
Note the above - the drive is not being done.
Its not the drive.
Its not the drive that is being done.
But for the OP I'd say that it would be better to hire a Stihl saw and
cut the paving around the manholes if they cannot be easily repositioned
more 'squarely'. The job will look a lot better.
On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:22:08 +0000, John Rumm wrote:
"Please note: different rules apply to paving over your front garden.
Elsewhere around your house there are no restrictions on the area of land
which you can cover with hard surfaces at, or near, ground level.
However, significant works of embanking or terracing to support a hard
surface might need a planning application.
If you live in a listed building, you will need listed building consent
for any significant works whether internal or external.
Please note: The permitted development allowances described here apply to
houses and not to:
Flats and maisonettes (view our guidance on flats and maisonettes)
Converted houses or houses created through the permitted development
rights to change use (as detailed in our change of use section)
Areas where there may be a planning condition, Article 4 Direction or
other restriction that limits permitted development rights.
Also note that these rules only cover your Patio/Driveway."
And there is this one.
Street view will take you back to 2009 and up to May 2018.
Every piece of garden is now concrete (trust me there has been more
concrete laid since the May 2018 Streetview picture).
Fark, we don’t get anything like that sort of streetview history.
And I saw the google streetview camera car here almost a year
ago now and it still hasn’t been updated. Something must have
been comprehensively fucked with the system in the car or something.
The key phrase was 'back of our house'.
There is nothing in building regs to dictate what you can do in
your back garden.
Only if your front garden (that leads onto a highway) slopes
towards the road, are you supposed to install a drainage
system to prvent surface water spilling onto the highway.
In my village I have seen at least 6 houses block pave
their front garden and no attempt to provide drainage, by
a company (pikey-sounding) who probably undercuts a local
tradesman who does a proper job.
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