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Changing a boundary wall can be an effective way to enhance your property’s appearance or functionality. However, before you begin any construction work, it’s crucial to understand the permissions required by law.



The party wall agreement protects both you and your neighbour’s interests and helps prevent disputes that could arise during the construction process.
In this article, we’ll discuss party wall agreements in detail and determine whether you need one.

Understanding the Process

Changing a boundary wall involves several steps, including:
  1. Determining the type of wall: The type of boundary wall you want to change will affect the planning and permission process. For example, a listed wall or a wall in a conservation area may require additional permissions.
  2. Assessing the impact: The construction of a new boundary wall or the modification of an existing one can have an impact on the surrounding area. It’s essential to assess this impact and determine whether any mitigating measures are necessary.
  3. Obtaining permissions: Depending on the type and location of the boundary wall, you may need to obtain planning permission, building regulations approval, or both. In some cases, you may also need permission from your neighbors.

Permissions Required

The permissions required for changing a boundary wall depend on several factors, including the wall’s location and the nature of the proposed changes. Some of the permissions that may be required include:
  1. Planning permission: Planning permission is required for any construction work that affects the external appearance of a property, including boundary walls. If the wall is over 1 meter high or abuts a highway, you will need planning permission.
  2. Building regulations approval: Building regulations approval is necessary for any construction work that affects the structural integrity of a property. This includes boundary walls that support other structures or are over 2 meters high.
  3. Party Wall Agreement: A party wall agreement is required when the proposed construction work affects a shared wall between two properties. This agreement outlines the work that will be done and the responsibilities of each party involved.

Advantages of Working with Faulkners

At Faulkners in Wem, our experienced surveyors are dedicated to helping clients navigate the planning and permission process. Some of the advantages of working with us include:
  • Expert guidance and support from experienced surveyors
  • Assistance in determining the permissions required for your project
  • Preparation of planning and building regulation applications
  • Representation in discussions with local authorities and neighbors
Changing a boundary wall can be a complex process, but with the right support and guidance, it can be done efficiently and legally. At Faulkners in Wem, our team of expert surveyors is here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the planning and permission process. Contact us today to learn more.