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Old 04-02-2004, 11:48 AM
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Default New build house - garden waterlogging

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"Sarah P" munged @ wrote in message
Hi all,
Apologies for the X-post but the d.i.y guys always seem to know

going on with regard to 'building' regs but the real domain of the

is my 'garden'. Basically, I've bought a new house up in Scotland and

garden is a bit of a nightmare. The slightest amount of rain results in
pools of standing water and the newly laid turf is apparently about to

rotting. Now a local landscaper has said that the problem can probably

rectified but I don't think it should be up to me to pay for this. The
landscaper also mentioned that standing water should be the developer's
consideration. How do you think I should approach this - should the
developer be sorting out the drainage or am I stuck with footing the

for this myself ?

Thank for any guidance,

Hi all,
Just to let you know that I received a reply from the NHBC stating

if waterlogging was present within a 3 metre boundary from the house then
the builder was obliged to put this right - otherwise tough luck.


Well that would cover the entire garden in most new houses...