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Old 04-02-2004, 12:38 AM
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On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 23:19:58 -0000, "KD"
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"Sarah P" munged @ nospam.net wrote in message
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Hi all,
Apologies for the X-post but the d.i.y guys always seem to know what's
going on with regard to 'building' regs but the real domain of the

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

start
rotting. Now a local landscaper has said that the problem can probably be
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 bill
for this myself ?

Thank for any guidance,
Keith


Hi all,
Just to let you know that I received a reply from the NHBC stating that
if waterlogging was present within a 3 metre boundary from the house then
the builder was obliged to put this right - otherwise tough luck.

Keith



..... and is it? If so, do they have to fix all of it or only the
bit within 3m?


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Old 04-02-2004, 12:49 AM
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On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 23:19:58 -0000, "KD"
wrote:


"Sarah P" munged @ nospam.net wrote in message
...
Hi all,
Apologies for the X-post but the d.i.y guys always seem to know what's
going on with regard to 'building' regs but the real domain of the

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

start
rotting. Now a local landscaper has said that the problem can probably be
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 bill
for this myself ?

Thank for any guidance,
Keith


Hi all,
Just to let you know that I received a reply from the NHBC stating that
if waterlogging was present within a 3 metre boundary from the house then
the builder was obliged to put this right - otherwise tough luck.

Keith



..... and is it? If so, do they have to fix all of it or only the
bit within 3m?


..andy

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Old 04-02-2004, 02:16 AM
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.... and is it? If so, do they have to fix all of it or only the
bit within 3m?


I would have thought as this problem is already apparent it might well
start to encroach on the 3m boundary with a little more / sustained rain

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.... and is it? If so, do they have to fix all of it or only the
bit within 3m?


I would have thought as this problem is already apparent it might well
start to encroach on the 3m boundary with a little more / sustained rain

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Old 04-02-2004, 11:37 AM
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"KD" wrote in message
...

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

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

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

the
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

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

be
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

bill
for this myself ?

Thank for any guidance,
Keith


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

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

Keith


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

Bob




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Old 04-02-2004, 11:48 AM
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"KD" wrote in message
...

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

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

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

the
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

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

be
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

bill
for this myself ?

Thank for any guidance,
Keith


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

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

Keith


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

Bob


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Old 05-02-2004, 06:38 PM
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The message
from "KD" contains these words:

Hi all,
Just to let you know that I received a reply from the NHBC stating that
if waterlogging was present within a 3 metre boundary from the house then
the builder was obliged to put this right - otherwise tough luck.


That's only one measure of constraint upon the developer/builder.
Scottish planning and building control standards are equally binding;
it's worth asking those local departments for their opinion and support.

Janet





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Old 05-02-2004, 06:44 PM
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The message
from "KD" contains these words:

Hi all,
Just to let you know that I received a reply from the NHBC stating that
if waterlogging was present within a 3 metre boundary from the house then
the builder was obliged to put this right - otherwise tough luck.


That's only one measure of constraint upon the developer/builder.
Scottish planning and building control standards are equally binding;
it's worth asking those local departments for their opinion and support.

Janet





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.... and is it? If so, do they have to fix all of it or only the
bit within 3m?


I would have thought as this problem is already apparent it might well
start to encroach on the 3m boundary with a little more / sustained rain

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Hi,
Andy Hall's question is spot on .. there is some within the 3 metres and
some further away .. I wonder how the builder will proceed. The site
manager was round here today and I suggested that it would be only
reasonable of the builder to rectify the entire problem. We'll see eh ?

Thanks for all the contributions so far,
Keith


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.... and is it? If so, do they have to fix all of it or only the
bit within 3m?


I would have thought as this problem is already apparent it might well
start to encroach on the 3m boundary with a little more / sustained rain

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Hi,
Andy Hall's question is spot on .. there is some within the 3 metres and
some further away .. I wonder how the builder will proceed. The site
manager was round here today and I suggested that it would be only
reasonable of the builder to rectify the entire problem. We'll see eh ?

Thanks for all the contributions so far,
Keith




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Old 08-02-2004, 11:12 PM
Peter Taylor
 
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Keith wrote

Hi all,
Apologies for the X-post but the d.i.y guys always seem to know what's
going on with regard to 'building' regs but the real domain of the question
is my 'garden'. Basically, I've bought a new house up in Scotland and the
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 start
rotting. Now a local landscaper has said that the problem can probably be
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 bill
for this myself ?

Thank for any guidance,
Keith



Nobody has mentioned NHBC yet. During the first two years from completion,
assuming you have Buildmark cover and subject to certain exclusions, the builder
is supposed to correct any defects free of charge. Your first point of contact
is the builder but if there is a dispute or if the builder fails to act then
NHBC Claims will take it on.

The Buildmark policy document http://www.nhbc.co.uk/pdf/policy1.pdf
expressly excludes "loss or damage resulting solely from flooding from whatever
source or from a change in the water table level". However I would argue your
problem is more to do with waterlogged soil and drainage than with flooding.
The NHBC Standards require developers to carry out a thorough site investigation
before commencing on specific design work, and particularly warns about adequate
drainage to cope with waterlogged soil.

This is the URL concerning making NHBC Claims
http://www.nhbc.co.uk/index3.asp?pag...teps&col=green

Good luck
Peter

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:14 PM
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Keith wrote

Hi all,
Apologies for the X-post but the d.i.y guys always seem to know what's
going on with regard to 'building' regs but the real domain of the question
is my 'garden'. Basically, I've bought a new house up in Scotland and the
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 start
rotting. Now a local landscaper has said that the problem can probably be
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 bill
for this myself ?

Thank for any guidance,
Keith



Nobody has mentioned NHBC yet. During the first two years from completion,
assuming you have Buildmark cover and subject to certain exclusions, the builder
is supposed to correct any defects free of charge. Your first point of contact
is the builder but if there is a dispute or if the builder fails to act then
NHBC Claims will take it on.

The Buildmark policy document http://www.nhbc.co.uk/pdf/policy1.pdf
expressly excludes "loss or damage resulting solely from flooding from whatever
source or from a change in the water table level". However I would argue your
problem is more to do with waterlogged soil and drainage than with flooding.
The NHBC Standards require developers to carry out a thorough site investigation
before commencing on specific design work, and particularly warns about adequate
drainage to cope with waterlogged soil.

This is the URL concerning making NHBC Claims
http://www.nhbc.co.uk/index3.asp?pag...teps&col=green

Good luck
Peter

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