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Even a modest home extension will involve matters of planning and construction legislation. Failure to properly understand and deal with these things can be extremely expensive.
Most projects will also involve works covered by important safety legislation. Whilst someone having work done on their own home will not have to bear such heavy responsibility as those commissioning other work it is still too easy to take on major liability.
The Party Wall Act was designed to protect neighbouring properties from being damaged during building works, and to provide fair recourse in the event that anything should happen. It doesn’t just cover party walls but includes any excavation within certain distances of neighbouring buildings, whatever the excavation is for.