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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:32 pm 
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Hi

I may be in completely the wrong place for this question but I didn't know where to
start so please be patient if I've made a mistake.

I live in an end terrace. Unlike any other house in the row there is a small gap between
my house and next door.

Can anyone explain why it is there and what has been shoved into the gap?
Is this a common thing?

Many thanks,
Danny

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It's an expansion gap.


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Cheers. Can you tell me why I have one and all other houses
on the row don't?

What would actually be in there? I'm assuming it's not empty
front to back? (there is an identical one at the front)

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It may be because each row of houses were all built as a block separately. But the two blocks being close together with their own walls, almost touching but not physically joined.


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drdanny wrote:
Cheers. Can you tell me why I have one and all other houses
on the row don't?

What would actually be in there? I'm assuming it's not empty
front to back? (there is an identical one at the front)

Danny
They're borrower gaps, so called as they were left like that to create a safe habitable living space above ground for borrowers.

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