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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:23 pm 
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Hi all, thanks for letting me be a part of this forum.

I have a wall that partially blocks the entrance to my driveway and limits the space I can use on my driveway. I need to remove this section of wall so that ultimately I can create a wide enough space to park a second car. The problem is that my front wall is also a part of my neighbour's front and adjoining wall, so I need to remove my section without damaging my neighbour's wall. I have attached two photos to help illustrate the problem, the area outlined in red being the section that is owned by me and needing to be removed.

Any advice on the method and tools to do this myself would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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Find a mate with one, ask down the pub, or go to your local indepent tool hire shop..... get a 9" Disc Cutter, preferably electric, with a stone disc fitted, and slice a straight line down the wall.

A 4" cutter won't go deep enough. You could probably do this without a cutter though........

Start on the right hand end with a club hammer, you'll find that each block will break away from its mortar joint quite easily.

1. Tap the two capping stones upwards from below, they'll fall off;

2. then knock the three perforated blocks towards the house, the left hand one won't need the cutter.

3. The next stone down on the left needs cutting, downwards from the top, with a brick bolster, after removing the ones to the right of it. If you try to knock it sideways you will damage the neighbour's wall.

4. The next stone will come away easily at the joint;

5. The next one needs cutting, as above.

Time allowed, 15 minutes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:09 pm 
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I would really go with a cutter though if you can, make a nice neat job of it.

Have you spoke to your neighbour. Before you do anything, have a chat. You never now they may have been thinking about doing something different with the wall and this may be all the incentive they need.


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I think I would try and do it with the angle grinder that Arco suggests. What you do not want to do is thump around and loosen the dividing wall top blocks which may be quite weak with no side support. That goes for leaning on it etc in the future, especially if kids are around. It would be an idea to discuss it with your neighbour as it might suit him to take it right down and open his front too or at least lower it to get rid of the screen blocks.

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