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To consider this an eyesore

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OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 27-May-18 21:29:30

House behind mine, not directly behind- behind and to the left are building a summer house, however the structure is up and it’s huge! More of a full blown house. I’ve tried googling and annoyingly I’m not sure they would have needed planning permission. Would you hate this although not directly behind my house? ...I’m also dreading how much “hosting” they will do in it.

Onlyjoinedforthisthread Sun 27-May-18 21:35:34

You'd have to post a before and after photo otherwise we can't see what's changed.

SecretStash Sun 27-May-18 21:37:01

Oh my God that’s MY garden!!

Ha, just kidding.
Yeah I don’t like it either OP.

Tutlefru Sun 27-May-18 21:37:32

Not really. It doesn't look particularly massive?

CloudCaptain Sun 27-May-18 21:37:38

It's not that big. confused

OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 27-May-18 21:39:50

SecretStash lmao!
Tbh I’d love it to be your garden, I could ask you about it....

Before it’s just a long lawn

Floottoot Sun 27-May-18 21:43:37

The neighbours at the bottom of our garden did similar. They told us they were building a shed and would we mind if they lifted the pieces over our fence, because their house doesn't have access to the garden from the front. We said yes, of course...but when it arrived, it became clear their version of a shed is actually a huge stable block -type construction - it's HUGE! DH spent a Sunday morning helping them hoist the sides over our fence - it took 4 people to move each piece!

I hated it initially, as our back garden isn't very long and it now forms the view from our kitchen window, but I've got used to it and it's not for me to tell them what they can and can't have in their own back garden.

vodkaredbullgirl Sun 27-May-18 21:44:00

where cant see it

OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 27-May-18 21:47:10

Floottoot thank you will keep this is mind and hopefully get “used” to it

llangennith Sun 27-May-18 21:49:52

I have a summerhouse at the end if my garden but I don’t do any ‘hosting’ in it. It’s probably just for them to enjoy the evening/morning sun.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 27-May-18 21:52:09

It's not awful. I bet your next door neighbours could grow some lovely climbing plants up it and it would look nicer than before.

Floottoot Sun 27-May-18 21:52:24

It's the initial change that's the shock - we'd been used to a particular outlook, so when it changed, I was a bit 😣 but actually, it's ok now. That said, if it was a summerhouse and we were having to listen to a lot of loud socialising, I might feel differently.

KlutzyDraconequus Sun 27-May-18 21:55:54

looks like a large shed/workshop to me.

there'll be grinded and welders and all.manner of iron mongery tools in there.. that'll be nice come a quiet summers evening. ;)

LIZS Sun 27-May-18 21:58:27

It is a bit ugly but probably just within permitted height (2.3m at apex iirc) and assuming the garden is at least a similar length to your neighbours. Hopefully your neighbours will also want to mitigate the imposing side of it, with climbers or trellis.

MyDcAreMarvel Sun 27-May-18 22:01:37

Why would you care, you sound quite mean looking up to see if you could report them.

Teggun Sun 27-May-18 22:05:33

It's not an attactive feature itself - but it's not spoiling a view of anything particularly attractive either ......I don't honestly see that it affects you.

takeoffyourpantsandjacket Sun 27-May-18 22:06:09

Well I know if I was intending on putting something in my back garden that was within regulations for not needing permissions, I sure as shit wouldn't give a hoot what my neighbours thought of it.

You live in terraced housing, your view is hardly picture perfect anyway so what difference does this make?!

Accountant222 Sun 27-May-18 22:06:40

My neighbours each built huge outside bars (like hotels have) they were nearer to my house than their, shit music playing morning until late, my reason for moving.

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Sun 27-May-18 22:08:24

Your falling down fence is more of an eyesore grin

LilQueenie Sun 27-May-18 22:11:27

not sure of the problem here. what could you see before it was up?

Babynonamee Sun 27-May-18 22:11:35

Yes I agree it's a bit of an eyesore sad

I'm not sure what the law is, but it can't be over 2 (ish) metres. Sorry not much help

OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 27-May-18 22:11:39

By the size of it I would think it’s more than just a summer house for them to sit in quietl but we will see.
Tbh I find the terrace house comments quite snobby- I find it an eyesaw regardless as it’s a large construction behind my house. Of course if there’s nothing I can so be it, it’s life.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 27-May-18 22:13:45

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat it’s not mine

Murane Sun 27-May-18 22:14:14

Get out there at night and measure it. Report to the council if it's more than 2.5m tall or if it appears to have water or electricity supply as those require building regs approval.

Longdistance Sun 27-May-18 22:17:55

Is that really directly behind your house? Or behind your neighbours house?

All I can see is a summerhouse behind you neighbours garden in that picture.

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