Steve Grayson – ANSA Site Supervisor
Keeping your neighbours informed and happy is a key element of the supervisor’s work – whether we are building a new home in a new estate or a knockdown rebuild. Today, it is very common to have narrow blocks less than 12.5m in some of the new estates so many homes are being built very close to the boundaries.
Similarly, for a knockdown rebuild you will try to maximise your home in the available land which may mean getting as close as possible to your neighbour’s boundary.
Quite often it is necessary to access your neighbour’s property and the first conversation will set the tone for the relationship.
The biggest neighbour’s concern is always damage to property and the impact on their home. I need to win their trust and assure them that ANSA Homes takes full responsibility. We put preventative measures in place such as temporary fencing and make sure that everything is restored to their original condition.
We aim to keep you involved with our conversations with the neighbours but not involve you directly in these discussions with neighbours. After all, they are your neighbours and we need your relationship with them to start well.