Birmingham NHS worker blasts 'bizarre' extension on neighbour's home

An investigation has been launched into an extension that has left a property just inches away from a neighbouring home.

NHS worker Stuart Smith can no longer access the side of his house in Kings Norton, Birmingham, after a 'bizarre' extension of the property next door left only eight inches between the two homes.

The new guttering of his neighbour's home is actually touching Mr Smith's. The 42-year-old claims that the extension did not follow plans.

He alleged that builders were not able to properly fit the roof of his neighbours home, so instead built a wall beneath the roof, Birmingham Live reported. 

Mr Smith told the outlet that the 'overlapping' guttering has left him worried about drainage and damp seeping into his property. 

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An investigation has been launched into an extension that has left a property just inches away from a neighbouring home. NHS worker Stuart Smith can no longer access the side of his house in Kings Norton, Birmingham, after a 'bizarre' extension of the property next door left only eight inches between the two homes

An investigation has been launched into an extension that has left a property just inches away from a neighbouring home. NHS worker Stuart Smith can no longer access the side of his house in Kings Norton, Birmingham, after a 'bizarre' extension of the property next door left only eight inches between the two homes

The new guttering of his neighbour's home is actually touching Mr Smith's, meaning he may have problems maintaining his own guttering

The new guttering of his neighbour's home is actually touching Mr Smith's, meaning he may have problems maintaining his own guttering

The extension, which was intended to add two bedrooms to the previously three-bed home, is now under investigation by Birmingham City Council.

Mr Smith said his neighbours sought planning permission in 2018 for a two storey extension at the front of their home and one storey at the back.

The extension has doubled the size of the property, which now has a bigger kitchen, garage and utility room as well as the additional bedrooms and a loft conversion. 

The Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust IT worker, said construction began at the end of January 2021.

But it was not until March that Mr Smith and his wife Sallyanne, a nursery teacher, could see how close the top of the building was to their own home.

Mr Smith told Birmingham Live that he had raised concerns with the neighbour, who said they would 'sort it out,' but the problem was never resolved by the builders

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Mr Smith told Birmingham Live that he had raised concerns with the neighbour, who said they would 'sort it out,' but the

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