Monitoring Survey In New Romney, Kent
Monitoring a neighbouring flank wall adjacent to a new-build property in New Romney , Kent.
Article By: Tom Ayre | Last Update: July 2022
AK Party Wall Consultants
Surveys: Weekly (6 months)
New Romney, Kent, UK
Tom Ayre & Scott Watts
This project was quite unique for THS Concepts and the first time we had ventured into this part of Kent. Usually we are working on projects in and around London! New Romney is located on the coast, South West of Folkestone.
The town is quite interesting, the older part used to be on the coast until the harbour silted up. The church had a mooring ring for boats to moor to, it is now located over 1 mile from the sea. Read more about New Romney here.
THS Concepts were tasked with setting up a monitoring survey scheme to check the neighbouring flank wall. The new property was to make use of the existing space on the plot, which involved building only 800 mm from the neighbouring flank wall.
The project went very well. The first stage of a monitoring survey is to set up a reliable survey control network that we can reference back to on each visit. This was installed on local lamp posts and nails driven into pavements. The next step was to place the monitoring targets on the existing flank wall. In this instance, we installed 5 reflective targets using adhesive.
Overall, the monitoring survey went very well. THS Concepts provided detailed movement reports after each visit. This involved producing a number of tables and graphs which explained and demonstrated to the client the lack of movement throughout the project.
We are hoping to obtain photos of the final build once it has all been completed!