thank you AJ. the answer is definitely no, the unrendered part of the wall was revealed when the path was dug out. it was a sloping path from the road to level of 10ft or more at the rear of his property wall. he is making a flat surface, level with the road and steps up to the top at the extreme end. the area of the path was below ground level and when our house was converted from a commercial property 33 years ago the renovators will have rendered to the level of the existing path - now of course below the level of the previous path has been exposed.
yes, to the same degree, as ours.
No I don't have the cost of repair, but your response has given us the courage to stand our ground.
With regards ***** ***** in of his steps, I am concerned about penetration of our tanking, although our walls are thick. I think I should get the advice of a builder before letting him loose with a drill! Do you agree?
Do you want me to advise you of the end result? It could take some time, as he is very slow!