I live in a building converted from an old red-brick school, which has double-height rooms which were classrooms, with large windows (1m wide x 3m high) which go down to floor level.
I'm on the 2nd floor, so there is the 1st floor, and ground floor below. The ground floor flats have gardens which are not next to any street.
My immediate neighbour has suggested we have a 2m balcony built along the length of our apartments. Aside from getting planning permission, I'm concerned that we wouldn't be able to get access to build scaffolding (or move materials in) from the ground floor owners.
Would it possible for the building work to be conducted from our apartments, e.g. by opening up the windows and running a platform out? Is this a 'done thing'?