Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:56 AM
Does anyone know what the regulations are in Vic governing their use?
We live on a hill and the neighbours who live over the back and slightly below us have a wood fired oven built into their pergola.
They have a chimney but it exits right at our house level as they are below us on the hill.
When we first moved in, we didn't think too much of it, as they only used it very occasionally, but lately they have been using it both days on the weekends. I can't hang any washing out, I can't let DS go outside for long as I am concerned that the smoke is no good for him, and no kidding it was so bad the other week, that a neighbour across the road from us rang the CFA because he thought our house was on fire.
If it was the odd occasion I would just suck it up, but as a family we are being badly impacted on being able to enjoy our own property. All doors and windows have to be shut tight or the house ends up stinking, and honestly the smell is just awful most days in our garden.
I have tried looking up the regulations, but can't find anything. I rang the EPA just to ask and they fobbed me off.
We will go and speak with the neighbours to try to reconcile this is a decent manner, but want to know what our rights are first before we go, so they can't fob us off.
Of they raised their chimney a couple of meters it would avoid this problem.