Renovating with significant trees

Has anyone had experience renovating with significant trees nearby?

Our neighbours have 3 gigantic trees on the fenceline (10-15m high) and we have just had an arborist report with recommendations including that demolition/excavation be hand dug under supervision of an arborist and that we fence off/and use protective covering within the tree protection zone of 8.4m (taking up over half of our backyard). We also will need to utilise root sensitive techniques with regards to what subfloor we use... not sure if this will be slab or stumps yet.

Have others had similar recommendations and what was your experience?? Just working out the feasibility and logistics of how this will work.

Awaiting to hear back from my building designer with his thoughts but curious to hear from others...

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