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  1. Hi, I now have a design for the screen structure (see image below) that I want to build in the corner of the garden. I've been trying to find the planning rules for this type of structure but cannot find any. Can someone point me in the right direction please? I have found lots of different bits of info regarding max height etc but nothing definitive from planning portal website. If someone could provide a link to the definitive info that would be great. Many thanks, Ed
  2. I'm looking for advice / opinions / ideas / inspiration before I finalise a few changes ahead of building warrant completion (Scottish Regs). This is a refurb project and the pitched garage roof had to be replaced and have done so with flat roof (warrant drawings had a pitched roof / upper bike store now not needed). We will probably add a sedum roof to this at some point soon (and it has been designed with that in mind). Because the roof is readily accessible from the garden I will have to guard the drop but don't want to put rails on the outer edge of the garage (and if I do they will need to be fully regs compliant to protect immediate drop). If I fence off that bit around the inside edge of the new roof (from boarded fence round to tree stump) to make it not readily accessible is that likely to be enough? I'm thinking something fairly unobtrusive in terms of 900 high plain vertical metal railings or mesh or strained wire. The question is really if that would need to be treated as guarding the drop so 1100 high etc or if the basic fencing-off prevents access concerns and any need for full guardrail. Pics posted below as this only makes sense if you see it.
  3. We have some land to the right hand side of our property, which is our boundary, total length is approx 24 metres. We would like to install 6 ft close board fence panels from a safety and security perspective and will give us more garden space However adjacent to the land is a footpath I found this online with regards to the regulations "No planning permission is required for a wall or fence that is under 2m in height. However, if that wall or fence is adjacent to a highway (including a footpath) then the height of a wall or fence cannot exceed 1m without planning permission" However i am not sure what 'highway' exactly refers to, is it the pavement, road or footpath? Or all? Can i install a 2m fence without planning permission? Pics attached highlighting the area where we wish to erect a fence etc https://ibb.co/xX6GdPt https://ibb.co/WkQMxFR https://ibb.co/wwZPGx8 https://ibb.co/5FKBTf0 https://ibb.co/1LnDK5n https://ibb.co/93XRyZ7
  4. Hi, has anyone seen / used composite fence panels? Any feedback or thoughts? we have a 10 fence panel fence to replace. It’s alongside a public footpath. We are looking for something durable and low maintenance would be great. And something in keeping with a modern looking house. Saw composite ones on the internet and wondered what they are like?
  5. Hi everyone i can see a few topics on fences, but need some advice before contacting local council and having to pay fees for something I might not need to. we purchased a property a few months ago and have a jungle in the back! 2 questions if anyone could help? we are replacing fencing down one side of the house that splits the back garden between us and the neighbours. It’s shared ownership on the dead’s but they won’t pay for fencing but happy for us to do this. Do we need to have the good side facing them if it’s shared responsibility and they don’t want to pay for it? From reading I don’t think we have to have the ‘good’ side facing them if the above applies. what I can’t find anything on: we have a very over grown back of the garden that backs onto a public footpath and road. We intend to clear the jungle but it leaves us exposed at the back of the house. The back boundary is cordoned off all along the back of all the houses by a waist height council fence. Then there is the a footpath and main road. Once it’s all removed we want to place a fence here no more than 2m as per guidance. This would be on our ‘land’ boundary. Are we okay to do this? The whole row of houses have either fences or mostly trees that provide the privacy. thank you so much for any help!
  6. Hello Everyone! I am in the process of renovating my balcony. I live in a row of 4 terraced houses all houses with matching balconies. The problem I have is that there is a real lack of privacy, we only have a small partition between us and If anyone of us are on the balcony it is impossible to relax. I have tried speaking to the neighbours to fix the issue but they are reluctant to cooperate as they don’t like change. Their main concern is the view being effected even though the view is across our balcony. My question to everyone is how high of a partition can I legally erect without permission? I know at ground level the height is 2m but as it’s up on a balcony I can’t find any information. it’s something we’d really like to sort as we feel uncomfortable sitting out there. any help would be amazing and greatly appreciated :)
  7. In this thread: I mentioned a problem that has just arisen, because the neighbour over the other side of the lane from us has cut down a 30ft high Leylandii hedge, removing a great deal of privacy from the front of our house. At first, I was concerned with the problem of our windows at the front being directly opposite their bedroom windows, but now that the whole hedge is down, it's clear that our garden as well as the front of the house is now overlooked, and we will need to put some form of privacy screen or fence in place. We were planning to fit a low fence along the edge of the lawn, on top of the wall shown in this photo: However, the very tall hedge (at the extreme right in the above photo) has now been cut down so that it is at the level of the roof of my car, and the whole first floor of the house that is behind that hedge now looks directly at our house and garden. As I mentioned in the other thread, we have two fences already, the 800mm high post and rail fence that runs alongside the path at the right side of the drive in the above photo, plus another 1.2m high post and rail fence at the boundary, which is about 1.5m below the drive and between 1.5m and 2.5m away from the fence that is visible above. My question is really about planning law, and what constitutes a fence. We are in an AONB, so even a 2m fence, that would normally be OK as PD, would require planning permission. To provide any privacy at all, given the relative levels, would need a fence that's around 2.5m high, if it were placed along the line of the visible fence in the photo. Eventually, the hedging plants that we've planted behind the lower fence (a mic of hawthorn, blackthorn, field maple, hazel and wild rose) will grow to a height to provide some screening, but that will take several years. I've been working through several ideas, and have read on a few sites that something like a trellis is deemed to be "decorative", rather than a fence, as such. One option that may work for us is to bolt some tall posts to the existing fence posts and then fit a tall trellis of screen above the post and rail fence. If the screen were fixed to the outer face of the posts, that nearest the lane, I could put some decent soil/compost behind the retaining timber at the base of the fence, and plant some climbers up the trellis/screen, probably to a height of around 2.5m above the drive level. I think this could look more attractive than a plain fence, but my real concern is whether such a plant support would need planning permission. Our neighbour to the East (behind the house in the above photo) has a vegetable garden adjacent to the lane, and that has a fruit cage, plus bean sticks etc, that are taller than the 2m allowed for a fence, so I'm guessing that a plant support screen might be considered in the same way under planning rules. Unfortunately, I can't ask the planners without paying them £90, as they no longer speak to the public, so I'm hoping that the collective knowledge here may know the answer!
  8. Hi all, Hope you having a good Crimbo ...so far! I have started thinking about my fence ....I am clearing the site and will be getting a mini-digger in just to smooth it about and also dig the soakaway and other BIG holes! But now all the trees are bare it is really exposed to the road and the wife has asked me how much it will cost to do ...I am dreading all those bloody holes ...but there you go . currently it is a mixture of council Post and rail ...along road side about 200 foot of it ....which i wont be moving just erecting within it. The remainder of the side is mostly facing my inlaws and the back of the neighbours gardens and is composed of mainly rotting waney lap panels and in some cases ...no fence at all , i have had to chicken wire it to keep the dog in So the plan is to erect a closeboard fence on post and rail to match the 30 foot that was erected by a neighbour 2 years ago and is good looking and solid I have only ever done Concrete and Panel ...so I am hoping I got my calcs right...its about 350 foot all around excluding gate and good bit and i was told Post and rail is normally 10 foot spans ..So i come up with (the attached) To match the good fence there it needs to be 7 foot ..SO I have allowed for this...Down here I have noticed Southerners refer to "gravel boards" While us up north call them "base panels" ...I am sure they are the same I plan top treat the 2 foot of the post in he ground with roofing bitumen to over ground level and also drive several 6" nail into it before concrete (I used to see my old dad do this ...and his fences seemed to stand forever ...so I will copy it!) Wherever i look to buy the wood seems to suggest the following 1. Feather boards (shaped like a wedge) .....but the good ones in place are 10x1 cm planks (lapping 1cm) ...so should i not copy them ? 2. Also the rails I am quoted seem to be cut diagonally ..I have never seen this ...I would normally "presume" they were 4x2 ..stronger? 3. Some timber place told me I would need to put a rebated capping along the top ...presumable to help water drip off ...the current solid fence doesn't have this...its more money again ....but is it worth it ? Any advice of clarification from anyone that knows better is appreciated
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