boundary wall

boundary wall

Postby jerry1 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:24 pm

Hi There,

I have recently purchased a house on a council estate, my house is a end terrace and on bend in the road with a yield sign towards the front of the house as the front door is at the side of the house and is 2 to 3ft from the boundary wall and public foot path and as the wall is below waist height i find privacy a problem i would like to raise the height to prevent people sitting out side my door could any body give me an idea of
1. Height restrictions
2. Do i have to apply for Planning Permission
3. Where do i stand legally with the council

Thanks
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Re: boundary wall

Postby henno » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:57 am

you can build a 2.0 m high wall / fence to the side of your property without permission, however, make sure this new wall / fence is on your own land...
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Re: boundary wall

Postby jerry1 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:42 pm

Thanks for the advice henno
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Re: boundary wall

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:42 pm

jerry1 wrote:Hi There,

I have recently purchased a house on a council estate, my house is a end terrace and on bend in the road with a yield sign towards the front of the house as the front door is at the side of the house and is 2 to 3ft from the boundary wall and public foot path and as the wall is below waist height i find privacy a problem i would like to raise the height to prevent people sitting out side my door could any body give me an idea of
1. Height restrictions
2. Do i have to apply for Planning Permission
3. Where do i stand legally with the council

Thanks


did you ever think of planting a hedge?
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Re: boundary wall

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:17 am

that's actually a good suggestion - something prickly that would discourage sitting on the wall in front of it
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Re: boundary wall

Postby jerry1 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:18 am

A hedge i think would be the most pleasing to the eye but the only thing is a hedge needs time to grow and i dont think that will stop them sitting on the wall outside my front door at all hours of the morning.
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Re: boundary wall

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:35 am

ring around a few nurserys - you may be able to get relatively mature hedging plants

or investigate putting a railing along the wall
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Re: boundary wall

Postby Peter Fitz » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:56 pm

If you are thinking of a hedge, don't be tempted to go for leylandia - its a quick fix that you and your neighbours will pay for in the end.

A double row of beech would be my preferred choice, though there's no getting around the fact that it takes time.

Laurel would be a reasonable compromise, mature plants are widely available - its possible to create an instant hedge (almost) if you want to spend the money. Its fast growing either way & will establish quickly.
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Re: boundary wall

Postby Pot Noodle » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:43 pm

Paint PC 99 on your wall they wont want come back after that
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Re: boundary wall

Postby jerry1 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:03 am

thanks everyone for your advice :)
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