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CoffeeDrinker
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extending privacy

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I have a four foot fence picket around the front garden. What can i use to extend privacy to 6 feet. Thought of trees but they will take a while to get there and some are already higher than that. If I used mesh, what would be stylish to attach it to?
w3526602
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Re: extending privacy

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Hi,

There is a maximum height for a fence/wall close to the road. I think you have already exceeded it. But if its been there a long time, there is little anybody can do about it ..... apart from stopping you making it higher.

I think.

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CoffeeDrinker
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I have not exceeded the maximum height :o and i do not want to make it higher but put something behind it such as trees which are not subject to height control
Geometer
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Re: extending privacy

Post by Geometer »

The maximum permitted height for a fence adjacent to a highway is 1 metre = 3.28 ft. At 4ft you have exceeded that, but you seem to have got away with it, so good for you. You cannot increase that height with any sort of structure attached to the fence, "mesh" (do you mean trellis?) or otherwise.

Your best option is probably to plant a Privet hedge inside the fence - fast growing, evergreen, tough as old boots. You can grow that to 6ft or more if you want.
CoffeeDrinker
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look i am in ireland and have had it confirmed in writing from the local authority that i am not breaking the law and do not need pp
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Since this site is gardenlaw.co.uk ....................are you in Ireland or EIRE because i doubt the rules in northern ireland are different to the mainland
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despair wrote:Since this site is gardenlaw.co.uk ....................are you in Ireland or EIRE because i doubt the rules in northern ireland are different to the mainland
Well the lady who owns the house to the back of me is Irish and she cut down the trees between the two properties, even those that don't belong to her, so yes, I think the rules in Ireland are different!
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despair wrote:Since this site is gardenlaw.co.uk ....................are you in Ireland or EIRE because i doubt the rules in northern ireland are different to the mainland
Yes EIRE. And i have permission and have not broke law
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kwhite wrote:
despair wrote:Since this site is gardenlaw.co.uk ....................are you in Ireland or EIRE because i doubt the rules in northern ireland are different to the mainland
Well the lady who owns the house to the back of me is Irish and she cut down the trees between the two properties, even those that don't belong to her, so yes, I think the rules in Ireland are different!
she sounds like some ignorant people i know
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Post by despair »

Near a road or pavement you can only have a 1 metre high fence or wall and that inc;ludes trellis or mesh

You can however stupid it is have shrubs or trees to dizzy heights
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Post by Geometer »

CoffeeDrinker wrote: Yes EIRE. And i have permission and have not broke law
Fair enough.
Privet.
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