Planning A New fence
There are many fencing styles to choose from depending upon your needs and budget, the one we’ve pictured here is known as a Venetian Panel (It’s fairly easy to see why). This one is quite decorative and can be used for a feature wind break as well as for traditional fencing.
Visit your nearest fencing supplier to take a good look at what’s available. You’ll be spoilt for choice. If you plan to have your fence fitted for you, your installers will worry about exactly what is needed and quote accordingly. If you are planning to fit it yourself, then remember to budget for some of the tools and accessories you will need in addition to the fence panels. We’ll cover that next time.
The best time to start a garden job like this is early in the spring or late in the Autumn. The construction work can be very disruptive to nearby plants, and this will give them the best chance to recover.
Before you begin ordering your fence panels, make sure that you have checked the boundary line of your property with local plans and with your neighbour. In that way you won’t be erecting a fence across anybody else’s land inadvertently
If you are replacing an existing fence, you can only remove your own fence not a neighbour’s (obviously). If it is your fence, it will normally have the existing fence posts facing in to your property, but fencing erectors are not obliged to do that, so you should check with plans and neighbours again
As a rule, you are unlikely to need any planning permission, particularly if your fence is below 2 meters in height, but if in doubt, check with your local council planning office.