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Functional fences


Fences, screens and walls are fundamental aspects of landscape design and construction, defining borders, creating spaces and providing various degrees of privacy and protection from the elements – here are some tips you can offer your clients to overcome any fencing hurdles


If a fence is to be built on a common boundary, both neighbours are obliged to each contribute an amount equivalent to at least half the cost of a standard ‘reasonably satisfactory’ fence. The proportion of the costs can only be claimed from a neighbour if prior written notice is given that a fence is going to be built and the neighbour is advised of the cost of the proposed fence.

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