Yes, you can build a fence on either side of your garden next to your neighbour’s fence. If the fence is in your boundary then you are allowed to build a 2-metre high brick or wooden fence/wall!
A lot of homeowners do this because they are fed up of having to ask neighbours permission to paint or attach things thing to their fence.
There are many other reasons why people resort to building their own fences next to their neighbours:
- Nosey or over-talkative neighbours (5ft fence)
- Denied access to screw or paint neighbours fence
- Bad kept fence or brick wall (derelict)
- 5 feet fence and no privacy
- General privacy when in the garden!
What type of fence?
A wooden sturdy fence will suffice, it costs much less when compared to a brick wall. A panel and concrete kickers will last 20/30 years, but you might have to replace the wooden panels every 10 years.
- Make sure you can slide fence panel out for staining
- Concrete posts and concrete kickers
- Wooden fence panels
It’s a very easy process and a fence company will have your fence up within the day or two. You do not have to ask your neighbours because you a well within your rights to build a fence next to your neighbour’s fence.
Tips to build a fence next to another fence
If you are building aa fence next to our neighbour’s fence for whatever reason, then here are some tips to help it go as smoothly as possible.
- Leave enough room for posts and footings
- Stagger your fence posts so you are not digging up your neighbours
- Concrete posts are much stronger and will last a lot longer
- Kickers or plinths work great for flower beds and raised gardens
- Concrete plinths will not rot like a wooden fence
If you are doing the fence or you hire a fence company to put up the fence, be sure not to damage the neighbours because guaranteed they will be watching like a hawk! Apart from putting up a fence next to theirs, make sure there is nothing they can say when it comes to their fence stability ETC!