Sometimes areas of outstanding beauty, and other conservation areas sometimes require prior notification to the council informing them about a new fence that is going to be erected around a propertys boundary lines.
If you are living in a conservation area, then it is worth checking with your council whether you need to give prior notification to them, before a new fence erected around your property.
It is also a good idea to discuss your fencing ideas with your neighbours prior to any construction, this often alleviates any feelings that your neighbour was not consulted about your new fence, before it pops up in place in Cardiff.
If you are simply unsure as to whether you need to gain prior consent regarding your new fence, do call your local council, this is to see if planning permission is actually needed or not.
Why sometimes prior consent is needed before erecting a new fence
As this article depicts from the Daily Mail, it shows that sometimes erecting a fence is not as straightforward some people might first conceive.
Sometimes the council needs to be contacted in order for you to gain consent over erecting your fence in certain areas.
Why it’s a good idea anyway to inform your neighbours prior to fence construction
We always think it is a good idea at Kingsley Fencing to consult your neighbours, that’s prior to getting a fence erected in Cardiff or Penarth.
This is because when a fence is being erected sometimes both sides of the fence needs to be worked on. Therefore prior consent might be needed for fencing contractors to access the other sides property to help with the fences construction.
This is especially when holes need to be dug for the fence posts in awkward locations, such as if the fence is directly between two properties, and is in a confined space. So it always a good idea to get your neighbour on-side if possible, by informing them about your new fence.
Also it is worth checking with your neighbours whether they have any objections to your fencing plans, as this can help alleviate any problems that you may occur when erecting your fence during construction.
For example a neighbour may try and halt any work as they might feel unless they were properly consulted that they are now going to have less light for example, if the fence being erected is high in statue. So always inform your neighbor about your exact fencing plans in terms of height and wooden design.
Why if you are erecting a higher fence than that of the replacement fence, you should talk to your neighbours first
For example some high fences may block out light to the neighbors plants, and also to your neighbors property through conservatories for example, which you may not have factored in when considering your fence design.
By also discussing with your neighbors prior to erecting any fence this sometimes allows some neighbours to fork out and even sometimes contribute to the overall cost of installing the new fence because a fence often enhances both sides of the property. So by talking to your neighbor sometimes you may even half the cost of installing your fence in Cardiff!
Why an overly high wooden fence can sometimes cause anger with your neighbours
Often people seek their garden space to be private, and wish to have a large amount of privacy when enjoying their gardens in the summer and spring times, for example.
We have found in recent years that people are enjoying their gardens more than ever, also throughout the year also, by purchasing items such as Jacuzzis. This then means that some people try to a erect an overly large fence to block out their neighbors view.
This can sometimes cause tension and anger as neighbors do not want overly large fences obstructing their right to light.
So we always think it is polite and courteous that you do contact your neighbor prior to erecting a new fence in Cardiff, so as you discuss what type of fence your going to install, and the height it is going to be installed at, to see if there would be any objections moving forwards.
Why Hit and Miss fencing, is sometimes a great solution, to your fencing problems
We always recommend to our clients in the Cardiff areas, to think about installing a Hit and Miss fence. Sometimes certain fences have one good side and one rough side for example.
Some fences have the best side facing the person who purchases the fence, and the more rougher side facing the neighbor who didn’t purchase the fence.
If you are looking for a more well constructed fence, which gives the same appearance both sides, then why not talk to Kingsley Fencing contractors about receiving a Hit and Miss fence.