Be aware of the law
Planning regulations determine the maximum height of a fence depending on where it is relative to the house, neighbours, public footpaths etc. the most common fence height is six foot (1.8m), using either a six-foot panel or a five-foot panel mounted on a gravel board which stops it coming in contact with the ground and rotting at the base. to ensure your fence will meet planning regulations, consult your local council website. Generally, you won’t need planning permission to build a wall/fence more than two metres high or one metre where it adjoins a road or footpath. on an estate where gardens are open-plan or shared surfaces, there may be restrictions on making changes. consult your area planning office to see if this is the case.