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    jiggerymart
    Building Regulations for Fence Height
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    • 12th Apr 08, 5:05 PM
    Building Regulations for Fence Height 12th Apr 08 at 5:05 PM
    I've just moved into a new build property with a private garden. The partition fence (feather edge/closeboard) height in the garden to the property to our right (also new build as part of same project) is only 90cm tall. The neighbouring property is built perpendicular to ours which means that their ground floor living room (with patio doors) and upstairs bedrooms have unrestricted views into our garden (unless I'm lying down or crawling on fours close to the fence!).

    Is there a building regulation that states that if a property is overlooking another then a fence must be a certain height?

    I'm going to get the fence height raised anyway as it is my boundary fence, but I have a one year build defects insurance with the construction company that built it. If they've just made it shorter to save costs but shouldn't have done, then they can foot the bill.

    Many thanks for any information.
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