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    • aftabn10
    • By aftabn10 14th Apr 18, 9:04 AM
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    Rendered Wall Height in Patio
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    • 14th Apr 18, 9:04 AM
    Rendered Wall Height in Patio 14th Apr 18 at 9:04 AM
    Hi, I am looking to get some advice in regards to some building work that I am getting done.

    I am currently getting a new extension built with a new kitchen and dining area (30sqm) and at the back of this I will have a patio area which is 7m wide and 3.7m long.

    On the right hand side of the patio will be 3/4 steps to take you to a flat garden. The height of the patio to the garden level is 1.6m high.

    The builder has now asked me as to high I want the wall in the patio area from the floor level and I mentioned that 0.5m should be fine.

    I am now having doubts if the height is sufficient enough as I do have young kids and just concious in regards to that.

    Would appreciate it if anyone could advise as to what i should do.

    Thanks in advance
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 14th Apr 18, 10:20 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:20 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:20 AM
    The higher the wall, the less safe it is. 50cm is fine, really. What's the other option?

    I can't quite grasp what you're saying. The ground level of the patio is 1.6m lower than the garden?

    Rendering isn't the most practical option for a garden wall. Bricks are more forgiving when movement occurs or the wall doesn't get much sunlight so close to the house and goes green.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 14th Apr 18, 11:26 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 11:26 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 11:26 AM
    Half a metre is just right for sitting on. Bare bricks are better, rendered garden walls never last.
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 14th Apr 18, 12:33 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 12:33 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 12:33 PM
    What is on the other side of the wall? It seems a bit low (0.5 m) as it could easily tumble little ones over it if they were moving towards it without looking.
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