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    • thermal2844
    • By thermal2844 15th Apr 18, 12:53 PM
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    What is this? (pic)
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:53 PM
    What is this? (pic) 15th Apr 18 at 12:53 PM
    The (hideous) thing to the right. Is there meant to be a fence on top of it or...?

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    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 15th Apr 18, 12:56 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:56 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:56 PM
    You'll have be more precise, I can't see a hideous thing, actually I think I see it now, is it a concrete boundary? That is a bit over the top unless the neighbours had a tank in the garden
    Last edited by maisie cat; 15-04-2018 at 12:58 PM. Reason: I see it now
    • thermal2844
    • By thermal2844 15th Apr 18, 12:57 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:57 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:57 PM
    The low wall? If you click on the pic you can see it larger, or should be able to.
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 15th Apr 18, 1:04 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:04 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:04 PM
    It looks like some kind of pre-cast concrete wall.

    Here it is on google maps satellite view: https://goo.gl/maps/QnaW1X71mFL2
    • Beenie
    • By Beenie 15th Apr 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:07 PM
    Is it a retaining wall (seen in areas where the soil is on clay and can move)?
    • Soot2006
    • By Soot2006 15th Apr 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:07 PM
    Hmmmm lovely ... Fill it with soil and grow some nice plants that will hang down to hide it ...
    • thermal2844
    • By thermal2844 15th Apr 18, 1:09 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:09 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:09 PM
    It looks like some kind of pre-cast concrete wall.

    Here it is on google maps satellite view: https://goo.gl/maps/QnaW1X71mFL2
    Originally posted by eddddy
    Oh nice one, is it possible to stick a wooden panel fence on top of it to make it taller? Sorry if that's a daft question, I know next to nothing about these things.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 15th Apr 18, 1:10 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:10 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:10 PM
    It's a concrete boundary divider.

    No, not meant to be a fence on top of it.

    If you are thinking of buying the property, and don't like it, find out who it belongs to.

    If your property, you could replace it.

    If the neighbour's property, you ask them to replace it - they might or might not.
    Last edited by G_M; 15-04-2018 at 6:50 PM.
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 15th Apr 18, 1:14 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:14 PM
    Oh nice one, is it possible to stick a wooden panel fence on top of it to make it taller? Sorry if that's a daft question, I know next to nothing about these things.
    Originally posted by thermal2844
    It depends who owns it.

    If it belongs to the neighbour, you can just put your own taller fence in front of it - which will hide the concrete wall, as well as provide extra height.

    (Although if the neighbour has kids, I guess they might climb onto the concrete wall to look over the top of your fence!)
    • leon103
    • By leon103 15th Apr 18, 1:35 PM
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    That's my wall. What about it?
    • Lysimache
    • By Lysimache 15th Apr 18, 1:55 PM
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    It looks like some kind of pre-cast concrete wall.

    Here it is on google maps satellite view: https://goo.gl/maps/QnaW1X71mFL2
    Originally posted by eddddy
    Out of interest, how did you find out its location so quickly?
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 15th Apr 18, 2:05 PM
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    If it's on your side of the boundary, paint the side a colour of your choice, fill the blocks with compost and grow strawberries - no bending to pick them!

    If it belongs to the neighbour, put a fence in front of it or plant evergreens to hide it.
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 15th Apr 18, 2:18 PM
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    Out of interest, how did you find out its location so quickly?
    Originally posted by Lysimache
    I guess the same way anyone can - using image search

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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 15th Apr 18, 2:33 PM
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    If it's on your side of the boundary, paint the side a colour of your choice, fill the blocks with compost and grow strawberries - no bending to pick them!
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    Looks as if it is positioned directly 50:50 on the boundary.

    Cue neighbour dispute over the ownership of strawberries near the middle!
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 15th Apr 18, 3:03 PM
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    Looks as if it is positioned directly 50:50 on the boundary.

    Cue neighbour dispute over the ownership of strawberries near the middle!
    Originally posted by Davesnave


    One neighbour could have blocks from 1 to halfway down; the other halfway down to the end.
    Last edited by Mojisola; 15-04-2018 at 3:45 PM.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 15th Apr 18, 3:26 PM
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    I would be more worried about the hoarder in the house on the corner. Their backgarden seems to have been turned into some sort of scrap yard.
    • kinger101
    • By kinger101 15th Apr 18, 3:42 PM
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    Hmmmm lovely ... Fill it with soil and grow some nice plants that will hang down to hide it ...
    Originally posted by Soot2006
    Err.....then the fence will rot away very quickly. Unless all the soil washes out with the first rain.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 15th Apr 18, 7:51 PM
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    On the plus side its unlikely to get damaged in a storm.
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    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 16th Apr 18, 11:08 AM
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    Err.....then the fence will rot away very quickly. Unless all the soil washes out with the first rain.
    Originally posted by kinger101
    Err...I think it's made of concrete.
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