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Closeboard fence advice

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by jamesdean1986, 3 Jul 2014.

  1. jamesdean1986

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    I will be building a 25m closeboard fence, probably similar construction to the attached image except with metal posts.
    The boards will be 2.4m high and I will probable have a horizontal board along the bottom.
    I noticed they seem to come in two widths 125mm or 150mm. Is there much of a difference or is one more suitable than the other?
    Also is there anything other bits of advice as I have never built a fence before :)
     
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    You need Planning Permission for a fence over 1m high adjacent to a highway or over 2m elsewhere.
     
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    Did not know that. That's why i use this forum.
    there is a fence there already which is what im replacing. At its highest it is 2.1m so i will check with the council.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I looked on the PP site this morning and assuming I did it correctly, it stated a £175 fee. Seems a little steep for something i would consider a minor area of the PP process.

    Anyone got advice on the actual boards?
     
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    My personal experience is to use the 125mm boards,

    When putting them up, you have a 25mm overlap to "pin" the previous board in with, and this way, each board takes up 100mm of the fence, which makes it easier to calculate the number needed...

    21m = 210 boards, you may want to add in a few extra in case any come warped or with large knots in them that may fall out and leave a hole.

    there is no real difference though, other than the measurement...
     
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    Thanks.
    I thought as much but just wanted to check first.
    Had to quickly build a fence the weekend at my wifes salon due to a break in and used the 125mm boards. Does makes the maths much easier.
     
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