Replacing fence on top of garden wall

15 Jan 2007
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The dividing fence between us and our neighbours has finally succumbed to the wind and we have decided to share the cost of the replacement.

The current fence was put up by the previous neighbour about 15 years ago with timber posts which ( I think) are bolted to the wall - wall is 9" brick about 1 metre high.

We would be looking at a 1 Metre high fence to go on top of the wall but are unsure of the best way to achieve this ( wooden or concrete posts , close board or panels). Currently the posts are on the neighbours side of the wall and the panels are attached from our side.

We are looking at a run of about 16 metres x1 metre atop of the wall. We will probably get this carried out by a contractor but wondered roughly what sort of cost we are looking at.

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If you bolt the posts to the wall you risk them pulling the wall over. The correct way to do it it to have them a centimeter or so clear of the wall. This is often a pain as you run into the footing of the wall but you must break it out where needed to get enough depth of your post hole for the concrete to hold the post securely.
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Thanks for the reply and the suggestion but in all honesty I could foresee that the next strong wind would bring down the fence along with a couple of courses of bricks from the wall.
I would suggest a 'hit and miss' panel, fixed to the top of the wall. Any solid panel is going to get battered. Solid panels will also create turbulence on the leeside.
I'm assuming the wall is double skin and not falling apart....

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