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Extending the height of our garden wall
I currently have a brick wall running from the rear of my property between our garden and the neighbours. The wall is 2 foot high and 13” thick and about 16 foot long, this currently has a 6 foot fence along the top of the wall.
I want to remove the fence and extend the wall up to the height of the original fence. The wall will be double skinned with metal ties to tie the wall together and one end will be tied into the back of the garage wall.
Would this be acceptable?
Our garden is 2 feet higher than our neighbours so the wall from our side will be 6 foot high but obviously higher on the neighbour’s side
We live in Essex
The key thing is to first check exactly on whose land the wall and fence lies. Get a copy of your property's land registry plan and measure where the dividing line is. If the existing wall is on your land, then the total height can't go over 2m. This includes any wall, fencing and trellis. If the existing wall is on your neighbour's land then the total 2m height will have to be measured from their ground level (this is all to do with planning permission).
An alternative would be to remove the whole thing and re-build just within your boundary up to the 2m height.
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Answered 25th Apr 2013