BUILD A FENCE
There can be many reasons to get a fence.
To begin with, a fence frames your garden and creates protection against visibility and wind. Marking the boundaries of your plot also reduces the risk of others using it by mistake. Then the fence keeps toddlers and pets protected from nearby roads. Last but not least, the fences can be very nice. A classic white fence around the plot can lift your house to new heights!
Of course, there are other ways to create boundaries and get peace and quiet, but an advantage of fences is that they are relatively easy to maintain. If you plant a hedge, it will need to be cut and cared for regularly. Fences, on the other hand, usually do with minimal maintenance and only need to be repainted or repaired easily sometimes.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM PERMITTED TO BUILD A FENCE?
Is anyone then allowed to build a fence? Yes, an ordinary fence does not normally require a building permit. However, there are usually rules to take into account when it comes to planks and walls.
What, then, is the difference between a fence and a plank? The distinction is not always self-evident, but by plank is usually meant fences that are higher than normal fences. As a rule, the dividing line is usually drawn somewhere around 110 cm. It is worth remembering in this context that both small children and smaller dogs are usually effectively prevented by 100 cm high fences.
The material does not matter, but it is the construction and appearance that determines whether a fence is counted as a fence or a plank. In addition to the height, the density of the fence is sometimes also included in the equation. For example, a higher fence can be counted as a plank if it is denser than 50%. If a fence, on the other hand, consists more of air than of building material, it can be approved as a fence.
As you can see, there are some things to keep in mind. This is especially true if you plan to build a higher fence. Many municipalities have therefore developed a policy for fences, planks and walls. This policy is a guiding document used in assessing whether a building permit is required or not.
HOW TO BUILD A FENCE?
Some choose to build their fences themselves, using leftover material from previous constructions. A simple and practical alternative is otherwise to buy a complete kit for fences.
Regardless of how you choose to build, it is important that the fence is firmly attached to the ground. Frostbite, rain and climbing children expose the fence to great strain.