Description of work
This was a straight forward boundary fence replacement that was slightly complicated by the problems associated with overlooking from a neighbouring garden. The existing fence was supporting an abundance of tall climbers which were providing screening and would expose the client’s garden once removed. The solution was to create a gap behind a small section of the fence and plant tall shrubs which would then act as a screen.
The existing fence was dismantled and removed from site allowing us to set about replacing it with a new Charlton timber feather-edge fence with capping. Immediately it was clear we would need to ensure the garden was as private as possible but we didn’t want to plant large trees which would encroach too much on the garden space. We decided to construct a raised bed on the inside of the fence which would allow us to be able to plant a 1.8m high Cherry Laurel and as we had lifted the soil level with the bed it meant the trees were high enough to get light and water and still give a natural screen.
Whilst the boundary fence replacement was fairly straight forward, we had concerns about how to ensure the garden remained private. Incorporating a hidden raised bed with trees enabled us to give the client exactly what they wanted without any compromise.
- Client: Bitton, Bristol
- Date: June 2018
- Categories: Fencing