Ownership Of Boundary Walls and Fences

property wall designWe cannot stress enough, the importance of safe, well-built boundary walls. The safety of your property and family is your no.1 priority. Make sure that you do everything correctly, so as to avoid having the expense of tearing the wall down, and having to have it rebuilt.

When neighbours agree to share the costs of boundary walls and fences, the ownership of the walls and fences are then shared.

Even though you own your side of the wall or fence, and your neighbour the other side, neither one of you may do anything to the wall, e.g. lower or raise it, or break it down, without the permission of the joint owner.

Should the wall be damaged in any way, both owners must share the repair costs.

If the wall exists when you move onto the property, and ownership is not known, then it is presumed that the wall is jointly owned by both neighbours.

facebrick and steel insertsThe National Building Regulations state that walls or fences up to a maximum height of 1.8m are regarded as minor building work, and therefore do not require building plans.

Any wall or fence higher than 1.8m, and a maximum of 2.1m will require building plans.

If both sides make an effort to keep boundary walls in good condition, then it is a huge asset to property owners, and not a drain on their finances. Regular checks to see whether anyone has tried to tamper with the walls, is a wise action.

Having deep foundations, around 1.5m, is a very wise option, as it prevents anyone trying to dig under the walls to gain access to your property.

Always check the rules and regulations with your local municipality before you erect any boundary walls or fences.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, have any questions, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Concrete Palisade Fencing for Security

stormWith our harsh climate and high crime rate in South Africa, Concrete Palisade Fencing has become the material of choice, as it can not only withstand harsh weather and wear and tear, it also has the benefit of being see-through, meaning that nobody can sneak up to your property unseen.

Another benefit is that Concrete Palisades have no scrap value, unlike metal, which can be stolen and sold as scrap.

Concrete Palisade fencing marks the boundaries of your property in a neat and aesthetically pleasing way, at the same time screening your home and garden, thus providing security and maintaining your privacy.

little kids running street 21063594We all know that small children and pets love to wander, and we need to keep them safe, and prevent them from wandering out of your yard into the streets, and into danger from traffic.

We would all love to have high, solid walls around our properties to ensure our privacy, but the drawback is that it also provides privacy to intruders, as, once they have found a way in, they cannot be seen from the outside by anyone passing by, or even security on patrol.

Because our products use integral colour, your palisade fence will stay looking beautiful for years to come. Permanent colour can be added during the manufacturing process, which means your palisade will remain beautiful for many years.

At Country Wide Walling we take pride in our workmanship, and endeavour to exceed our clients expectations.

Contact us at Country Wide Walling today to discuss your requirements, or to request a free quotation

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Boundary Wall Elements

damaged by dampThere are many things we need to take into account when we decide to erect a boundary wall for security for our property and family. A well-built wall is a huge asset, and deterrent to would be criminals, and is our first line of defence.

The most important elements to consider when installing a new boundary wall are:

1. The Design
2. Foundations
3. Whether it is also a retaining wall
4. Adequate expansion joints
5. Drainage
6. Damp

As boundary walls are normally “free-standing”, and not part of a structure, e.g. a house, where the connected walls are self-bracing, the boundary walls are normally built without damp proof, to improve the bond between the foundation and the free-standing wall.

This often results in rising damp seen low down on plastered and painted boundary walls.

above soil levelIf you use harder, high density bricks for the lower courses, up to 150 mm above ground level, and keep the plaster above the soil, it will help prevent the damp from easily penetrating.

The water absorption of the bricks should not be more than 7%.

Concrete Palisade is a very good option to use where excess water is a problem, as it does not rust as steel would, and would also allow the water through and not keep it building up as a solid wall would do.

Keeping the plaster above the soil level will prevent it acting as a wick and drawing the water up into the upper wall. A good, solid foundation, at least 1.5 meters deep will add to the strength and stability of your wall.

To discuss your options and requirements, or to request a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Our consultants will gladly assist you.

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Boundary Protection

electric fencing toppingAlthough boundary walls and fences are mainly erected for security purposes, to keep criminals from entering your property, if you have a good quality and professionally erected fence or wall, it will also give a pleasing aesthetic look to your property.

Aesthetically pleasing boundary walls or fences not only add to the value of your property, they also add to the character of the neighbourhood. You must always remember that boundary walls and fences that front onto public streets are highly visible, and therefore you need to make sure that it is not only a security feature, but is also aesthetically appealing.

shadow of person climbing fenceMany homeowners are tending to install extra security on top of boundary walls and fences, as the crime rate is high, and criminals need to be kept out.

Electric fencing, razor wire, barbed wire and spikes are all utilized for this purpose, and are very off-putting to would-be intruders.

Always check which of these are permitted in the area in which you live, as different areas have different rules.

Always keep the area close to the walls tree free, so as not to give anyone easy access to your property via an overhanging tree branch.

Make sure the foundations to your wall are deep so that nobody can dig under them, and do regular checks to see if anyone has tried tampering with your walls.

To avoid any unpleasantness, contact your local authority about what is permissible when you put up a boundary wall or fence.

Your property and family are important to you, so make the best decision of your life today, and contact us at Country Wide Walling, for more information, or a free quotation.

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Boundary Walls are Important

house without border fenceIf you are the proud owner of your own property or business, then you should bear in mind that it is very important to erect a good, quality boundary fence, to protect it from unwanted visitors, and to keep your children and animals safe from wandering out into traffic.

There are various designs and options from which you can choose. Boundary walls are not unsightly, and choosing your own, unique design will be both aesthetically pleasing, as well as protecting your family, business or home.

You are free to choose from a variety of options available to you, and receive the best quality available.

Here at Country Wide Walling, our aim is to go above and beyond what a client is expecting, and give them the best service and walling possible.

security fenceYou have to bear in mind, also, that there are restrictions as to height of walling. If you do not adhere to the rules, you could be fined and forced to break down the walls, and lose all the money you invested. Do it right the first time. Our consultants are fully trained and will assist you, and guide you into making the correct choices that will suite your individual requirements.

Whether you choose steel palisades, or concrete for your boundary walls, Country Wide Walling can assist you, and you can rest assured that you will have the best protection available.

If you have no boundary fencing, you should most definitely be thinking about having one installed, not just for the aesthetic appeal, but for the safety and security of your property and family.

Boundary walls need to be properly installed, to add to your safety. You do not want a slap dash installation, which could collapse and cause serious injury or even death to a loved one.

Take the time today, contact us at Country Wide Walling and discuss with our consultants what you would like to have installed, or get a free quotation.

Your family depend on you for their safety.

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Best Service Ever

We had our Concrete Palisade Fencing Erected by Country Wide Walling in July 2015. Although our fence was only 235m long, we were still treated as if we were one of their top clients. Service, efficiency and cleanliness were a priority for me, and Country Wide Walling delivered in all these aspects. If you want the best concrete palisade fencing company in the industry, then Country Wide Walling is the right fencing company for your walling projects.

WE OFFER YOU:
Direct from factory
2 years guarantee
Our own contractors
Free quotes
Prompt services
Clean site on completion
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TEL: 011 743-2222
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ADDRESS: 7th Street,
Witpoort Estate,
Brakpan, Plot 222,
East Rand, Gauteng,
1540