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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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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Secure Boundary Walling

robber stuckSecure Boundary walls are real barriers, usually high walls or fences, which are designed to physically prevent anyone from climbing over them and gaining access to your property.   A large majority of these boundary fences and walls include some fence topping to prevent any intruder from accessing your property.  These walls usually include some form of injurious topping like razor wire or electric wiring.

We need to carefully assess what type of boundary fence would be best suited to our property.  We have experts who can sit and discuss your requirements and explain all the advantages and disadvantages of the different fencing types.   It will help you to decide which would be best forrobber you. 

If you live in a high crime area, you need to have a more open type of fence so that if someone intrudes they can be seen by neighbours and passers-by.  Even though open fences are not as private as we would like them to be, they have the benefit of allowing people to see if there are any problems.

Boundary fences serve only to keep honest people out,  Today criminals will do anything to climb over fences, so we should make sure what would be our best option and get a reputable company to design and install our fences, as they are more suited to erect fences correctly, and to your best advantage.

If your family and property is your number one priority, then contact us today to discuss your requirements, and advise and guide you to make the best possible security choice for you and your family.

Please contact us  today for a free quotation or more information.

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Merry Christmas

christmasWe would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients, family and friends a very happy, safe and Blessed Christmas.

Please never take your safety for granted.

It is always a good idea to take a walk on the outside of your property and inspect your boundary walls or fences for any signs of damage.

If someone has tried to tamper with your walls or fences, please get it rectified immediately to prevent anyone gaining access to your property. It is best to get an professional company like Country Wide Walling to assess the damage and repair it immediately.

In the times we are living in, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

If you would like to discuss your requirements for a safe and aesthetically pleasing boundary wall or fence, please do not hesitate to contact us, or request a free quotation.

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Festivities

wall extensionsWith the festive season upon us, and crime increasing constantly, now is the time to make doubly sure that our families and properties are safe and secure from any prowlers.

If your wall or fence is inadequate please do not hesitate to give Country Wide Walling a call to see what can be done to rectify any shortcomings.

Country Wide Walling are experts in the walling, fencing and steel gate industry, and will gladly assist you or give you a free quotation.

If you need a new fence or gate, or your fence is too low, then it can be raised successfully, thus making it harder for anyone to gain access.

There are many things we can do to upgrade our security and keep our family and property safe during the festive season, as well as all year round.

Make sure there are no overhanging tree branches which will assist anyone to gain access to your property.

If you have a new or expensive car, don’t leave it in the driveway. Park in the garage and make sure it is locked.

Plant thorny plants anywhere that someone can try and gain access to make it highly unpleasant and painful for them.

Make sure there are no bushes or trees that offer a hiding place for anyone should they gain access to your property.

Plenty of outside lights will also be off-putting. Have cameras installed and a security company on call. All we can do to keep our family and property safe is of utmost importance.

thorny plant cactiYou can raise a wall or fence with electric fencing which will give a nasty shock to an intruder, plus the thorny bushes will make your property highly unattractive to anyone wishing to intrude uninvited.

Make sure the rails of your sliding gate are always clean and debris free to ensure that there is nothing to prevent them closing, and opening again, thus giving easy access to anyone wanting to enter.

Make the decision today to see that your family and property are very well protected. It is a very wise decision.

Have the peace of mind to enjoy the festive season without the worry and stress of keeping your family and property safe.

Whether you need a new fence, or gate, or would like to raise your existing fence or wall, or would like a free quotation, contact us today and we will gladly assist you.

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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.

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East Rand, Gauteng,
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