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    Which side of fence?


    Is it true that the smooth half of any fencing put up by my neighbour must face towards my property?

    Asked by Kamil on 8th Dec 2020
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    GLM Services

    "There is no law in the U.K that states which side of the fence should face yours or your neighbour's property.

    The smooth side facing outwards onto the street would give a better appearance overall but if bordering properties and the fence is your neighbour's responsibility then they can face it whatever way they prefer, if it’s a shared fence ie on the boundary line then you would have to come to an agreement."

    Answered on 8th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    M.R Property and Garden services

    "There aren’t any laws that state either way, however, you would need to check the deeds to she who is responsible for that boundary and also who is paying is a consideration to bare in mind,

    But no I’m sure there isn’t any rule."

    Answered on 8th Dec 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Oakley construction and surfacing LTD

    "Yes, you should always see the nice side of the fence to the right hand side of your property"

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2021 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
    Kernal Fencing Solutions ltd

    "Generally out of courtesy the neighbour would give you the smooth side. It also has other benefits for your neighbour. For instance, many of our paying customer's prefer the (rough) side as it shows the work that has gone into it. As the paying customer, it also makes it a little bit harder for any unwanted guests (burglars) to climb into their garden, using the arris rails as a kind of ladder. I hope this helps."

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Dream landscapes

    "Not a law normally people say the left but most neighbours are happy to help just talk to come to an agreement"

    Answered on 28th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    C & M property maintenance and gardening sevices

    "It is standard that the good side should face your neighbour."

    Answered on 8th Dec 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Jay & co property maintenance

    "Not at all! I’m currently in the process of replacing a fence that has currently fallen down in the garden! Due to the fence being the responsibility on the one neighbour and him paying the bill, he has requested the fence has the smooth on his side as it was on the neighbouring side before!
    If you didn’t want to pay anything towards the fence and it’s the neighbour responsibility then why should you have the nice side or smooth side.
    Another option is to pay to have the feather edge to be nailed on your side as well. Boards cost roughly £1 and you need 3 for every foot."

    Answered on 8th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Gareth shearan

    "nothing states which side should be yours but if i was paying id want the smooth side"

    Answered on 25th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
    Traditional Property Care

    "In all honesty yes double slatting it is the best option to do"

    Answered on 16th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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