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Putting up a front fence

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by pokmo, 10th Sep, 2016.

  1. pokmo

    pokmo New Member

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    Hi

    I'm looking at putting up a fence at the front. Does anyone know if council approval is needed for that? I've heard about blue boards, but how durable are they? There're road noises at where I am, so I was hoping to use something that could help block out some of them. Would it be a good idea to use blue boards pillars + base and colorbond infills? Like below, except with colorbond:

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    My feeling is that, with less blue board and more colorbond, there should be less chance of cracking?

    Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Every council has guidelines for the construction of front fences. If the fence exceeds 1200mm it may require a setback fron the front boundary.

    You may get away with horizontal timber slats/aluminium louvres in the existing openings. If there's no backlash put some colorbond behind the slats.
     
  3. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Also bear in mind any covenants on the land which may specify the type, size and colour of any fence (and indeed if you are even permitted a front fence). These, if they exist, will be found in the 88b instrument.