Raise Your Backyard Wall Height For Privacy And Protection

Raise Your Backyard Wall Height for Privacy and Protection

Feel like your neighbours can see everything you do in your hard? Keep prying eyes out by building this easy-to-install privacy fence. It won't break your budget, and it looks good from both sides of your wall.

This privacy fence extends past the top of your existing wall, to a height of 240cm. This is tall enough to block neighbours windows and prevent anyone from trying to jump your wall. Check your local building codes before attempting this project, as there may be limits on wall heights. It's also a good idea to communicate with your neighbours about what you have planned, especially if it involves blocking any type of view beyond your backyard.

You'll need to buy enough corrugated steel roofing panels to cover the length of your wall, furring strip boards, concrete anchors and sheet metal roofing screws. A hammer drill with a masonry bit is used to pre-drill holes to attach the furring strips to the wall, and an impact driver fastens the roofing panels to the wood strips.

This fence is prone to damage from heavy wind, but it's otherwise a maintenance-free wall that can be installed in a weekend and will provide years of privacy for you and your family. Check out the link for the full guide.

Build a Backyard Privacy Fence [Charles & Hudson]


Comments

    Sorry, but that doesn't look good. And council would have a field day. If you want to bypass council restrictions and get more privacy you need to use plants/trees.

      From the article:
      Check your local building codes before attempting this project, as there may be limits on wall heights. It’s also a good idea to communicate with your neighbours about what you have planned, especially if it involves blocking any type of view beyond your backyard.

        Well you don't have to communicate with your neighbour's you need there permission as you're joint owners with them.

    Yes, am always worried about my neighbours seeing me in my hard.

    you might want to get that typo fixed. :p

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