Building A Garden Screen With Ground Screws
Screening your garden doesn’t just keep out the curious eyes of passers-by. It is also an effective buffer against both wind and traffic noise from the street next to your land.
There are a number of different ways to screen your garden or patio from prying eyes – so you have the opportunity to be a bit more creative than with other construction projects. You can choose to build an airy trellis, a robust wall or a classic fence.
Do you need planning permission to screen your garden?
When it comes to planning permission for screening your garden, it depends on the type and height of the screening method that you have chosen. If your fence, wall or gate will be over one metre high and if it is located next to a road, then you will probably need planning permission. You should also take into account if your house (or the house next to yours, if the screen is along a boundary) is a listed building, as this usually limits the types of repairs and construction projects you are allowed to carry out.
Issues relating to planning permission can be very complicated and may differ depending on the city or county you live in. It’s a good idea to consult your Local Planning Authority in order to find out the necessary information before you get started on your project!
How do I go about building a garden screen?
The first question you should ask yourself is what sort of screening method suits your needs and your garden. If you want to avoid any issues with planning permission, a trellis is a good option. Aside from being an effective screen, you can encourage climbing plants to cover the trellis and frame your garden or patio with a border of lush greenery. Or do you feel that a traditional fence is the smartest choice? Then you can read more about building a fence here! How to build a fence
After you have made your choice, it’s time to start planning. The position of your screen, the materials and the construction must be determined before the work can begin. One tip is to make a few sketches that include the dimensions and design, which can give you a clearer picture of how your garden screen will look. When it comes to choosing materials, there are a couple of important things to consider. If you are going for a fence, we definitely recommend letting the staff in the store or timber yard saw your wood to the right lengths – they will do a better job than you could, and it will save you time. Also, make sure that the material is waterproofed, so that it will withstand rain. Aside from waterproofing, in order for your garden screen to be able to cope with bad weather, it is important to anchor it in the most effective way.
Ground screws give your garden screen a stable foundation
Ground screws from StopDigging will provide your garden screen with a fast and efficient method of anchorage. When you use our ground screws instead of digging or casting a concrete base, you save both time and money. It is a pleasant and more convenient method of anchorage because you do not have to turn the whole garden upside-down in the process.
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