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Choosing Your Garden Wall

Having garden walls in Glasgow built or replaced is not a complicated project but you do need your garden wall to do a job. It might be as a security measure, or simply to mark your garden boundary and look ‘nice’.

Here is our 6 step guide to choosing your garden wall:

Step 1: What do you want your garden wall to do?

Sound a silly question but garden walls can do very different things and a ‘performance specification’ sounds a very grand title but ask yourself some basic questions to help you choose the right garden wall;

  1. > Do you need it to ‘contain’ unsupervised children? If so, consider a non-climbable material.
  2. > Do you want it to be a ‘toy’? e.g. a chalk board
  3. > Is it a privacy measure?
  4. > Is it there for security?

Make sure your wall meets your requirements and needs, and not just on aesthetic appeal.

Step 2: Choosing the right material

This is probably the most important factor in the building of your garden walls. There are many materials on the market and apart from the wall ‘fitting in’ with your house and garden, but garden walls Glasgow customers also need it to fit their budget.

Here are a few ideas:

  • > Brickwalls are traditional but you will need a skilled craftsman to build this type of wall and it takes time. However, the types of structures can fit in to most aesthetic schemes in a garden.
  • > Cement rendering is a material that can bring an old, neglected garden wall back to life or can be used on a new wall too. Block walls are easier to render to a smooth flat surface with clay brick walls requiring more preparation before the cement render can be applied.
  • > Dry stonewalls are very traditional and for some older, cottage style houses this type of material would fit perfectly with the aesthetic appeal of the house.
  • > Gabion involved the use of wire baskets filled with stones, and shaped to create strong and versatile walls. They are becoming popular as retaining wall structures. Gabion has an industrial pedigree, as you will see this type of walls in various construction projects, usually where soil retention, drainage or erosion control are problems.

Step 3: Privacy

There are two types of privacy for garden walls Glasgow customers to consider: visual and noise.

Making sure it offers the visualprivacy that you require is essential but don’t forget you will check building regulations and permissions in your area with your local council. You do not want to spend money on a fantastic wall only to find that within months, you will need to pay to have it ripped down as correct permits were not in place.

Privacy from noise is not 100% attainable, but if you live near a busy road or junction for example, a well constructed wall, built for various materials can decrease noise pollution considerably.

Step 4: Security

If this is a main consideration, choosing a high wall in one answer but you will also need to consider the final finish and material. A finish that could provide a foothold is not brilliant for security.

Step 5: Design

Thinking about design and finish early on in the process will make sure that you get garden walls that will last, and look good for many years to come. Garden walls Glasgow customers also need to keep in mind all the important safety requirements, as well as building regulations too.

Step 6: Budget

Getting a garden wall built or replaced can cost more than you think but with research, you could get an excellent wall that meets all your needs. As a general rule of thumb, walls that require more labour to build and finish will generally be more expensive.

Garden walls Glasgow customers can contact &D Projects for friendly help and advice, as well as a competitive quote. Remember - there is no need for your new wall to look drab or be expensive!

Written by S&D at 10:00
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