Can you put metal spikes on your fence?

Table of contents:

  1. Can you put metal spikes on your fence?
  2. Are metal spikes on fences illegal?
  3. Are you allowed to put plastic spikes on your fence?
  4. Can I put barbed wire on my fence?
  5. Do fence spikes deter cats?
  6. Do anti climb spikes work?
  7. How do I stop my intruders from jumping the fence?
  8. How do I stop ivy coming through my fence?
  9. Does ivy damage a fence?
  10. Can Neighbour grow things on my fence?
  11. Who owns the fence between houses?
  12. Should neighbors split the cost of a fence?
  13. Can I make my Neighbour repair his fence?

Can you put metal spikes on your fence?

Therefore, anti climb spikes on top of the wall are allowed, so long as you've added a notice saying something like: ... And that makes perfect sense; you're not trying to injury anyone, just to stop them from climbing your wall, so fence spikes and a sign are a more effective deterrent than fence spikes alone.

Are metal spikes on fences illegal?

It is illegal for anyone to put sharp spikes along boundary fences. By "sharp" I mean anything that could cause injury to a child or an animal trying to climb over them. You could report your neighbour to your local council environmental officer and they will visit the neighbour and make a judgement about the fence.

Are you allowed to put plastic spikes on your fence?

Shop bought cat spikes are safe to use on your fences and boundary walls. ... To stay above the law, you “MUST” only use blunt plastic spikes that will only make the cat feel uncomfortable. Talk to your neighbours before using cat spikes, especially if you co-own a boundary wall of a fence with your neighbour.

Can I put barbed wire on my fence?

Police advice on boundary security states: 'Do not use barbed wire, razor wire or broken glass on walls or fences to protect your property – you could be held legally responsible for any injuries caused.

Do fence spikes deter cats?

A fence specifically designed to keep cats out of your garden can be purchased either online or in your local garden centre. If a cat fence isn't available, then spikes and chicken wire can be used to turn an otherwise ordinary fence into a cat repellent.

Do anti climb spikes work?

Anti climb spikes are a highly effective, highly visible intruder deterrent. Installing anti climb spikes on top of vulnerable barriers such as walls, fences and gates significantly bolsters property security.

How do I stop my intruders from jumping the fence?

Common burglar deterrents for fences:

  1. light timber trellis on top of the fence combined with thorny climbers.
  2. barbed wire and razor tape.
  3. broken glass.
  4. commercial fence spikes (even some steel bird spikes can be helpful)
  5. spinning fence toppings.
  6. anti-climb paint (also known as non-drying paint)

How do I stop ivy coming through my fence?

Try cutting through the vine about 12inches above the ground and treating the freshly cut vine with glyphosate weed-killer, this will kill the ivy, stopping it from doing more damage to your fence. The bushy ivy will die off, making it easier to see if it can be untangled from the fence.

Does ivy damage a fence?

do not usually cause damage to wall surfaces, but common or English ivy (Hedera helix sp.) supports itself by aerial roots and where these penetrate cracks or joints they may cause structural damage.

Can Neighbour grow things on my fence?

This means that if you erect a fence in your garden, your neighbour must ask for permission before painting or staining their side of it. Similarly, they may not grow trailing plants up it or any similar activity which may cause it damage.

Who owns the fence between houses?

There might be a case where both property owners share their responsibility for maintaining the common boundary fence, indicated on the Title Plan with an 'H' (or two mirrored 'T'-marks). Also, end-house homeowners may be responsible for both of their boundary fences – the left and the right one.

Should neighbors split the cost of a fence?

If you and your neighbor are on good terms and you both decide that you would like a fence to separate your properties, the cost should be split equally. ... Even if the fence benefits the neighbor in some way, they have no obligation to help pay for it.

Can I make my Neighbour repair his fence?

Unless the existing fence is causing a safety hazard on your side, there's very little you can do to force your neighbour to repair or replace it if they don't want to. This is understandably frustrating for you, watching the fence leaning, rotting or falling apart, but legally your hands are tied.