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I could be wrong, but there seems to be little or nothing about the sort of fences which have taut wires strung between concrete posts, with/without attached wire mesh and possibly with an adjacent or surrounding hedge. As I recall, they are common around the lower grade of council housing, so may excite little D-I-Y interest. John Stockton (talk) 19:29, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Sept 2017

Some nice improvements there, but I think the notes on concrete should go back, they're useful info. Also some of the caveats re party wall act. NT (talk) 16:15, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

I have written about something I know about (featheredge fence) and then gone astray ...

- The caveats on the party wall act seemed fair, but misleading in their context here because they do not apply to fences ... I have moved them to the 'Regulations' page.

- I am troubled by concrete fences. I struggle to imagine a DIY person choosing to build a new concrete fence, but I've put the notes back. This leaves me to also find out whether the party wall act applies to such concrete fences, and clarify one way or the other.

I would expect the most likely DIY concrete option would be with traditional concrete posts, and gravel board, but with more gravel boards in place of where one would normally expect a wood panel. --John Rumm (talk) 22:13, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

I can imagine an ambiguity if someone erects a new concrete fence of this type along a boundary, and proceeds to backfill it ... the structure might be perceived as a retaining wall as opposed to a mere fence. As such, a neighbour might invoke the Party Wall Act and cause a great deal of grief. It is bad to be scaremongering so I won't write this in the article; and this particular Act is notable for saying what is does not apply to ("timber fences") rather than what it actually does. So ... given the article here seems to be aimed at "traditional household/domestic-style fences", and the sections on concrete fences are rather stating the obvious than giving useful tips, I think the article could be clearer without them. - Richard Gawler (talk) 09:37, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

The article is about fences, and some people use concrete because it lasts much better, so excluding concrete would not be a way forward. There's no lack of people out there that don't even realise one can diy concrete posts or panels. What's obvious to the regular diyer is often news to many. And hopefully more info on them will follow in time.

Wood fences need a note about the party wall act because some think it does apply. NT (talk) 18:01, 23 September 2017 (UTC)