Traditionally speaking, in years gone by its was courtesy to have the good side of a fence facing towards your neighbour.

However this was never a requirement by law and in recent years the trend seems to have come to an end, our research suggests that over 80% of customers now have the good side of the fence facing towards their own garden.

If the boundary fence you are replacing is exposed to an alleyway, carpark, or anywhere publicly accessible, it's worth noting that the horizontal backing rails on closeboard fence panels can be used to assist in climbing a fence. Our advise in this situation would be the have the rear of the fence/ backing rails facing inwards to your garden to prevent this.

Disclaimer: This article was accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing, but should not be considered legal advise and you should contact local authorities for up to date regulations