It’s one of our favourite sayings, and like all that stand the test of time there’s more than a grain of truth to it. Here are a few tips for putting in a fence when there’s a difficult relationship with your neighbours.

Keep the lines of communication open

It doesn’t matter if you’re anticipating cooperation or you’re concerned about issues with the folks next door: the time to talk is now. Be friendly and proactive. 99% of the fights we’ve seen could have been nipped in the bud if this advice was followed.

Different types of privacy

We offer full privacy in wood and in vinyl/PVC. Sound Inhibitor fencing is also available to cut down on noise pollution if that’s a problem. As always, talk to the neighbours beforehand. Even if you don’t agree on the type of the fence going in, at the very least there won’t be any surprises.

sound inhibitor

This Sound Inhibitor fence with steel posts was built to block noise from kids in the pool next door.

How high can you go?

In Ottawa, we can’t build our fences higher than 7′. The average Canadian man is 5’9″ tall, and the average Canadian woman is 5’4″. Unless there’s someone next door who has a great future in the NBA, odds are you’ll get plenty of privacy from our highest fences.

A smooth installation day

When we’re installing a fence that only one party has paid for, we do our level best to install from that person’s yard. We only work on the neighbour’s side where necessary to keep potential disruptions to a minimum.

More questions?

If you have more questions about neighbours or other subjects we’re happy to answer them. Call 613-736-1122 or hit the chat button on the right during business hours.