Ashley Gray, a homeowner, revealed how she built an extension onto her fence to increase the privacy of her yard. Gray posted a DIY video on the TikTok platform called “Privacy Fence DIY.” The extension was composed of an added height on top of their existing fence and painted it to blend into their garden. She also added planters to make it more attractive. Gray stated that prior to the extension, the fence was only 3/4ft which did not give them enough privacy while on their grass or in their hot tub.
The video received over 8,000 likes and garnered plenty of positive feedback from viewers. Ashley Gray didn’t mention the height of the finished product in her video. However, some commentators pointed out that obtaining planning permission could be an issue. According to BLB Solicitors, the fence’s height could not exceed one metre in height from ground level if it abuts a highway used by vehicles or the footpath of a highway. In all other circumstances, the fence could not exceed two metres in height.
The TikTok video showed the process of Ashley Gray’s DIY project to enhance privacy, and her followers were quick to praise her work. One of the commenters exclaimed, “Wow, it’s so nice!” While Gray acknowledged that they have lovely neighbors, she needed to enhance the privacy in her yard as she felt like the existing fence simply didn’t offer enough privacy for her family. With the extension, Gray said that they now had lots of privacy.
People often turn to different ways to enhance their privacy, particularly when they have a small yard with a fence that does not give enough privacy. Homeowners often install higher fences or use existing structures such as trees to enhance privacy. With the boom in social media, homeowners like Ashley Gray can share their home improvement projects with the world and offer ideas for others looking to upgrade their privacy while not raising issues with planning permission.