Building A Fence: The Rules To Follow

Just like with your swimming pool, carport or garden shed, if you decide to build a fence on your property, you will need to follow a few rules.

What are the rules in your town? How to build a fence without encroaching on the neighborhood? We explain everything in this article, but let’s start by defining a fence.


Generally, the lands of homeowners are enclosed, that is, surrounded by fences. Therefore, a fence is mainly used to delimit the contours of one’s property. These can take on different aspects: vegetated, mesh, masonry, wooden.

Closing: do you need planning permission?

First of all, we advise you to find out about the Local Urbanism Plan. Indeed, the latter may require you to make a prior declaration and require a particular height, materials, and sometimes even a color for your project.

You must then inquire at your town hall or request a town planning certificate before starting your work.

Regarding your fence project, you will need to request an information certificate.

Note that you must make a prior declaration of work if your fence is in one of the following cases:

  • The local urban plan imposes it,
  • The height of the wall will be greater than or equal to 2 m,
  • The land is located on the outskirts of a remarkable classified heritage site, a historical monument, a registered site (classified or awaiting classification), or an area defined by the municipality,
  • The land is located in a housing estate.

If the land is aligned, it is necessary to inquire at the town hall to determine which authorizations and special rules are applicable. The alignment is the limit between the public road domain and property. A land-struck alignment indicates that the town hall may infringe on it to widen the road.

Do not infringe on neighboring property.

If this has not already been done, we advise you to restrict your land. This will allow you to locate the dividing line between your property and that of your neighbor. The fence must be against the dividing line without extending to your neighbor.

If your fence encroaches on the neighboring land, and it proves it, then he can demand its demolition by seizing the court.

However, you and your neighbor can decide by mutual agreement to install a fence located on the dividing line between your two properties. You will have to share the costs. Before installing it, you must establish a joint ownership agreement with the notary.

Do not disturb neighbors.

Your construction must not harm your neighbors: reduce the sunshine on its plot or present a danger (for example, barbed wire).

Respect certain distances.

If your fence is on the edge of a public road, there may be a minimum distance to respect.

Your fence may also be plant-based (trees, shrubs, natural hedges, etc.). In this case, if there is no local rule (PLU), the minimum distance to be respected about the neighboring land varies according to the height of your plantation:

  • If the height of the planting is less than or equal to 2 m, the minimum distance to be respected at the border of the neighboring property is 0.5 m.
  • If the planting height is greater than 2 m, the minimum distance to be respected at the border of the neighboring property is 2 m.

The distance is measured from the middle of the tree trunk.

Respect the right of way.

If there is a right of way on your property, you must ensure that you leave a passage for your neighbor. For example, you can add a gate.

Ensure compliance with the rules in a housing estate.

Housing estates generally impose precise rules to guarantee the district’s visual harmony. Fence construction may be framed.

Electric fences are often used to enclose pastures that meet specific regulations. They must hold an equipment approval certificate.

Everything you need to know about rigid panel fencing

Elegant and discreet, customizable thanks to the different concealment slats: rigid panel fencing is rising. Whether you prefer it hidden or simple, the rigid panel fence allows you to nicely delimit your land. Zoom on this simple but effective fence, bringing modernity and design to your outdoor space.

Simple rigid panel fence

Its advantages: Fences made of rigid panels provide greater solidity and resistance than standard mesh.

The rigidity of rigid panel fences allows easy installation of the fence and quick installation of concealing boards.

Finally, the solidity of the rigid panels guarantees good protection for homes and buildings with a tamper-evident notch post system. The advantage of the notched post is that it does not require any accessories to attach the panel to the post. Also, if the panel is stolen, the only way to take it is to cut it. When cut, it rusts and loses all its value and usefulness.

Customize with PVC Blackout Kits

White and Red Wooden House With FenceIn green, to bring a natural side to your exterior: the 6005 green color PVC blackout slat kit provides space for your exterior about a plant hedge while retaining the green and natural side of the garden. The color green is timeless when it comes to landscaping.

For a radiant fence, the bamboo-colored rigid panel fence will brighten up your outdoor space in bamboo colors. Its beige color makes it a rising trend for landscaping renovations.

In all elegance with anthracite grey: the gray 7016 rigid panel fence brings sober modernity to your outdoor space and offers you very good concealment from the neighborhood. The anthracite gray gives an elegant side to your project.

Black, for sobriety: the kit of black PVC blackout slats gives your exterior a sober and simple side. The rigid panel fence concealed in black is very widespread in the North of France.

And finally white, for a bright and dazzling fence: very rare in France (except in cities in the far south such as Perpignan or the Côte d’Azur) but with great potential, the white fence transports us to the countries of southern Europe, the islands, the heat, and the sun.

Contact True Built Fencing, a fence contractor in Austin TX, and let professionals build your perfect fence.

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What Are Milestones in Project Management?

Milestones are a very important aspect of any project. They help keep the project on track so that there is no scope creep or time delays.

What Are Milestones in Project Management?

People in a MeetingMilestones are events and activities used to monitor progress throughout the life cycle of a project. These key points serve as checkpoints for both the team working on the project and its stakeholders. Good milestones provide clear goals, highlight risks, and promote communication between teams.

Milestones may be natural events, like the delivery of major system components or resources. They could also be artificial designations created by a project manager – such as “end of design,” “Alpha testing,” etc.

In many cases, milestones will need to coincide with other projects in your organization, but you must make sure these interactions are planned for and accounted for in your schedule from the beginning. For example, if your company is working on a new software application and has scheduled an upgrade to its network infrastructure, you’ll want to account for this change not only on the network project’s timeline but also on any software development projects that will work within – or even take priority over – this time period.

Although there are no universal standards for milestones, there are some basic ones that you’ll likely run into during the course of your career.

Milestones should be:

Some people may say that milestones are not important for all types of projects and there is no such thing as a “milestone” on internal company projects.

However, if project managers want to make sure their teams deliver in time and within budget, then they need to think about how they can use milestones to prevent organizational problems. In order to do this, it’s best to focus on what you want the end-user or customer (in any kind of project) to feel like so you’re taking care of them even though you’re managing a team.

Even when we talk about regular software development projects, there are always milestones. For example:

In my experience working as a project manager for various companies (small to big), there are usually two things that people tend to do wrong on a regular basis when it comes to their projects.

TMen Working Together in the Officehey have all these big ideas and they want to get them out on the market right away. They move too fast and don’t plan ahead thinking more about what will happen after they launch the product rather than how or if they should even start it in the first place. When something fails with no proper planning behind it, you can expect that people will lose interest quickly and something else will come along that is bigger and better. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean your team isn’t doing its best.

Another thing is that companies have different goals. Someone wants to get the product out as soon as possible, someone else wants to make a nice and easy to use interface that really makes an impression on their users. Yet another one just want it done in the cheapest way possible so they’ll cut corners hoping no one will notice. And if you don’t tackle these issues before starting any project – chances are your project might not succeed at all. So the most important thing here is for the company or the team members themselves to figure out what their goals are set right from the beginning and how each milestone gets them closer towards those goals without compromising quality or moving too fast and without any setbacks along the way.

How To Extend Deck Season

The weather is getting warmer in the northern hemisphere, which means that more people are thinking of spending time outside on their decks. As some of you may know, I’ve been sharing my experiences and tips about building a deck for several years now (see: Building an affordable deck – what to consider ). And since many readers here were asking about the progress of our own project, I figured it’s time to share another update with you guys.

One year after we started working on our deck project, most things are done except for some final touches and finishing details. The boards in front of the house have been leveled out and all posts are installed. In addition, we had the railings powder coated black and attached them to two levels of steps.

As you can see, the deck is not finished yet but it’s already usable and sturdy. In fact, we even had a BBQ party up here last summer. We figured that if the kids are going to be jumping all around during a party then the deck needs to be really solid, so we tested it with our own weight before inviting friends over. It passed the test 🙂

The very first step was to have all deck posts installed into concrete footings. Since our house is an old structure from 1892 and we don’t know for sure what condition is under the surface, Mike had to hire a professional excavator for this task. That saved us some time and turned out to be a good investment since after some initial digging around there it became clear that the soil was in pretty bad shape and full of roots – which would have been impossible (or at least very time consuming) to deal with by ourselves.

Entering winter With our home on a hill, the septic tank is located at the back of our property. In order to reach it you have to go around the house and that’s why we decided not to put any decking in this part of the area. Instead, there are two large stepping stone areas that we covered with black pavers and then surrounded them with some gravel:

We already had a plan on how to place these stones since they would need to be moved once we start building trex boards. The next step was level out all dirt on top while leaving the stones untouched so that they can be used as anchor points for chairs later (since moving all those heavy stones by hand from one end of the deck might not be an option).

Leveling out the ground was followed by building a wooden base for all posts that were attached to concrete footings on one side and then anchored into rock bed on the other. This is where we ran into our first problem: not all areas around house are connected so some parts are standing higher than others do. The post under the step that leads up to the front door was much taller than rest, which meant that I’d need a short ladder just to reach under-deck area during construction. I guess these differences are usually not that big but for the sake of this project they were too noticeable and required some adjustments.

What Is The Best Project Management Software?

In any project you start, the organization of tasks and time is essential. Even if it is something small where only you participate, you will have to organize your times and priorities to reach the goal, which becomes more complicated as members are added to the team. Fortunately, there are several options in self-hosted project management software that greatly simplify the problem for us.

The management software helps us better organize the activities since each one allows us to see graphically and easily the different projects we are working on, the team members. They participate in each one, the assigned tasks each one and the progress in their execution and considering that more and more work is done remotely and that many organizations are made up of freelancers who work from different parts of the world, these tools are increasingly necessary. They are focused on collaborative work and contribute to better, instant, and effective communication, while some offer file sharing facilities.

Kendo Manager

It has a very graphic and well-designed desktop where all your projects and clients are displayed simultaneously. By entering each project, you can easily see if there are new or pending tasks. And when you’re done with each one, you can mark it as finished. Another advantage is that you have all the communications groups in the same space.

As for teamwork, with Kendo Manager

 it is very easy to upload and share files and even keep track of the changes in each one. You can also track the progress of each member and each task. And also, some of the paid versions allow you to control the time spent on each activity.

Regarding the support, this is software based on the cloud and with apps for iPhone.

Basecamp offers several payment alternatives, which vary depending on the organization’s size, and a free version limited to one project, which, although it has no user limit, does not allow file sharing.

Then, you can see if you are interested in completing Basecamp’s features with other invoicing tools, layout, or other available widgets.

But above all, Kendo Manager

is very customizable. Projects can be organized into boards or panels where you can create cards, which are the equivalent of tasks. Once the team is created, various work dynamics can be used since you can assign a card to someone, let the collaborators assign pending cards, change the person in charge of each task, etc.

And it has a very functional design with the information arranged in columns, which you can use to organize tasks according to whether they are new, important, blocked or pending, professional or personal. In addition, you can add colored labels to them to find and distinguish them easily.

Also, sharing documents with Trello is very simple since it allows you to work with Dropbox and Google Drive to attach files to tasks. It also has a to-do calendar that can easily be incorporated into Google Calendar, for example.

Other advantages are that it has mobile applications and, above all, that it is free. For companies, there is also a premium payment option.