Concealing a neighbours boundary wall and fence
Hi all, newbie to the forums here!
Hubby and I recently moved house and have a garden for the first time ever! As exciting as this is, it has really made me realise how useless I am at garden related stuff! So I have a garden design problem that I was hoping one of you creatives could help me with, perhaps this is something you have dealt with yourself in the past?
Our neighbour's property to the right hand side (we are both detached but still close to eachother) has a higher ground level to ours, therefore, our properties are separated by a boundary wall supporting the chaning in ground level with a wooden fence on top supported by concrete posts for privacy. Over time, the effects of the weather and water damage have caused the brick wall to deteriorate making it look very tired and crumbly and in need of a refresh.
Here are some photographs of the wall and fence in question:
As you can see, it's a very tight space as well at only 790mm wide wall to wall on our side, so I would not want to make this passage way any narrower.
I am very fond of modern, architectural style gardens so would love to give our garden a makeover like this. In an ideal world I would like to render the wall, paint and then cover the top half with cedar slatted fencing to cover up the existing wall and fence. Below are some examples of the style I would like to achieve:
Example of wall with cedar fencing on top:
General look and feel:
Rendered wall example:
I was hoping one of you guys could give me some advice as to the construction and feasibility of something like this. Is this design achievable? How would the fence be constructed without encroaching too much on our already tight passage way? (we need to be able to still squeeze our big bins and a bike through). I also don't want to undermine the strength of my neighbours fence in any way, so am mindful of the fixings that would be made to this. To clarify, both the wall and the fence belong to our neighbours, (and we own the fence to the left) which is why I can't just replace the one that is already there.
Or even, do you have any other better solutions than what I have proposed?
We are very friendly with our neighbours, so once I have a better idea of what would need doing, I will speak to them first to get their input / agreement for any changes we make that might impact their fence or wall.
Thank you in advance for any advice or recommendations you guys have!