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9ft gap between hedges

Hiya, I have not long moved to a new property. A previous tenant had pulled out 9ft of the hedges then laid concrete over the top to make a makeshift drive way onto the grass. My budget is pretty tight but I would really like to cover this gap as its pretty much in front of my living room window and have a two year old that heads straight for it when ever the front door is open. At most I could probably get someone to fit two wooden posts either side of the concrete but with the concrete in the middle there will be no Where for a middle post.. I have thought about maybe fixing wooden batons to the posts then one in the middle that can just rest on the concrete for some extra support and adding some bamboo type screening to it. The wind is broken by mine and the house opposit  so its really more for privacy and to stop my son making a b line for the gap. If anyone has any other/cheaper ideas I would love to hear them. 

Many thanks



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,284

    Hi Jade if you had the 2 posts put in, you could run a couple of 'straining wires' between them, then attach the bamboo fence to that.
    9ft is quite wide and the higher the fence the more likely the wind will damage it. It's not a long-term answer, but may work in the short term.

    If you're anywhere near Billericay in Essex, I've got a load of new, unused 6ft6" bamboo fencing you're welcome to, and some 3ft3 (as I cut some in half)

    Last edited: 20 August 2016 17:42:00

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,105

    You can get a fence post holder which is screwed to a concrete base. Not the cheapest option maybe and you would need to find someone who could drill holes in the concrete for the screws.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,106

    I'd  go with Berghill's suggestion. That would give you supports to put some fencing on it.Try a builder's merchant for timber - really inexpensive. image

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