A garden wall encloses your land, creating a boundary around your home. Older garden walls that surrounded period properties would have been made from local materials. A mix of brick, flint, slate or stone could have been used.
Once railways were used to distribute bricks all over the country, walls became mass produced and more uniformed in colour and style.
Victorian & Edwardian
1920's - 1940's
If you are thinking about rebuilding or modifying a party wall (A wall is a "party wall" if it stands astride the boundary of land belonging to two or more different owners). Do discuss your plans with your affected neighbour's and local building control officer.
The Party Wall Act 1996: Gardening Data
The party wall act needs to be rewritten! : Building.co.uk Forum
THE PARTY WALL ACT 1996: DIY Doctor
The organisation for professionals specialising
in party wall matters - The
Pyramus & Thisbe Club
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