The traditional (peep- proof fence is closeboard, which is made from stout planks nailed to horizontal rails between posts. The waney edged boards make overlap fencing look similar to rustic horizontal close- board, but the wood is thinner and ' needs framing for additional strength.
Probably the cheapest way in which to maintain your privacy is to put up inter- woven fencing. Alternatively, you might try chain link, although this is not by any means the most attractive choice and is best screened with plants.
Picket or palisade fencing usually tends to be cheaper than other wooden fences, but it affords little privacy.
There are several decorative styles to choose from. Chestnut paling is just about as cheap a fence as you will find - simply a collection of stakes strung together with wire.
You may think of trellis as being rather flimsy but robust types are avail- able and, with clinging plants, they can make excellent and economic screens.
Another low-cost idea is traditional ranch- or post and rail-fencing, which you can build yourself using sawn links or rustic half logs. You can make it as high or as low as you like and you can even make it peep-proof by fixing
planks alternately to either side the posts.
Types of wall Brick is the obvious choice.
There's a wide range of colours and textures to choose from for making walls of any height or decorative appearance. As an alternative to bricktop can buy many different designs of concrete screen blocks to make very attractive walls.
While these materials are very hard- wearing, it is best to use special-quality materials where there is constant exposure to the elements - particularly on the tops of walls. Remember, however, that low-cavity walls can also double as miniature flower beds.