I think you are right that I should ask, i'm just worried that he will say no - if that is the case I think you are saying there is nothing I can do apart from build my own fence inside my boundary. I don't really want to do that as the wall is a lovely old wall so it would be a shame to cover it up.
For clarification are also you saying that I can't attach anything to it even if it's fixed on to our side of the wall rather than the top?
The height thing is also difficult as our garden heights are really different (up to 50-75cm which is partly why they can see straight into our garden) so i'm not sure where you would measure the 2m from.
Well it sounds like the answer is brackets on my side of the wall then, as it least if I do that and it's legal he doesn't have any comeback apart from being cross. I'm happy to have a run in with him about it if I know where I stand legally.
Or I could ring and tell him i'm putting up a trellis and would prefer to affix it to the top and if he says no I could say that in that case I will put it on my side only.
I presume the 2m is the total of the wall and trellis combined? I will measure it from the new lowest point when I've laid the decking and patio as that will be the lowest visible point.
Thank you that's really helpful
Yes I take your point about the height, we've raised the ground level by about 4 inches by building the decking and levelling the patio - but I don't think that's the main issue in terms of the neighbour and what he might do.
I will mull over how brave I'm feeling in terms of asking or not and then go with the bracket option for safety.
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