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Rules for installing a fence

Whether you want to demarcate your yard, increase your privacy, or simply add a nice touch to your property, installing fencing can be a great way to accomplish this. But before you start drilling posts, hammering or installing fencing, there are some important rules you need to know.

In this article, we'll discuss everything you need to know about installing fencing, including the mandatory Klic report when striking posts, the permits you need for a fence or yard fencing, and the rules for installing fencing in different situations. We'll also give you some additional tips to make sure your fencing is not only functional, but also looks great.

Whether you're a seasoned handyman or fencing contractor or just starting to refurbish your property, this will hopefully help you learn everything you need to know about installing fencing.

Fencing installation permit

Installing fencing on private property/ground/yard boundary

To install a fence or other yard boundary, in some cases you do need a permit and in some not.

If you place a fence higher than one meter in the front yard, then this requires an environmental permit. This means that you do need a permit.

In the rear yard, a fence up to a height of 2 meters is permit-free, so you do not need to apply for a permit.

Are you on a corner lot? Then the side yard is front yard and placing a fence requires a permit and you do need to apply for a permit.

> For more information on the when permit-free or when an environmental permit is required? Can you check out the information sheet from Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment.

> Another tip is to check the permit. You can check whether or not you really need a permit for your fence at the Environment counter.

Installing fencing in public spaces

If you, as a company, have to install fencing in a public area on behalf of a municipality, for example, you must be able to prove that you have permission to do so. You must be able to prove that you have received this permission or assignment from the manager of the public space (i.e. the municipality).

Rules for placing fencing: Klic request required

In addition to the permits, there are rules associated with placing the fencing. After all, you have to go underground and then you need a Klic report to know what to expect underground.

But how deep do you need to go into the ground for fencing? You'll find out below with the easy overview.

How deep pole in the ground when installing fence?

How high do you want the fence? What should the pole length be? How deep should the post be in the ground? How much does the pole stick above the ground?
120 cm 180 cm 60 cm 120 cm
180 cm  270 cm 90 cm 180 cm
200 cm 300 cm 90 cm 180 cm

The rules of thumb explained:

Fence 120 cm high? Then use a pole of at least 180 cm. This allows you to realize 60 cm under the ground and 120 cm above the ground.

Fence 180 cm high? Then at least a pole of 270 cm to use. This allows you to realize 90 cm under the ground and 180 cm above the ground.

Fence of 200 cm high? Then use at least a pole of 300 cm. This allows you to realize 100 cm below ground and 200 cm above ground.

Klic registration required for placing fences / driving piles into the ground

Attention! Because you are going deeper than 40 centimeters into the ground for manually drilling posts for a fence in almost all cases, you are required to file a Klic report.

When digging or drilling into the ground mechanically (i.e. a gasoline-powered auger, electric auger or a mini digger), you always need a Klic report, regardless of the depth.

In short: when installing a fence, you are required to file a Klic report.

Why is Klic report required?

With a Klic request you receive information from network operators in your excavation area about the location of cables and pipes. You will also receive the contact information of the owners of these cables and pipes. Moreover, you can request the house connection sketches so that you know where the cables and pipes are going into the house or building.

With a Klic report you reduce the chance of digging damage, dangerous situations for you and the environment. Moreover, you avoid the chance of a large fine. In the unlikely event that you cause excavation damage, a Klic report also helps to demonstrate careful digging.

Easily arranged within 1 minute >> request a Klic report.