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Your home’s boundary wall has some specific purposes. Besides protecting the overall property, it also adds to its beauty. Hence, the design of the boundary wall, also known as compound wall, should ensure that it meets both these purposes. With this in mind, let us explore the different boundary wall designs ideal for Indian homes.
Stone, brick and concrete compound walls
This has been the preferred choice to build compound walls in India. Not only are solid boundary walls made of stone, brick or concrete robust and secure but they also have a long life and the ability to withstand all weathers.
Various patterns and designs could be created using these three materials, to create fancy boundary walls.
Wood and wood panel boundary wall designs
The charm of wooden fencing is undeniable. This is why fences made of wooden planks and logs, are present the world over. There are innumerable designs you could pick from, while creating a boundary wall made of wood or wooden elements. However, this fencing will not last more than a decade or so, under extreme weather conditions.
Metal compound wall design
Metal compound walls are ideal for Indian homes, because of the safety it offers, its all-weather nature and cost effectiveness. Painting it once every two years with a colour of your choice, is good enough for it to remain as good as new for years. Moreover, the sky’s the limit for designs, if you are selecting metal to build a compound wall.
Polyvinyl chloride fencing (PVC fencing)
PVC or polyvinyl chloride has gained popularity all over the world as fencing material. Apart from being low maintenance, pest-free and cost-effective, PVC is also stylish and robust. Such a boundary wall could last you nearly 50 years.
Combining materials for the boundary wall
You could also combine various materials – wood with metal, or brick with wood, or concrete with metal, or bricks with a bit of greens – to create something different.
How to construct a boundary wall / compound wall
Height: The height of the boundary wall decides how protected your property is from outsiders’ view. Pick a boundary design, depending on whether or not you want the property to be seen.
Area: The compound wall must be constructed, keeping in mind all regulations and without encroaching on public or private land.
Look: The look and feel of the boundary wall should be in-sync with that of the property’s overall design.
Construction: Use professional help to get the job done faster and effectively.
What is the standard height of a compound wall?
The compound wall or boundary wall is generally four to six ft in height.
What materials can be used for constructing compound walls?
Compound walls can be made of bricks, stone, concrete, metal, wooden materials, or PVC.