I've enlisted the help of a friend to run a fence along one boundary
side of my property. There's already a hedge along this boundary but
it's thin in places and doesn't provide the required level of privacy
between my garden and the adjoining public footpath.
The problem is that running a straight piece of string from one side of
the proposed fence to the other side cuts off a fair part of the
floorspace from my garden (as much as 50-60cm in places) as the
existing boundary hedge appears to be curved away from the straight
line created by the string.
I believe this can be overcome by dividing the fence into three
straight line segments that roughly follow the path of the curve,
helping us gain back the majority of lost floorspace. My neighbour,
however, thinks that this will look dreadful. Is there some kind of
generally understood rule amongst those in the know stating that
"wooden fences should always be run in a straight line, otherwise
they'll look bad"?