Caring for Your House

Boundary Walls

Traditionally constructed brick or stone boundary walls are a protected character-defining feature for Port Sunlight’s listed homes and the Conservation Area as a whole. The consistent appearance of the boundary walls, including the brick or stone units themselves and the materials, colour and profile of the pointing mortar, define the character of the boundary walls. Unsympathetic alterations or replacement of pointing mortar can result in a negative impact on the listed house and the Conservation Area.

Demolition or large scale repair or rebuilding of the boundary walls will require Listed Building Consent from Wirral Council and permission from PSVT. Inappropriate alterations, particularly the use of sand and cement pointing mortars, damage the boundary walls and affect their longevity.

For information on how to do a quick assessment of your boundary walls and for a short description of common maintenance and repair strategies, read our Boundary Wall information sheet.