PHOTO: Bridie Ward and her husband moved suburbs after a “frustrating” boundary dispute. Photo / Bridie Ward. By: Alexis Carey

Bridie Ward and her husband had no idea there was any issue with their Adelaide property – until construction began “right on top” of their home.

The couple had bought their house on Kelmscott St in Rosewater in the South Australian capital, which was located next door to an older home with a backyard.

But the owners decided to knock it down in 2017 and build a three-unit development in its place.

The Wards’ gutter was squashed during the build and their fence was torn down without warning, with a building frame erected that butted onto their house.