Garden Screening Fitting Guide

Garden screening that is made of bamboo, reed, willow, brushwood or bark is all erected in the same way. You will need to attach your screening at regular intervals. This is to keep it looking nice and taught, but it also helps to significantly to reduce the risk of wind damage. The specific method you use is determined by the amount of wind exposure it will have, and what you are attaching it to.

We recommend the use of 1mm galvanised wire to attach your screening, but depending on the style of original fence, you could use either stapes or cable ties. If you do choose to use cable ties, the excess plastic should be trimmed. When attaching bamboo screening, ensure you are using the wire rather than the bamboo canes themselves. Driving staples through bamboo will damage the canes. Alternatively, you could screw the screening to the fence, ensuring you have first drilled a pilot hole through the cane.

If you are attaching your screening to a solid fence, such as an older wooden fence you wish to block out, we recommend you attach the screening every 10cm horizontally, and every 50cm vertically.

If you are attaching your screening to a chain-link wire fence or similar, you need to attach the screening every 10cm horizontally, and every 50cm vertically on the flat side. If you wish to attach the screening to the side of the fence with the posts, you will require a rail bolted to these posts. For a chain-link fence higher than 15cm, you will also need a middle rail. You can then attach your screening to these rails in the same way as you would the flat side.

If you are erecting your screening as a standalone fence with no prestanding fence in place, you will need to position 75x75mm posts at a minimum of every 2m with vertical rails 50cm apart. These posts should be 50% taller than the height of the screening, and this extra length should be inserted into the ground surrounded by concrete for at least 5cm on each side.