Screening Installation Guide
Garden screening is great for decorating your garden walls or creating portions in your outdoor space. Our wide range of long-lasting, stylish screening is designed to suit any space. It's easy to install with a few simple steps, read more to find out how.
3 ways to install Garden Screening
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. Here are the 3 most common ways to install garden screening.
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. If you are attaching your screening to a solid fence, such as an older wooden fence you wish to block out, 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 pre standing 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.
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- Attach screening at a consistent spacing to keep it taught and strong. This also reduces the risk of wind damage.
- You can use galvanised wire, cable ties or staples to attach your screening, best attached with a pair of strong pliers.
- When attaching bamboo screening, ensure you are using the wire rather than the bamboo canes themselves. Driving staples through bamboo will damage the canes.