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Wood privacy screens & fencingPrivacy screens can be constructed from most materials with timberWood privacy screens & fencing lattice or slat the most popular. They can be incorporated in deck design, as part of the fence structure or concreted straight into the ground. Decorative privacy screens can add usable space by enhancing visual appearance. Privacy screens are great for hiding garbage bin bays or anything that is unsightly, ugly or hazardous.

Wood privacy screens & fencingPrivacy screens can be constructed to many shapes and sizes. The most common being the lattice or horizontal slat screens. Fencing and gates can be constructed to match your privacy screens.

Horizontal screens: If using horizontal wood or aluminium slats you will need square steel or wood posts spaced at 2′ (600mm) apart. Steel posts will stay straight for many years keeping the structure straight and true.Wood privacy screens & fencing

Vertical:  If you are using lattice or vertical picket designs use 4″ x 4″ (100mm x 100mm) wood posts spaced at no more than 7′ (2.1m). Rebate timber rails into the back of the posts and fix the pickets to the front of the rails. Rails should be spaced no more than 3′ (900mm) apart and 10″ (200mm) from the end of the pickets. If your fence or screen is higher than 4’6″ (1.3m) you will need to allow for 3 horizontal rails.

Wood privacy screens & fencingDig a footing 12″ x12″ x24″ deep, for each post. Start by concreting the two end posts first then setup a string line along the top of your posts. Concrete the other posts using a level and the string line.

Cut a rebate for your wood rails (usually 3″ x 2″). Cut the rails, joining only at each post and fix into position. Fix the pickets, lattice or panneling into position. Make sure to paint all joins prior to assembly.

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