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How To Transform An Old Timber Fence

Timber fences are a convenient fencing solution but they tend to deteriorate with age. Instead of replacing the fence which is costly and labour intensive, why not cover it? This allows you to retain its structural ability and apply any finish you like to hide its tired look. Whether you prefer an organic or contemporary finish, there are several natural materials you can consider to cover an old tired fence, starting with bamboo rod screens and slatted bamboo timber screens.

Organic Look

BEFORE: The old timber fence that needed raising & cladding. 

Client’s problem

For this project, the owner had spent a lot on their new pool but the existing timber fence was too low to meet the requirements for pool boundary fence certification and its old tired look contrasted with the modern finish of the pool.

They did not want to replace the fence but just to increase its height and refresh its look.

House of Bamboo solution

The black rod bamboo fencing was a perfect, relatively inexpensive solution whereby the customer could use the existing fence yet clad it so it complimented the beautiful surrounds and also meet the requirements for pool fencing certification.

AFTER: The same fence clad in our natural, sustainable black bamboo 

How to install bamboo rod screens

Bamboo screens are easy to install by fixing batons to your existing fence and screwing our black bamboo rod screens to those. They come as a 1200 mm roll with either 1800 or 2400 mm height and are joined with quality stainless steel wire making them suitable for coastal properties exposed to salt water.

See our video for more detailed installation help, or call us on 1300 665 703 for a quote to install yours.

Contemporary Look

Organic black bamboo fencing contrasts beautifully with light coloured pavers but if you prefer a more contemporary look, slatted bamboo timber fencing could be the perfect solution to upgrade a basic timber fence.

BEFORE: Basic timber fence which did not meet the requirements for pool boundary fence certification
AFTER: Slatted Bamboo Timber Fencing – Pool Certification Granted

To view more contemporary fence transformations, click here and see how engineered bamboo fencing can help you refresh an ugly timber fence and improve the look of your outdoor space.

How To Cover Your Colourbond Fence

Colourbond fences are a convenient fencing solution but their industrial look is not for everyone. Whether you prefer an organic or contemporary finish, there are several natural materials you can consider to cover your Colourbond fence, starting with bamboo rod screens and slatted bamboo timber screens.

Organic Look

One of our clients had a few issues with his Colorbond fence and needed to find a solution that addressed all of them.

BEFORE: The Colorbond fence which needed raising & cladding. 

Client’s problem

For this project, the owner had spent a lot on building a new pool and then tiling the surrounds with travertine.

As the project developed, the unattractive Colorbond fence started to become more and more of an eyesore.

They did not want to replace the fence.
They also had to raise it slightly due to the tiling.
The fence then did not meet pool certification regarding height.

House of Bamboo solution

The black rod bamboo fencing was a perfect, relatively inexpensive solution whereby the customer could use the existing fence yet clad it so it complimented the beautiful surrounds and also meet pool requirements.

AFTER: The same fence clad in our natural, sustainable black bamboo 

How to install bamboo rod fencing

It’s so easy to install by fixing batons to your existing Colorbond fence and screwing our black bamboo rod screens to those! They come as a 1200 mm roll with either 1800 or 2400 mm height and are joined with quality stainless steel wire.

See our video for more detailed installation help, or call us on 1300 665 703 for a quote to install yours.

Contemporary Look

Organic black bamboo fencing contrasts beautifully with light coloured pavers but if you prefer a more contemporary look, slatted bamboo timber fencing could be the perfect solution to get your pool certified while giving a modern finish to your pool area.

BEFORE: Dark grey Colourbond fence – Non Certified Pool
AFTER: Modern Slatted Bamboo Fencing – Pool Certification Granted

To view more contemporary fence transformations, click here and see how engineered bamboo fencing can help you improve the look of your outdoor space while getting your pool certified.

Do you want to address design and privacy issues in your home but don’t know where to start? You may want to begin by choosing the right material. In this case, a bamboo privacy screen could be your best choice. Here are some of the reasons why.

 

Choose Bamboo Privacy Screens

 

1. A Bamboo Privacy Screen is Sustainable

Compared with hardwoods, bamboo is easier to grow. Since it is actually a grass and not wood, it is easier to grow bamboo after it is harvested. Bamboo materials used home improvement projects can be easily regenerated in a shorter time.  It is environment-friendly so you can improve your home’s design and privacy without worrying about the environmental impact that your choice may bring.

 

2. Blocking Off Areas is Easy When Using a Bamboo Privacy Screen

With bamboo, you’re sure to get the privacy you need whether you’ll use it outdoors or to separate rooms inside your home. There is a wide selection of bamboo privacy screens and you can find those that are spaced closely to completely block views. There are also bamboo privacy screens that are designed to allow air and light to still pass through.

Some examples of bamboo privacy screens that you might want to check include:

 

3. Bamboo Privacy Screens Won’t Limit Your Design Preferences

Bamboo has a natural charm that can easily blend well or even enhance any theme or design. Aside from its natural colour, there are also bamboo privacy screens with a wide variety of stains. With these options, you’re sure to meet your design and customisation preferences while getting the privacy you need.

 

4. A Bamboo Privacy Screen is Low Maintenance

With a bamboo privacy screen, you won’t be burdened with high maintenance costs. You can make the most of it to improve your home’s design and privacy while keeping maintenance costs low.

Here are some of the basic maintenance tips for your bamboo privacy screen:

  • Perform regular inspection to check for links that need to be tightened or posts that need to be secured.
  • For a bamboo privacy screen that uses metal brackets, inspect for signs of corrosion. Treat with a lubricant to prevent the formation of rusts.
  • Stain or seal the bamboo privacy screen upon installation to increase its durability.
  • Restore the waxy layer of a bamboo privacy screen by adding a sealant that can bring it back to life.

5. Bamboo is the Less Expensive Choice

Aside from sustainability, a bamboo privacy screen is a more affordable option. The materials are inexpensive. Aside from that, it requires easy installation so you can finish your home improvement project on your own, and there are ready-made bamboo privacy screens that can be set up without using expensive tools or requiring skilled help from contractors. Overall, this means greater savings for you.

 

ALSO READ: Extend the Life of your Bamboo using these Bamboo Maintenance Products

 

In Conclusion, design and privacy are two important aspects that you should look into along with your home improvement plans. When deciding on what material to use, choose the one with the most benefits and can complement your design ideas well. A bamboo privacy screen has the advantages that can serve your needs and even last you a long time with proper care.

Are you looking for a bamboo privacy screen? House of Bamboo has a wide selection of products for your home improvement needs. We’ll help you find the right material that meets your requirements. Contact us today to enquire or to place an order.

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