There’s a range of great products on the market which cater for elegant screening of your deck or outdoor area. While building screens in hardwood to co-ordinate with adjacent decking is always popular, these new products give hardwood screenings a run for their money.
This secluded Springwood gazebo built by Outside Concepts Sydney West features extensive LouvrLAT screening which functions equally well to filter sun and increase privacy. LouvrLAT is available in both aluminium and steel. It’s also made locally in Penrith by Dunn and Farrugia and so was the preferred choice for this job, however several other reliable brands are available Australia wide including Aliwood and Deco Wood.
Aluminium louvres or slats offer many benefits – there’s no need to paint, they don’t twist or warp, they offer excellent resistance to salt and UV light, won’t fade and importantly, it really looks like timber!
Available in a textured wood grain finish and a range of credible colours, one of the main reasons Outside Concepts Sydney West likes to work with aluminium screening is because it won’t bleed. When fixing hardwood timber to a vertical surface the resins tend to bleed and drip down the wall or onto the paving below. This is unavoidable and will stain freshly prepared surfaces quickly and render them unsightly. If you use a timber substitute this problem is avoided.
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