The bamboo fencing rolls provide quick covers from unsightly structures and give the outdoor spaces a natural appearance. It is easy to set up.
This article aims to help you choose the right bamboo screening panels and importantly, build the bamboo fence you can be proud of.
Let’s dive in and find out.
Use the bamboo fencing rolls
There are two common ways to set up bamboo privacy fencing, either attach them to an existing fence or as a standalone structure.
The best bamboo screening privacy panels (including the rolls and splits) must meet the 7 checkpoints discussed in this article. In brief, an ideal bamboo fence screening should
- be treated to protect against wind and weather;
- cover the designated area or cut to fit perfectly;
- be well packaged and delivered to the customer; and
- have strong structural support.
Build strong a bamboo fencing
The bamboo screening panels and rolls are beautiful products, they attach easily to existing fences. The screens are also strong enough to use as standalone fences.
Use a few supporting 2 x 1 round posts at intervals to build the frame for the bamboo fences.
The bamboo screen rolls range from 1 metre to 4 metres high with variable widths. It’s up to you to cut the bamboo rolls to fit sections of the fence. When cutting the bamboo rolls, be careful not to destroy the wire loop.
In addition, paint the bamboo rolls with bamboo stains or fence paints. As mentioned earlier, a bamboo screen can last up to 10 years, even more, if it is well protected from the elements.
Many bamboo fence screening customers prefer the 1.5 metres and 2 metres bamboo screening panels/rolls for fences that are 3 metres to 6 metres tall.
Tools and materials
Here are 10 tools and materials you’ll need to put up the bamboo fencing rolls.
Tools: (Check out Bamboo Digging and Cutting Tools)
- Tape measure
- Cable tie/wire
- Round treated posts
- Bamboo stains/Fence paints. Get them at B&Q DIY
- Bamboo fence screening panels/bamboo fencing rolls. Get them at Crocus UK
Use bamboo panels to build fence screening
Here are the general steps for building a standalone bamboo screen or attaching bamboo rolls to fences and existing structures.
- Measure the length and width of the designated privacy screening area (Take note of bends or any adjustments).
- Order bamboo fencing panels and treated posts (according to how many you’ll need from your measurement in Step 1)
- Dig the soil and set the posts in place (You may have to cement the posts to provide additional strength).
- Build a strong frame connecting the treated posts.
- Cut to length and width of the screening area (Some DIYers prefer to cut the bamboo splits after the bamboo splits are in place).
- Tie the bamboo rolls with cable ties or wires to the mainframe (in Step 4)
- Tidy the edges of the bamboo fence screening rolls and clear up.
Use treated posts with bamboo fencing rolls
Ideally, the round-treated posts tend to match the roundness of the bamboo stick, unless the bamboo screens are splits. So, use a strong post that you think will go well with the bamboo panels.
In fact, choosing a good fence post is important for building a new standalone privacy screen. For a strong support system, the posts should not be too close or further apart – too close and you’ll need more posts, further apart and the structure will wobble.
An interval of 1 metre or 1.5 metres between the pillar posts is ideal.
Bamboo fencing rolls – 7 Quality Checks
Here are quick tips for checking on the quality of the bamboo screen panels including the bamboo rolls, splits and chain-linked fences. Apply these checks to both online and in-person purchases.
Find out both the width and the height of the bamboo screening product. Some retailers either only state the width or the height of the bamboo panel.
Get to know both the width and the height prior to buying the bamboo fencing rolls.
The bamboo screening panels (including bamboo rolls and splits) often gather dust and absorb moisture during storage.
In addition, moulds and rust can form very quickly if the bamboo screening supplies are stored in damp dark places. So talk to the customer services people and ensure that the products are delivered to you well packed and free of defects.
Bamboo screening panels, rolls and splits will blacken and look dreadful when expose to the weather. Rust will also form on the wires.
The best thing to do is to ensure that the bamboo screening panels are treated, and panel wires are coated to protect the bamboo rolls.
If treated well, these items can last up to 10 years, even longer.
In fact, it is up to the shops to ensure that the brand-new bamboo screens are treated. But a clever customer should always ask about the quality of the bamboo screens before buying them.
The bamboo screening panels are easy to put up but can be tricky to start. Read the instruction carefully before setting the bamboo screening panel.
Many bamboo screening panels, rolls and splits are lightweight. They will collapse in strong winds if they are not set up correctly. They are also prone to wind damage.
Set up the bamboo screens using treated pillar posts to withstand the damage.
Bamboo screens (especially the rolls, panels and spits) are susceptible to damp and wet conditions. The bamboo panels will eventually turn black or the wire rusting.
In such cases, treat the screen with bamboo stain.
7. Bamboo Posts
Bamboo rolls, panels and splits will require a firm support system. The posts are also important as the frame for the whole bamboo fence.
For a new standalone privacy screen, use treated (round) log posts to provide support and additional strength for the bamboo fence.
Select best bamboo fencing rolls
The bamboo fencing screen is quick to set up and lasts longer. The bamboo fencing rolls, splits and splits are great products for fencing screens.
The main problems with these products are mould, and rusty weather. These problems are easily avoided when you do a good check of the bamboo fencing products prior to buying them.
We hope the checklist and steps for building a strong bamboo privacy fence help.
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