Neighbours…most of us have them, some of us even get along well with them but let’s face it – we all need a bit of privacy sometimes. The simple answer is to put up a garden fence but what if we told you we could offer something better?
Decorative steel screens are one of the hottest garden trends for 2019. Here we will provide a complete guide to their uses and benefits, to help you discover the many ways you can transform your garden.
Fencing your garden with decorative screens
Traditional fencing is great for providing privacy but dare we say it can be a bit…boring! If you are looking for a way to shield your garden from neighbouring houses, whilst adding style and character to your outdoor space, steel garden screens are the answer. Unlike traditional fencing, they’re available in a wide range of contemporary patterns and colours, so you can make your garden a little more unique. The intricate laser cut patterns adoring the screens also allow sunlight to shine through to your garden, so you don’t have to make compromises for the sake of privacy.
Making your garden a safe space
Not only are decorative screens great for increasing privacy in your garden but they can also create boundaries and make it a safer space. If you are hoping to create a child-friendly or pet-friendly garden they’ll be ideal. Install them around the edge of your garden to prevent your children or pets from being able to wander off elsewhere.
Ponds make lovely garden features but are understandably a safety concern for families with young children. One option, if you want to keep your pond, is to fence it with garden screens. That way, you can still enjoy its beauty and provide a safe haven for wildlife, without having to worry about your children’s safety.
Creating beautiful flower displays
Decorative steel panels are already attractive to look at but you can further enhance them with beautiful flower displays. Use them as a backdrop for your flowerbeds or even as trellis for crawling plants like Clematis. They’ll make an eye-catching feature in your garden and can help structure your plants for improved growth.
The good news is that our steel garden screens are also weatherproof. This means they’ll withstand even the harshest of British weather and help to protect your plants and flowers from taking a battering during strong winds and heavy downpours.
Designing an alfresco dining area
Summer is the perfect season for alfresco dining. If you’re looking for new furniture, rattan and cast aluminium garden sets are this year’s must-haves, along with stylish fire pits that will add both warmth and light to your garden.
Decorative steel panels are great for adding shelter to outdoor dining and barbecue areas. Some people even like to use them to build stylish pergola-like structures. They’ll also increase levels of privacy, so you can relax and enjoy yourself, without feeling like your neighbours are watching your every move.
Screening off something unsightly
Many of us have no choice but to store our bins in the garden and unfortunately they can be a bit of an eye sore. The good news is you don’t have to put up with it. Build yourself a bin store using stylish steel garden screens. With various different styles and sizes available, you can create a custom screening solution to meet your needs.
Structuring garden sections
Garden screens are also useful for dividing up your garden into sections. This will prove very beneficial if you want to use your outdoor space for a number of different purposes and get the most value from it.
Use your garden screens to form a path that takes you through your garden. Alternatively, create partitions for different areas for playing, dining, planting etc.
Are decorative screens a good fit for my garden?
Decorative screens are available in a wide range of designs, so there is something to suit all gardens, from traditional countryside to urban retreats. Whether you have a large space or a postage-stamp square to fence, they’ll be more than adequate for the job.
Metal garden screens are suitable for a wide range of other purposes. Essentially pieces of artwork in their own right and can be installed as such in your outdoor space. Alternatively, use them for hiding unsightly outdoor features or adding shelter to your brand new pergola. Really, your imagination is the only limit as to what you can do with you decorative garden screens. It’s all about getting creative and giving your garden a truly bespoke look.
Of course, if you’re planning on using the garden screens to create boundaries, it’s a good idea to get a thumbs up from your local planning office first. They may have height regulations or certain requirements that you need to follow. If you’re simply using your decorative screens as a design feature within your garden or for structuring your plants, you should be perfectly fine!
Easy to install and low maintenance
One of the key benefits of choosing decorative steel panels for you garden is that they come with flexible installation options. Install them freestanding (with posts), use them as cladding for existing fencing or attach them to brick or rendered walls. The possibilities are endless! You can even flip them on their side and fit them horizontally or install them on top of an existing wall or fence for added privacy. All of our garden screens are designed for DIY fitting.
Another advantage of choosing steel garden screens is that they don’t require a lot of maintenance. As they are already treated and fully weatherproof, you won’t need to worry about painting or protecting them from rust. They’ll stand the test of time and look as good as the day you bought them.
Buying decorative garden screens online
With so many benefits and uses, it’s no wonder that garden screens are so popular with homeowners. If you’re ready to transform your garden and discover the benefits of decorative steel panels, why not order them online and have them delivered to your door?
Choose from our stunning collections of contemporary designs or design your own panel and we’ll manufacture it to your specification. Whatever your requirements, we’ll go the extra mile to ensure they’re met.
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