Our garden is one place we can relax and escape the pressures of our busy lives. It should be a peaceful haven, but if you’re not adequately shielded from neighbours or traffic, or if you’re worried about keeping the dogs in, don’t despair. With expert advice, you can find the right fencing solution to screen off neighbours, block a cold wind, enjoy your stunning views or screen out the street.
5 Great Fencing Solutions for Privacy and Style
Horizontal Slat Fences
If you’re fencing for privacy around your patio or deck, but don’t want to block out light, horizontal wood slats are the ideal solution. Leaving space between the boards allows you to screen off neighbours while still allowing natural light through and you can layer lush plantings on both sides for additional privacy.
Tempered Glass Panels
Tempered glass panels are a great alternative for blocking wind on roof terraces or for fencing decks and outdoor areas where the view is a feature. Enhancing that stunning sea or valley view not only adds to your enjoyment, it can increase your home’s resale value.
Privacy Screens & Partitions
If you don’t want a solid fence around your patio, deck or barbecue area, privacy screens or partitions are the perfect solution. Several fences can easily be offset to provide privacy or to screen off the street or neighbours, while still allowing room for a path or plantings.
Pergolas and Lattice Panels
A well placed pergola or a lattice panel can be planted with climbers to add both beauty and privacy to a patio or outdoor entertainment area. Vines or trees that can be espaliered can be trained to fan out into arches that rise well above the top, adding extra height.
Trees and Hedges
As well as providing privacy, design structure and curb appeal to your home, large landscape plants and trees act as natural sound barriers for sounds like traffic, pets and lawnmowers. As an added bonus, studies have shown that carefully positioned trees and plants can reduce household energy consumption for heating and cooling by up to 25%*.
*Source: US Department of Energy, 1995.
Give us a call at OuterSpace Landscapes in Canterbury, NZ. Our expert team includes professional landscape designers and architects, structural landscape specialists, project estimators and landscape technicians, and a specialist planting crew. We can help with everything from design to construction. Phone 0800 100 750 or email [email protected]