What are privacy screens?

Privacy screens are a practical and aesthetically pleasing option to improve privacy for homeowners. Offered in a range of materials, colours and styles, privacy screens and louvres can add a touch of architectural design to your home whilst securing areas that may otherwise be exposed, such as decks used for outdoor entertaining, your front fences and even your balconies.

What materials and designs can you choose from?

At Balustrade Design, we offer a range of materials and designs to suit your home. Many DIY privacy screens lean towards materials such as timber, pine and lattice, all of which can be damaged by the elements over a few seasons. A professional privacy screen is usually hard-wearing aluminium in slats, or made with opaque/obscuring glass. 

Our Louvre Screen is a framed screen with aluminium slats available in a range of colours, suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas.

Perforated Privacy Screen by Balustrade Design

The Perforated Sheet Screen is another framed aluminium screen, although the sheet comes perforated. This adds an interesting touch to your home whilst ensuring durability.

Waterford Privacy Screen by Balustrade Design

The Waterford Screen is a framed aluminium screen with obscure glass and satin etch glass infill. This screen is great for balconies, offering privacy to go about your personal time without feeling exposed. 

Woodview Privacy Screen by Balustrade Design

The Woodview Screen is a framed aluminium slatted screen, with a small gap between slats so you don’t feel completely cut off from the world around you. A great option for front or backyards, as well as balconies and outdoor areas. 

What are the main benefits of privacy screens?

Privacy screens aren’t just for ensuring privacy, but also host a range of benefits that suit your lifestyle. In our harsh Australian climate, privacy screens can offer protection from the elements by blocking off the sun, wind and rain and giving you a space to enjoy with family and friends.

Privacy screens also offer a solution for extra space that won’t break the bank, by allowing you to establish an area that has clear boundaries and shelter, without needing to invest in extensions or adding extra rooms. This also provides a space to relax in peace – whether that be from neighbours, strangers on the street and even our family. A space to enjoy together, alone!

With the wide range of designs and styles that are available, your slats and screens can work to suit any home and meet the needs of you and your family. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and privacy screens can even be used to fence off unsightly features such as wheelie bins, water tanks and sheds.

What are the common locations for privacy screens?

Privacy screens are utilised for more than just privacy and can work to suit a range of areas in your home. Popular areas include storage areas, tanks, areas with exposed plumbing such as pools, as well as larger areas such as decks, patios, balconies, front fences and even as a backdrop to the garden.

You aren’t restricted with locations for your privacy screens, nor with your choices in style, colour and materials. At Balustrade Design we can help with all the tricky decisions such as style and placement, as well as the installation. Get in touch with us today for more information on how to boost privacy and add value to your home with privacy screens.

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