Privacy screens and windbreaks : make the right choice
There's no better way to shield a patio, balcony or garden than a privacy screen or windbreak. With these screens, you're sure to keep prying eyes out! We offer a huge range of products at great prices from leading brands. Choose from a variety of different lengths to find the perfect fit for your balcony or garden.
A garden privacy solution can be a great option if your neighbours are a little on the nosy side or you just want to feel at ease in your garden away from the rest of the world. Here you will find a wide selection of products designed to give you a bit more privacy at home. There is something for everyone from the most affordable screens right up to high-end designer models. We have products from top brands such as Windhager at some of the best prices on the internet. To help you find your way around our large range, let us take you through a few important points with a quick guide.
First of all, you have a few different products to choose from. Privacy screens made of materials like brushwood, bamboo or reed are held together by metal wires. A windbreak is a kind of canvas which can be made of different materials and varies in thickness. Heather screening is also made from natural materials but differs from other screens in terms of design. As the thatch that makes up these screens is made of all different sizes of materials, they are slightly less opaque.
Some products have are designed to offer complete privacy. If you want a product to block out UV rays, go for a blackout screen. If you have plants that don't cope well with direct sunlight, place them in front of a screen that only allows partial sunlight to enter.
Another element that can help you decide is the density of the product (in g/m²). Generally speaking, the higher the density, the stronger the product. This factor will also affect air passage. The thicker the screen, the more difficult it is for air to pass through. If you want to provide shade but keep the air flowing, choose a low-density screen. Density can also impact the opacity of the screen. A high-density screen tends to let less sunlight through.
Finally, you can move on to less important factors such as colour and design. For example, you might be looking for a screen with a more natural look. Some products are UV-treated to help them retain their colour for longer. Treated screens will generally have a longer service life. It's also important to think of the size of the area in which you want to install the screen. For a balcony, for example, you need a much shorter screen than one designed to stretch around an entire garden.