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What is the best screening for gardens?

Screening panels are some of the best privacy solutions for gardens. These panels are either solid or have shapes in them to create a stunning visual while minimising what people can see through them. They are great at secluding areas of the garden or the entire garden. Metal garden screens, made with Corten steel or powder-coated aluminium, are some of the most durable as they can withstand typical British weather without losing their stunning appearance.

How do you install decorative garden screens?

Decorate garden screens are designed to be easy to install, even in the most challenging of places. Our bespoke service will give you the perfect fit with made to measure garden screens. Once you have added the clamps to the posts, you’ll then install the posts into the ground and then attach the panel. It is a very straightforward process, but if you’d rather make it even easier on yourself, you can find Stark & Greensmith installers near you.

How can I make my garden more private?

Fences are a great way to add some privacy to your garden. However, traditional fences may not have the aesthetic that you are hoping for. Our range of decorative fence panels can add a beautiful visual while keeping your garden separate and private. The laser-cut designs are available in both Corten steel and powder-coated aluminium.

What can I use decorative screens for?

Decorative screens aren’t just for use as stunning fencing around your property. They can also be used within the garden itself to hide any unsightly areas, such as walls or tanks. You can even use terrace screening to create a separation between one area of the garden and another without completely cutting it off, such as around decking.

What is the purpose of a pergola?

Pergolas are designed to help provide protection from harsh elements, such as rain showers or sun. Most pergolas aren’t covered, but they create some protection while separating out a section of the garden. Available in both Corten steel and powder-coated aluminium, our pergolas are the perfect space to relax and entertain.

Why are pergolas not covered?

Pergolas, unlike gazebos or conservatories, are not intended to be used to completely protect from the elements. They provide a little protection from direct sunlight and light rain showers, but are often used instead as sitting areas to let the breeze through and create a solid structure for any climbing plants.

What is a pedestrian gate?

Pedestrian gates, also known as garden gates, are used by people moving into and exiting your garden. If you want to have access to your garden from the outside, a pedestrian gate is the perfect solution. With six different designs to choose from, you can easily match your new gate to your current garden fencing.

What are balustrade panels?

Used as a fence or barrier around roofs, balconies, terraces, and more, balustrade panels are decorative and functional fences to prevent falls from high areas. They combine privacy with safety, with an A1 fire rating.

What is a moon gate?

Moon gates are circular constructs in gardens, acting as a pedestrian passageway. Often associated with the symbolism of birth and renewal, they can make a stunning feature in any garden. Our range of Corten steel moon gates will look gorgeous in the winter for a romantic setting and in the summer as you relax and unwind.

Can garden screens add value to my home?

Yes! Garden screens are hugely beneficial to as they can be used to create features in your home. They can also help to reduce insurance costs by increasing the privacy and improving security with beautiful designs.

Are composite or Corten steel fences better?

Corten steel fences are a long-term investment, offering sturdy, durable products that are sustainable and recyclable. Composite can only be recycled as composite again, while Corten steel can be recycled into a variety of forms.

What are the benefits of metal garden screening?

Metal garden screening isn’t just beautiful to look at. This type of screening is strong and long-lasting, making it the ideal product for your home. It is also completely recyclable, so your new metal garden screening won’t harm the environment. At Stark & Greensmith, we aim to cut climate-changing carbon emissions and save energy where possible, and so all of our screening is made from solid aluminium or Corten steel, which are two of the most recycled materials in the world after concrete.

Why is metal screening preferred to wood plastic composite (WPC)?

Wood plastic composite degrades over time and it is impossible to recycle, as there are currently no recycling facilities available to do so. For this reason, we here at Stark & Greensmith opt to use solid aluminium or Corten steel for our products. It offers the strength and durability required while also being a better choice for the planet.

Why should I use aluminium or steel for metal fencing?

There are a number of reasons why aluminium or steel are the preferred materials for metal fencing. Not only are these products recyclable, making them a better choice for the environment, but they also have a natural resistance to corrosion. This means that your metal fencing will last a lifetime, eliminating the need to replace your fences at a later date. They are a beautiful investment for your home or business.


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