How An Outdoor Privacy Screen Works

Are you looking for an outdoor privacy screen? It’s not always a meek matter of one-type-suits-all. Palatial mansion or pint-sized plot, every yard has a spot needing a privacy fence or backyard retreat, to keep you away from your neighbors’ prying sight. Whether it’s for the area near your spa, pool, patio, outdoor kitchen, or just an area for enjoying some solitude, you’re going to need to fathom how to create that outdoor privacy screen, barrier, fence, etc.

Outdoor privacy screens can be made out of either non-living or living materials. Privacy screens serve to accommodate a particular area, create privacy or hide an unappealing feature. They work by obstructing the view of and the noise from passers-by, neighbors and proximate traffic, thus creating an outdoor area with evidently defined boundaries and some amount of privacy.

Non-Living Outdoor Privacy Screens

Non-living outdoor privacy screens can be made of fencing, lattice work, trellis, or free-standing fence sections installed in specific places. Fences are the most robust and cover the most expanse of outdoor space. Trellis and lattice work, because they cover open spaces, won’t create far-reaching privacy. However, when used together with evergreen or flowering vines, they can offer a great amount of seclusion as well as an exquisite view. Free-standing fence sections will leave open ends, but they are eye-catching, easy to install and helpful for covering landscapes or defining areas.

Living Outdoor Privacy Screens

Living outdoor privacy screens can be made from a hedge, a row of shrubs or grasses, a row of bamboo or a row of trees. As they grow, the area they cover and protect will be larger and the privacy they afford will become more complete. A row of bamboo can be just as sturdy and impassable as a tall wooden fence. A tall boxwood hedge creates a very safe border. Other living screens, like grasses or more spaced-out shrubs, offer characterization to an area and somewhat block the view, but also allow a feeling of candidness and connection with the remaining areas around.

Beyond creating privacy, outdoor screens can be used to highlight certain features of the yard or garden. By placing a screen around a water feature, for instance, or a particular flower bed, it will become more protuberant because the off-putting background is covered by the privacy screen.

If you are looking for outdoor privacy screens for your establishment, then visit us here at HC Design Solutions and talk to our team about your needs and budget. For inquiries, call us at +61 02 9648 2715 or visit our website at

Selecting a Product

So what type of privacy screen is right for your space? Below is a simple guide in choosing the right privacy screen.
Think about your space

Be clear about what you want to screen – is it just photographic or is it acoustic as well? Create a list of necessities your privacy screen must meet.

Entry spaces can truly benefit from the use of privacy screens. This is one area where they are becoming increasingly popular.

Decorative privacy screens can be utilized to divide large open plan spaces to generate ‘visual’ rooms. They can also be used to create an acoustic ceiling or wall lining in high noise areas.

Develop a design idea and think about it again!

There are numerous graphic styles and concepts you may choose from, so think about which style would optimally suit the interior look and feel of your own home. A screen is a sculptural bit which you can style in a really personal way; you may even desire to have a family picture laser-cut into the design.

Choose your design materials

Today’s material options and styles are numerous, and seeing contemporary architectural materials meeting with customary concepts is nothing short of remarkable.

Consider the maintenance, cost and quality of your screen

There are some privacy screen materials that require some amount of care. In choosing the material of your privacy screens, make sure you think about how it is maintained to ensure that you will be able to properly maintain it in the future.

Compare the costs and quality of all these materials. Choose a privacy screen that is within your budget without compromising the quality.

HCDS is a growing company in the field of producing quality and cost effective aluminium screens. We endeavour to deliver the most cost effective way of moulding Aluminium Screens to help our customers outdo their competitors with an exhilarating play of shadow and light.

We specialise in manufacturing a broad range of steel and Aluminium fixed and adjustable louvres, security and shade solutions for homeowners, lattice and slatting products to provide state-of-the-art privacy, plantation shutters, home renovators, project builders, property developers, architects, commercial and industrial property owners along with councils.

With every piece of our steel and aluminium shade, privacy and screening produces custom-made and manufactured to your terms, we offer complete tractability not only in design, but also in selections of colours, styles and sizing.

Selecting a Design

Pattern Designs

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Frame Designs

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Colour Samples

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Information You Need to Know


Choosing the right Material

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How to Specifiy your Space

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Care & Maintenance

How to Care & Maintain your Product

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Ordering a Screen


Step 1. Review the space and design you are looking for

Step 2. Measure up your space allowing for tolerance and fixings

Step 3. Contact us for a quotation or to book an appointment
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