Types Of Privacy Screens

Privacy screens are aptly named for their purpose – to provide privacy. There is no denying that with the crowded and busy lives people lead today, privacy has become one of the basics in life that need to be worked for. People from many walks of life crave privacy in the sense that it provides them the peace and quiet they’ve been missing throughout the day.

There are generally two types of privacy screens according to where they are used. These two types are outdoor privacy screens and indoor privacy screens.

Outdoor privacy screens are those that are used outside of the house. These types of privacy screens are often made out of plastic, stainless steel or aluminum. In choosing the material to be used for outdoor privacy screens, durability is of utmost importance. Outdoor privacy screens are often exposed to several weather conditions all in one day. A sunny weather during noontime followed by sudden rain showers in the afternoon would definitely call for a highly durable material. Apart from harsh weather conditions, outdoor privacy screens are also subjected to normal wear and tear of everyday use. Combined, these two factors that outdoor privacy screens are subjected to somehow shorten their lifespan – calling for stronger, more durable materials.

Indoor privacy screens, on the other hand, can be made out of any material available. Unlike outdoor privacy screens, this type of privacy screen is highly protected from weather conditions. Thus, materials like fabric, paper and wood which would not be appropriate for outdoor privacy screens are good options.

Privacy screens can also be classified according to design. That is, privacy screens can either be fixed or folding/movable. Fixed or stationary privacy screens are immovable once installed in a certain area. They are ideal for places which home owners determine to be almost always in need of covering. Folding or movable privacy screens are those used temporarily. They are often made out of lightweight materials which allow for easy storage and moving. Although one might think that folding or movable privacy screens are only used indoors, there are also instances wherein this type of privacy screen is used outdoors. Gatherings and special occasions in the backyard or front yard would make good use of folding or movable privacy screens. Once the gathering is over, home owners can easily move the privacy screens and store them for future use. Indoor use of folding or movable privacy screens are also observed in the bathroom and in guest rooms.

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

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Information You Need to Know


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Care & Maintenance

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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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