It’s fair to say that in the 21st century, we’re all living in a less than private age. With the concept of the information super highway it allows us to text, tweet, and photograph every second of our (and indeed anyone else’s) lives. As a result it can be difficult for those who want to remain private, to stay private. Even when developers build new communities, more often than not, larger houses are situated on even smaller plots. This means you can sit in your own dining room and can’t help but see exactly what your neighbours are having for dinner as you look straight into their kitchen window.
Thankfully there are things that you can do to create privacy and one way is to build an outdoor privacy screen. They’re great if you want to enjoy your patio or decking without feeling as if you’re on display to the world. One of the best forms of privacy screen is steel. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages.
One of the most advantageous factors regarding steel privacy screens is that they can be made to just about any shape, style, or design. A skilled fabricator can fashion just about any shape from an idea or design so no matter how wacky or avant-garde you think it is, the chances are that with steel you can replicate it. From large oval panels to decorative floral designs, the versatility of steel knows no bounds.
It’s zero maintenance
Even though other materials such as wood can be treated, they’ll need to be painted or varnished every couple of years or so to avoid them from cracking, warping, and fading. On the contrary, with a galvanised or powder coated steel privacy screen, you never need to redo it. Just place it in your garden, terrace, or decking and enjoy it for many years to come.
It makes a great feature
Stainless steel privacy screens can make a great feature piece as well as a practical choice. Why not place them at intervals in your garden and allow trailing plants to grow up them. Alternatively, how about a couple of decorative louvre effect screens around an outdoor seating area? Throw in some mood lighting and it’s sure to make a great talking point for when you’re entertaining friends and family.
It’s a cost effective solution
Although initially a stainless steel privacy screen is more expensive than say wood or vinyl, it’s longevity means that it’s a really cost-effective option. What’s more it can even add monetary value to your home, so it could also be seen as a long-term investment and one which you’ll enjoy for many years to come.
If you’re interested in creating your own outdoor privacy screens then you need to speak to Metro Steel. We’ve been in the steel fabricating business for many years and fabricate all of our own products at our purpose built facility at Kabi Circuit. We specialise in one-off designs with a fast turn-around including privacy screening. Why not contact us today on 07 3204 1000 and let us turn your dreams into a reality.