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Screen to hide a hot water system

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Pre-made screens can be used to quickly and easily hide unsightly items like hot water systems in your backyard for a low cost. 





The project


This is a quick job to tick off on a weekend - installing screening with a creeping plant to hide hot water systems. Nothing fancy, nice and easy - does the job!


The pre-made panels used in this project are Lattice Makers 1800 x 900mm Herringbone Hardwood Screen Panel.


They are fixed it to the wall with three heavy duty angle brackets and some Ramset anchors.


I planed a Climbing Ficus. They're a fast growing climber which I've used before and been happy with. They're quite aggressive so can cause some mischief if they start growing on brittle/dislodgeable things. I'll make sure they don't creep onto my brickwork.


Growth after 8 monthsGrowth after 8 months

Before and after






Bunnings Workshop member andarm advices anyone screening a heat pump or the external unit of an air conditioner to make sure they do not restrict the air flow to or from from the unit. Air flow restriction will impact the unit's efficiency.


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Check out the Top 10 most popular screening projects for more inspiration for your home. 

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