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Top 10 most popular screening projects

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An outdoor screen is a great way to hide unsightly views and add privacy. It can also work as a stylish feature in your outdoor entertaining area. 


Bunnings Workshop community members have shared many inspiring and creative screening projects.


Here are our top 10 most popular screening projects on Workshop by pageviews:


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1. Training climbers to screen a fence by @royq 

Roy camouflaged a Colorbond fence with a living screen of fast-growing Chinese Star Jasmine using wire cable. 


2. Screen to hide a hot water system by @ProjectPete 


Hot water systems can be an eyesore, so Pete utilised a pre-made panel and planted a climbing Ficus as an attractive screening solution.


3. Front yard garden bed screening by @suequarford 


A garden bed full of fragrant plants in the front yard created a lively feature and partitioning from the street.


4. Custom air conditioner cover and barbecue stand by @DoSimpleBetter 


Wanting to hide an unsightly air conditioning unit, community member DoSimpleBetter built a clever screening solution that also doubles as a handy barbecue table for their apartment balcony.


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5. Vertical garden with built-in watering system by @kel 


Judy's self-watering vertical garden allows her to grow more in a compact space but is also a fantastic aesthetic screening solution for an otherwise plain Colorbond fence.


6. Low-profile deck with screening and steps by @MGusto 


Workshop member MGusto installed two Merbau screening panels to separate their deck from the rest of their outdoor area as part of this popular low-level decking project. 


7. Bamboo fence panel for extra privacy by @Shannon 


Shannon used bamboo panelling and a rose mahogany stain to add privacy to his backyard.


8. Merbau feature wall by @weekenddiyer 


Built in a single weekend, this eye-catching outdoor kitchen includes a vertical garden feature wall that screens a huge water tank.Timber screening on fenceTimber screening on fence


9. Feature wall fence with Matrix screen panels by @diy_hausdesigns 


Rufaro refreshed a dated fence by building an eye-catching screening made out of Matrix screen panels and Merbau decking.


10. Fire pit entertaining area with custom bench seats and screening by @lcooksey88 


A kids play area was converted into a stylish space for gathering around the fire pit with custom bench seats, Merbau screening and Un-Real hedge panels.


How to build outdoor screens


Horticulturist and prolific Workshop contributor Adam Woodhams has shared a step-by-step guide on How to build timber screening to provide a simple and cost-effective screening solution. 


Adam's guide on How to build privacy screening is also great for anyone looking to enclose their deck or patio for added privacy.


How to create privacy by planting


You can use plants as effective and attractive screens in your garden. Check out these guides on How to choose a screening plant and How to create privacy by planting for helpful advice. 


More inspiring screening ideas

Bunnings Workshop community members have shared many other terrific projects that you can use as inspiration for your next screening project. Ideas include:







Our Top 10 most popular fence projects is also useful for those looking at using fences as screening solutions, while 5 ways to create a vertical garden contains examples of vertical gardens that work as screening solutions.



Last updated: October 2023


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