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Top 10 most popular screening projects




An outdoor screen is the ultimate concealer. You may want to hide something in your garden, add some privacy to an area or create an eye-catching feature.


Even with the world’s friendliest neighbours, most of us prefer a home where we have privacy so we can relax.


The Bunnings Workshop community can help with creative solutions to most D.I.Y. challenges. Here are our most popular screening projects by pageviews:


Using climbers to enliven a Colorbond fenceUsing climbers to enliven a Colorbond fence


1. Climbers to dress up Colorbond fence by @royq 

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


2. Screening to hide hot water systems by @ProjectPete 


Hot water systems can be an eyesore, so Pete built a wooden screen to create a trail for a climbing Ficus.


3. Bin storage box by @ponting72 


This neat-and-tidy solution kept rubbish bins out of sight but still remain easily accessible.


4. Fence makeover for the pool area by @ProjectPete

 Fence makeover for the pool areaFence makeover for the pool area

Pete used rough sawn Marri to create a rustic wooden cladding for a Colorbond pool fence.


5. Fence extension for extra privacy by @Shannon 


Wanting extra privacy, Shannon added panels to extend the height of his fence using a modular design that can be removed for maintenance.


6. New garden screening by @Brad 


Brad’s garden screening not only added a beautiful feature, but also helped keep his dog out of the garden.


7. Bamboo fence panel for extra privacy by @Shannon 


Shannon used wonderful bamboo panelling and a rose mahogany stain to bring a touch of Bali to his backyard and greatly enliven the fence.


8. Timber screening on fence by @Chaks_DIY 

Timber screening on fenceTimber screening on fence

With this eye-catching design, Rufaro combined timber and screening panels to elevate the appearance of his backyard fence and create a feature in its own right.


9. Privacy screen planter box by @Yorky88 


Marty combined a privacy screen with a raised planter box in this clever project using recycled pallet timber.


10. Feature fences by @ProjectPete 


More inspiration for how to clad a fence, Pete has created four different feature fences to add sophistication and style to backyard areas using different materials including timber and fibre cement boards.


More inspiring screening ideas


The Bunnings Workshop community have shared many other inspiring screening projects. Here's some other great projects:


Pallet upcycling to create screeningPallet upcycling to create screening 




Screening projects in the garden


There are some really simple outdoor projects to create a private garden retreat. By doing it yourself you'll save a lot of money.


Want more privacy, but don’t know where to start? Here are some ideas for outdoor privacy projects to suit all skill levels.


Bins, clotheslines and sheds are a fact of life, but shouldn’t be the star feature of your garden. Here are five ways to hide these necessary but not always nice to look items in your garden.


More help for backyard screening projects


The Bunnings Workshop community can provide helpful suggestions for any screening project. Here's some recent discussions:


  • Privacy screen by @Caron - Caron wanted to be able to open her front door to let the sea breeze through a 1940s cottage, but didn’t want to sacrifice privacy.

 Screening a hot water systemScreening a hot water system

  • Privacy screening by @katita - Ideas for how to create a screen to break up the line of sight between two neighbouring windows.




Fences as screening


A fence can provide important privacy and security to your home and doesn’t have to look drab. You can transform a dull fence into an attractive feature of your garden. Here are the top 10 most popular fence projects from the Bunnings Workshop community.


The standard install height for Colorbond fencing is 1800mm. You can add privacy and security to your boundary fencing with D.I.Y. extensions taking the finished height to 2100mm. Find out how in ProjectPete’s step-by-step guide How to add an extension to a Colorbond fence.


Using plants as screening


Plants can also be used to give privacy or hide something in your garden. Here's some helpful suggestions for plants to consider: 



  • Planting a new native hedge by @Adam_W - Murraya is a native that grows well from full-sun through to part-shade, has beautiful perfumed white flowers and can flower multiple times a year.

 Planting a new native hedgePlanting a new native hedge






Bunnings also offers great advice on the best plants to use to create a hedge boundary.


Help with your privacy screen project


Need help with working out how to create more privacy in your home? Feel free to press the Start a discussion button and our members will be more than happy to help.


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Experienced Contributor

Thank you for the mention - the screen has been a blessing! 

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