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How to Attach Bamboo Screening to a Fence: A Detailed Guide

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How to Attach Bamboo Screening to a Fence:

Key Takeaways:

  • Strength and Versatility of Bamboo Screening: Bamboo screening is not just an aesthetically pleasing choice, but also a strong, durable and versatile one. It can be used as a standalone screen or attached to an existing fence or wall, and it’s capable of withstanding the elements.
  • Easy Installation: Even for those without prior experience, attaching bamboo screening to a fence is a straightforward task. The process involves unrolling, positioning, securing, checking, and, if necessary, trimming the screening.
  • Decorating Options: Bamboo screening offers endless possibilities for decoration. You can enhance your garden’s aesthetic appeal and create a welcoming environment with hanging plants, string lights, bird feeders, and more.

Bamboo Screening is a popular choice for gardeners, landscapers, homeowners and DIY’ers. it makes an excellent privacy screen that looks great, is easily to install and very cost effective. One question we’re frequently asked is how best to attach it to a fence, so in this blog post we’ll walk you through the simple steps on exactly how to do it.

Our Bamboo Screening is a versatile product that is manufactured from durable, natural bamboo slats. When installed correctly, bamboo slat screening not only enhances the look of your garden but also acts as a privacy screen if needed. One of the most common uses is to disguise ugly walls or fence panels; it’s also often installed on fence panels to help prevent damage to delicate plants from wind. It’s a truly versatile product.

Benefits of Bamboo Screening:

The great thing about bamboo is that it’s tensile strength per cm2 is higher than most other woods and even steel making it ideal for outdoor use. We sell three different heights here at EasyMerchant – 1m, 1.5m and 2m. Our bamboo screening can either be used by itself or attached to an existing fence or wall. It is held together by galvanised wires every 20cm making it strong and easy to install.

FAQ’s about Bamboo Screening:

Before we go into how to attach Bamboo Screening to your fence, let’s answer some of the most commonly asked questions.

How to attach bamboo screening?

You can attach it easily using u-nails, screws, or cable ties.

How to put up bamboo screening without a fence?

Bamboo screening can stand on its own when fixed to sturdy posts set in the ground. This process is similar to attaching a bamboo fence screening, with the only difference being the attachment point.

How to cut bamboo screening?

Use a sharp pair of gardening shears or a fine-toothed saw for a clean cut. This can be handy if the bamboo screening you have is bigger than your fence or if you want to create a customised fit.

What height can I build my privacy screening to?

In the UK, you can legally build  fencing up to 6’6″ or 2m. Above this, you will need to seek planning permission.

The steps on how to fix bamboo screening to a brick wall differ slightly, but the overall principles of installation remain the same. Instead of u-nails, you will use wall plugs and screws for this installation.

Now let’s take a step-by-step look at how to attach bamboo slat screening to a fence.

Step-by-Step Guide to Attaching Bamboo Screening to a Fence

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Step 1: Preparation:

Before starting, ensure that you purchase the correct size roll of bamboo screening that is the correct size for your fence. Once it’s arrived give it a check for any damages or errors then unroll it. Sometimes the slats may have become dislodged during transit and may not sit evenly. You can roll the bamboo screening out to easily relevel the slats. Sometimes even just giving it a quick shake can even it back out. Make sure to prepare all necessary tools beforehand. You will need u-nails, screws, or cable ties, a hammer or electric screwdriver, and possibly a ladder for high fences.

Step 2: Unroll the Bamboo Screening

Unroll the bamboo screening on the ground alongside to your fence. This will give you a visual indication of how it’s going to look once installed and ensure that the roll is of the correct size. Remember, our bamboo screening rolls come in various sizes to cater to your specific needs. So measure the fence first and buy the appropriate sized roll to fit. It can be cut down to size, so if the size is slightly too tall, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Step 3: Position the Bamboo Screening

Lift the bamboo screening roll against your fence. It’s usually easier to start from one end and gradually unfold it along the fence. For high fences, you might need a ladder or a helping hand to lift it. Ensure the screening is level and covers the fence adequately. If you’re using U Nails you’ll need a hammer or a screwdriver if you’re using screws. When securing the screening, it’s best to start from the top corner and move across from there. Ensure that the screening is tightly fitted by attaching it at regular intervals (we recommended every 50cm to avoid any loose areas or sagging). Try to ensure that is it evenly attached so that wind doesn’t get behind it and dislodge it over time.

Step 5: Adjust and Check

Once the first set of nails or screws are in place, step back and check if the screening is even and straight. Make any adjustments if necessary, before you continue attaching the rest of the screening.

Step 6: Repeat the Process

Repeat the securing process along the height and length of the bamboo screening until it is fully attached to the fence. Ensure that the bottom of the screening is also secure to prevent it from flapping in the wind, which could damage or dislodge the screening overtime.

Step 7: Trimming the Screening

If your bamboo screening is longer or taller than necessary, you will need to trim it. Mark the area to be cut with a pencil and level, then use a fine-toothed saw or a sharp pair of gardening shears to cut along the marked line. Be careful to make a clean cut for a neat finish.

Step 8: Final Check:

Step back and examine the newly installed screening. Ensure that its securely attached and there are no loose ends. You have now successfully transformed your garden with our Bamboo Screening!

Remember, each installation will be unique due to the varying conditions of fences, so adjust the steps as necessary. Always prioritise safety while handling tools and climbing ladders. Enjoy your new privacy and the fresh look your bamboo screening brings!

Decorating your Bamboo Fence Screening:

Now that your new bamboo screening is successfully attached to your fence, you can leave it as is as it looks fantastic on its own, or you can choose to decorate it to further enhance the look of your garden. Here are a few ideas:

1 – Hanging plants or planters:

You can attach hanging plants to your bamboo screening. The added greenery adds a unique vertical gardening element and can look very pretty once installed. Make sure to choose plants that will thrive in your local climate and the amount of sunlight they’ll receive.

2 – Climbing plants, or vines:

Another pretty option is to use climbing plants such as clematis, honeysuckle or jasmine. Over time, these plants will climb up the bamboo and add a nice natural touch.

3 – String lights or fairy lights:

If you want to add some sparkle to your garden ten you could consider draping string lights over the bamboo screening, or even weaving the lighting between the bamboo slats. Solar powered lights are energy efficient and automatically light up once the gets dark.

4 – Wind chimes or bells:

Another idea is to hang wind chimes or or bells from the top of your bamboo screening. This adds gentle, calming sounds when the wind blows.

5 – Bird feeders or houses:

If you love wildlife or bird watching, consider hanging bird feeders or bird houses to your bamboo screening. This can help to attract a variety of birds to your garden,

6 – Outdoor mirrors:

Outdoor mirrors can be used to reflect light into more shaded areas or your garden, and they can also make the space seem larger.

Remember to check that the fence and screening can handle the weight of any decorations before you add them, and make sure that any decorations are attached securely when installing them. These decorative ideas will help create an attractive, relaxing, and inviting atmosphere in your garden. Enjoy the process of personalising your space!


Attaching bamboo screening to your fence is a simple but rewarding job. It can really help to transform the look of your garden while adding privacy at the same time.If you have any further questions or would like to purchase bamboo screening call the EasyMerchant team today!

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