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Installing bamboo fences

with brackets

Installing a bamboo fence with brackets is recommended for our Giant screens. Giant bamboo screens are beautiful and robust and their weight requires proper installation. Because bamboo poles are round we have developed a special stainless steel bracket which allows you to easily place a Giant bamboo garden screen.

Preparation

Before installing a bamboo fence, you should first calculate how much hardwood poles and bamboo screens on one side. We have Giant screens with a width of 90 cm and 180 cm available.

In order to calculate how many hardwood posts and Giant screens will fit on one side and how much residual space, if any, is left, it is best to make a simple sketch.

You always start and end with a 70 x 70 mm hardwood post. A Giant bamboo screen, 90 or 180 cm wide, is placed between two posts. The bamboo screens should be attached using the Stainless steel brackets to the hardwood posts. Please note that there is a 5 mm gap between the hardwood post and the screen.

The calculation is then as follows:

  1. You start with a hardwood pole: 7 cm
  2. Then you get the space between the hardwood pole and the Giant screen: 0.5 cm
  3. The Giant Screen of 90 or 180 cm (in this example we choose the 180 cm version): 180 cm
  4. Then you get the space between the hardwood pole and the Giant screen again: 0.5 cm
  5. And you end up with a hardwood pole again: 7 cm
  6. This gives a total width of: 195 cm

If you place one bamboo screen between two wooden posts, you will need 195 cm of space. For each additional screen you can repeat steps 2 to 5, so you need to calculate 195 cm for the first screen and 188 cm for each subsequent screen including one extra hardwood post.

To calculate how many screens you will need, take the total length and subtract 195 cm. Then divide the remainder by 188 cm. The result is rounded up and you add the first screen to know how many screens you need in total. The number of hardwood posts you need is the number of screens +1.

For example, if you need to bridge 10 metres, the calculation is as follows:

10,00 - 1,95 = 8,05.

8.05 / 1.88 = 4.28 rounded up to 4.5 screens.

In this case, you need 1 + 4 = 5 screens of 180 cm width and 1 screen of 90 cm width.

For the 6 screens, you need 7 garden posts (number of screens +1) and 6 stainless steel mounting sets (1 x per screen).


Installing bamboo fences in 4 steps

Step 1: Preparing the site

Make sure that the area where you are going to install the fence is free and level. Start with the first and last hardwood posts. Draw a (rope) line between these posts to indicate where the fence should be. Then measure where all intermediate hardwood posts should be. Dig out the holes for these posts with an auger, so that you know whether you can place all the posts in the desired location.

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Step 2: Placing the hardwood posts

The sturdiness of the fence is determined by the sturdiness of the hardwood posts, so make sure that these posts are firmly and securely attached! In addition, it is important that you work very accurately and precisely. Measure the distance between the posts as accurately as possible and make sure the posts are straight and level.

You can probably attach the first post to the wall of your house. You can mount it with connecting brackets, but it is much more solid to drill the whole post at 3 points and mount it with plugs and screws or bolts in the wall.

Make sure that about 1/3 of the pole length is in the ground. So if the fence is 180 cm high, you will need 270 cm hardwood posts.

If the soil in your garden is sandy, peaty or soft clay, pour the posts into concrete. For other soil types, firm tamping of the soil around the post is sufficient. If your soil is very dry, wet it first.

Make sure that the garden posts are always slightly (± 5 cm) higher than the height of the fence. This way you can place the fence a few centimetres above the ground. This prevents the bamboo poles from rotting at the bottom by standing in a pool of water or in direct contact with the ground. Another way to extend the life of your fence is to place it on a concrete band or tiles.

CAUTION: You measure out in advance where ALL hardwood poles will be placed and you also dig the pole holes, but you do NOT place the poles yet! Always place a bamboo garden screen directly between two posts, so you know whether the screen fits well. Only when the first garden screen between the first two garden posts is mounted, place the third hardwood garden post. Then you mount the second bamboo screen between the second and third garden posts. Etc.

Step 3: Mounting the Giant screens with the Stainless Steel mounting kit

A Giant bamboo garden screen has a top and bottom. At the top, the bamboo poles are closed in a natural way by partitions. Make sure that you place the closed side up, otherwise rainwater and dirt can remain in the bamboo poles.

First drill the holes in the first hardwood pole using the 8-mm drill bit included in the Stainless Steel Assembly Set for Bamboo Screens. In order to determine the location at which to drill the holes, measure the distance between the top of the Giant Screen and the upper and lower horizontal spikes. This distance varies for the various heights in which Giant screens are available. Make sure to drill a hole in the hardwood post so that the stainless steel bracket sits just below the upper and lower horizontal spigots.

Mount the brackets with the M8 bolt and nut at the top and bottom of the hardwood pole. Drill a hole in the outer bamboo pole just below the top and bottom horizontal spear. Make sure you drill straight otherwise the bolt will not fit through the bracket. Now you can attach the first bamboo screen to the first hardwood pole.

Make sure to place the fence slightly above the ground. Support the fence at the bottom temporarily with a brick or wooden beam. Mount the brackets at the same height on the second hardwood pole and hang the screen between the two poles. The first screen is now hanging!

Repeat the same technique for the other screens.

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Is your last bamboo screen just a bit too wide? No problem, our Giant bamboo screens are easy to shorten!

Step 4: Half-round bamboo poles to finish it off!

To finish off your bamboo fence, you can hide the hardwood poles with Semicircular bamboo poles so that it is a continuous whole. Drill the halved bamboo poles and the hardwood pole first with the Bamboo Drill 4 mm and then use stainless steel screws 4 x 60 mm to the bamboo poles to the hardwood poles to mount. Note that you do not tighten the screws too much, otherwise the bamboo may split. Fixed is fixed!

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