Installation of a Bamboo Fence
By using split bamboo fences, homeowners can quickly create a private space around their yard.
Bamboo fences have been used for many years to add a tropical feel to terraces, swimming pools, and quiet, romantic hideaways. Such fences are a wonderful opportunity to bring privacy to existing wire mesh fences because they are easy to erect and do not require much additional equipment.
What can a fence add to your belongings?
Whether you are the owner of professional or private property, putting a fence in your yard gives you a wide range of possibilities to enhance your space. Below are some of the benefits that fencing can provide:
- Aesthetics: Fencing certainly provides practical value, but it adds an essential element of aesthetics. The kind of fence you decide on will define the overall appearance of your exterior, and its look can add to a particular aesthetic – like a tropical theme. Furthermore, a fence can contribute to enhancing the appeal of your land by distinguishing it from the possibly less appealing features of other properties or spaces around it, screening them from your view, and ensuring that your exterior appears cool and well-kept in comparison.
- Some privacy: Fences aren’t necessarily designed to shield the world around your property – especially if you choose a natural material like bamboo – but they can give you a little more privacy than a completely open courtyard, giving your outdoor space that more personal, enclosed element you desire.
- Security: Adding a fence gives you the necessary and reassuring security to prevent people and pets from leaving the property or coming across dangerous elements such as traffic or natural hazards. In addition, you can be sure that wild animals and pests will not invade your surroundings and disturb the plants in your yard or pose a threat to your customers or guests.
- Security and borders: If you have problems with property boundaries when it comes to your neighbors – or if you accidentally face intruders because outsiders do not know where your space begins and ends – a fence will give you a literal boundary to alert others where they should respect your property boundaries.
What type of fence should be chosen?
Well, you understand that you are looking for a natural, attractive fence for your home or commercial property, but what type of fence to choose and how to install it? If you are looking for versatile, affordable, and attractive options to enhance and secure the appearance of your home or commercial property, remember that installing a bamboo fence is a great way to define the boundaries of your land, keep animals indoors or outdoors, provide a degree of privacy, prevent unauthorized access, and give your landscape a natural, tropical design feature.
Not quite sure how to design a bamboo fence yourself? That is no problem. From helping you choose the right tools before you start, to tips and advice during installation, we will help you every step of the way with your bamboo fence installation.
Before beginning the construction of your bamboo fence, you need to understand a few things concerning the origins, benefits, and specifics of the material you are using to create your perfect fence.
Ranging from traditional fences to dark and scorched bamboo fences, there is a great diversity of designs and finishes for bamboo fences. Besides being natural, appealing, and ideal to add to a tropical exterior, they are long-lasting, weatherproof, as well as cost-effective.
Advantages of selecting bamboo fences
Due to their slim, stylish look, a wide range of material possibilities, and exceptional flexibility, bamboo fences are a precious option. Being a material that has been in use for thousands of years for different building and fencing purposes, bamboo now provides even more advantages when selecting a bamboo exterior. Below are the key features you get by installing a bamboo fence.
- Green credentials
If you’re interested in sustainability and you would like to guarantee that the materials you use are not damaging the natural resources through their processes or the materials used for manufacturing, then bamboo is the ideal option for your fencing installation needs. Unlike many other fencing and building products – that either use synthetic materials, need strong chemicals, or cause pollution through their extraction and production – bamboo is cultivated and picked in a totally natural, healthy, ecological manner with no chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides.
In addition, bamboo is completely renewable because the material can be harvested without killing the plant, which grows up to 24 inches a day. Installing a bamboo fence also prevents soil erosion and minimizes your carbon footprint. Just think – bamboo contributes to the work of the trees by adding 35 percent more oxygen to the atmosphere.
- Green credentials
As a fence material, bamboo is moderately easy to install, process, and adapt to your needs and ideas, based on the degree of complexity of your project.
Unlike wooden fences, which wear, mold, and tear over time, making them more prone to breakage, bamboo is surprisingly robust and resilient. Apart from being a waterproof material, bamboo is also stronger than many natural fence products.
By the way, have you heard that bamboo offers a superior strength to weight and pull force ratio compared to steel? The exceptional strength and durability of bamboo, together with its ability to withstand abrasion, distinguishes bamboo as a highly appreciated fencing material.
Bamboo fences provide a simple, pleasant, appealing, and natural appearance that adds value to the aesthetics of your outdoor surroundings while offering an ecological element of moderate privacy. As opposed to other fencing materials, bamboo does not block your patio from space and light or form an isolated area. Rather, it will integrate harmoniously into the landscape and add an earthy, romantic, tropical touch to your environment.
Its ability to expand and regenerate naturally and its availability for transportation by ship make bamboo one of the world’s easiest to buy fencing products on the market today. Furthermore, due to its long life span, bamboo is amazingly affordable, meaning that you will hardly go over your limit to give your outdoor fencing a handy, appealing complement and a distinctive tropical look!
What you will need
Before installing your bamboo fence, it is important to get the appropriate hardware and verify that you are using the appropriate equipment for the installation procedure.
Below is a selection of utilities that you might need to be ready to use:
- Spade or shovel.
- Three-inch wood screws or nails.
- 2.5-inch wood screws.
- Tape measure.
- Four-by-four-inch wooden fence posts.
- Scrap lumber.
- Concrete ready-mix.
- Eight-inch long two-by-four-inch lumber.
- Power screwdriver.
- Working gloves.
- Bamboo fence panels.
How to install bamboo fence roll?
Step 1: Measure for the buying of bamboo rolls
Get your meter and determine the number of fences you are going to install. Just begin at the start of your current fence and take measurements all the way to the end. This will help you figure out the number of rolls you’ll need to buy a split reed fence. Once you have taken measurements of the length of the fence, decide if you want 4 foot or 6-foot high fencing panels.
Step 2: Buy fencing equipment
Take your measurements in hand and go to the home improvement store and get the necessary quantity of split bamboo fencing you want. Be careful to get the split bamboo fences rather than the full reed fences. These fences might be quite alike, but the split reed is a separate reed and far more sturdy.
Step 3: Check the fence materials
Once you bring the new fence to your home, unroll it over the whole length of your fence to verify that there is no trouble with it. Inspect the upper and lower sides of the fence for possible discrepancies in the length. Also, look to determine if any split reed is lacking somewhere within the fence roll. Once you are happy with the state of the fence, you may roll it up again to its initial shape.
Step 4: Start fence installation
With the help of a friend, you can start installing your split bamboo fence by following the length of your wire mesh fence. Set up a roll of your fence and let it stretch for about 4 to 6 feet. Bring the end of the bamboo fence close to the edge of the fence. Secure the bamboo fence to the fence with wire ties or alternatively with garden wire if you prefer. Start at the top and secure the fence to the wire. Pass through the bamboo poles and chain for a firm grip. When the upper part is attached, continue with the middle and then the lower part of the fence.
Step 5: Complete the installation
Continue walking along your fence until you cover it in the area where you want it to be covered. In places where you need to add another roll, make sure you overlap the fence to keep the privacy curtain intact. As you continue to secure the fence, hold the tapes at four to six-foot intervals to ensure that they do not hang down anywhere along the fence. Hold them horizontally from the top edge of the fence to keep them intact around the perimeter of the fence.
How to install fence screening?
Add a bit of privacy or cover up an unattractive fence – no matter what your purpose, bamboo screening is an eco-friendly option. Offered in a wide range of designs, you can pick the strength and look to match your own needs. During installation, be sure that the bamboo is not in contact with the ground, otherwise, it may decay.
Step 1. Attach screw eyes for hanging the fence
To mount bamboo fencing on a wall, you need to place screw eyes at the place where the wire goes through. Attach three screw eyes in every row at the line of the support tracks of your fence. Pre-drill a hole to allow you to mount the screw eyes. Be sure that the screw eyes are in a vertical position when you screw them in to ensure that the wire can easily run through them. You should also define the desired amount of lines of screw eyes for your fence – a minimum of one row at the beginning, middle, and end of the fence.
Step 2. Run the wire through the screw eyes and tie off
Run a piece of wire through the screw eyes with somebody who can give you a hand. Trim the wire with an extra 100 mm to make it easier to bind the wire. Run the wire through the screw eyes. Extend the wire to avoid creases before you tie the ends tightly.
Step 3. Attach the bamboo screen to the fence
Roll out the bamboo screen along the wall. Clamp the clamps with crimping pliers and net clamps along the wire on the fence at intervals of 300-400 mm.
Step 4. Fasten several bamboo panels
If you use several bamboo sheets, push them tightly together and fold them together. Then continue to apply the clips along the line. Use tin snips to cut off the overhang at the end so that an extra centimeter remains.
How to install a bamboo fence on chain-link?
All you need to complete this process are zippers and a tool to cut off the excess zipper once it is attached. Once you have your materials, follow these steps:
- Roll out your bamboo fences. To begin, roll out your bamboo fence and place it against the wire mesh fence. Make sure that the fence is with the covered sides facing up so that no water or dirt can get inside the fence.
- Attach your bamboo fence to the chain link with zippers. It is easy to wrap your zipper around the fence and around the chain link and tighten the zipper to secure it.
Professional tip to make your zippers even more subtle: Don’t fasten the zippers to the fence posts, but to the wire that connects the posts. You can see these wires if you look closely at the spaces between the fence posts. These wires are located at different heights within your fence. Choose the height that is best for your chain link fence and simply attach the wire to the chain link by looping the cable ties around the fence and tightening them
- Trim the surplus from your wire straps. As soon as the wire straps are attached, just trim off the surplus to create a safe but still delicate appearance.
Congratulations! You’ve just installed your bamboo fence onto an already installed chain link fence!
All over the world, different civilizations depend on the natural beauty and durability of bamboo for a wide range of uses – from music instruments to artwork, bamboo is a highly diverse material. However, bamboo is especially suited as a building and fence material. If you’re searching for a fence that is an elaborate piece of art or plain and functional, bamboo is the ideal choice. The use of bamboo rather than traditional hardwood lumber is a great opportunity to maintain your environment in a nice and eco-friendly way. Bamboo is an outstanding fence material that’s as appealing to the eye and good for the money. We hope this manual has been helpful in learning more about installing a bamboo fence! Please do not hesitate to share your opinion in the comments section below.