Adding Privacy to your decking

How I added a simple privacy screen to my decking

I love nothing more than sitting out on the decking on a nice sunny day,book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other but as much as I like my neighbours I also value my privacy.

After spending the summer giving my old decking a new lease of life with Ronseal decking paint and as always finding myself yet more work, I thought why not add a little privacy to one side with a screen?

pre-paint jobold decking unpainted and tired looking painted decking post in brown and whiteAfter

Adding a privacy screen

The screen project took me a few days but the most time I spent was on painting the frame and trellis work.  I managed to put the frame up by myself and it really didn’t take that long.

This is how i did it.

To my existing decking I first added a simple frame (which is pictured below) by screwing 3 vertical post to the original 3 decking post.

Frame added to decking Then I screwed in the 4 batten braces to stop the frame from wobbling. Finally I screwed in the short roof boards.

I then added a long length of White balcony screening across the length of the new frame which I held in place by tying string threw the eyelets and attaching to the wooden frame (see below).

cover added to framework


Just to make the frame a little more pleasing to the eye I added two wooden trellises,one to either end of the frame. 6ft x 2 ft each

The most cumbersome part was painting the trellises, getting the paint into the nooks and crannies was a nightmare.unpainted trellis board

Simple decking screen finished

Lastly I secured the panels in place with metal L-shaped brackets and I am sure that you will agree it is a very simple yet effective privacy screen, which ties in well with my existing decking. I know there are better screens out there but I am not a carpenter and this was a one woman job. Simple but effective, deck privacy screen.

before and after decking with privacy screen

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