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48″x24″ sheets easy for DIY or trade transport carry and install. 23/64″ thk
9-11 lb
Hardwood product resistant to run-off weathering, bloat and rot.
Termite Resistant*
Cut, fix, sand and paint or seal using standard handyman timberwork toolsProtected by Decoshield™ Penetrating
Protective Stain System
Made from Renewable Australian Hardwood tailings. Carbon Negative Mill.10 Year Warranty
*Read below.
100% Australian Made and GrownAll Temperature Stable Exterior Grade

modular-sizerain-cloudtoolsdecoshield_icon
48″x24″ sheets easy for DIY or trade transport carry and install. 23/64″ thk
9-11 lb
Hardwood product resistant to run-off weathering, bloat and rot.
Termite Resistant*
Cut, fix, sand and paint or seal using standard handyman timberwork toolsProtected by Decoshield™ Penetrating
Protective Stain System
sustainable-icon10-year-guaranteeaustralian_madetemp
Made from Renewable Australian Hardwood tailings. Carbon Negative Mill.10 Year Warranty
*Read below.
100% Australian Made and GrownAll Temperature Stable Exterior Grade


PRODUCT GUIDELINES
IN DETAIL….

As the original innovators who’ve pioneered, tested and introduced a sustainable, easy-to-use, modular, cost-effective outdoor screening solutions, we bring you the highest quality product. Correctly tested and engineered module sizes and formats, unique process and real product testing the only product to be treated with Decoshield™ protective stain system offer trade and DIYer a unique solution. Beware of imitations and generic cut sheet material and finishes.

The information provided here is a generic guide only and to outline minimum installation requirements for warranty. Like trellis and other landscaping materials, specific applications vary and responsibility remains with the installer. This is a DIY product, basic handyman/carpentry skills are required. Consult your local retailer or a landscaping professional if unsure.

Custom Colors or Decoshield™ Natural

WHAT’S YOUR FINISH OF CHOICE?

NATURAL OSAKA-RUSTIC

THE NATURAL RUSTIC LOOK

The vast majority of OUTDECO® users install screen panels in outdoor conditions without secondary coatings. The natural color of the product (Decoshield™ Natural) and its subtle rustic weathering. However it’s also easy to coat in an exterior color of your choice, with maintenance intervals similar to a wooden deck you can use deck coatings to maintain a rich sealed look

BLACK

SEALED/STAINED EFFECT

COLOR options

COLORS

HARDWOOD

WARNING

BEWARE Comparison weather test to Image above, on generic cut board and generic outdoor coating shows dramatic and unpredictable color change and blemishing.

Download PDF <Painting and Coating Tips.PDF>


Panel Size & Format Specifications


UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD BOARD

ENGINEERED FOR EXTERIOR CLADDING

The substrate (core material) of all Garden Screen™ panels is specifically engineered for outdoor vertical cladding.

SUPERIOR DIMENSIONAL STABILITY

The substrate is far more stable than natural KD Hardwood Timbers (less expansion and contraction in reaction to atmospheric conditions).
It also far exceeds dimensional stability of most plastic substrates.

TERMITE RESISTANT

Under accredited testing. The material was of minimal interest to termites, while adjacent natural timbers were significantly affected!
Sustainably sourced and with no nasty adhesives etc. See Sustainability.

SIZE & FORMAT

BORDERS

48″x24″Series (9-11lbs each)
70″x48″ Series (20-23lbs each)

(under nominal conditions)

We offer 2 modular panel size ranges, to suit your project or desire. The modular or tiled cladding look is very prominent in contemporary architecture, and offers great versatility for the designer installer to create any size or formation.
Some projects may lend themselves to smaller or larger panels, or the installer skills and resources may suit either. In a step-by-step process, the smaller panels are easier and more versatile to handle and work with. Alternatively larger panels may be quicker or preferred, when you have the skills and/or people-power.

PRIVACY/ BLOCK-OUT RATING

We offer 3 engineered privacy rating 60% Light, 80% Moderate/Compliant, 90%+ High Privacy, depending on your practical application and visual desire.
See individual pattern details for more.

DESIGNER PATTERNS & LAYOUT

Modular panel formats are designed for user discretion to mount and orientate as wished.
Any design can be used in portrait or landscape orientation. However all patterns and formats are designed with a continuous repeating ‘flow’ whether they are geometric or organic in nature. Check individual pattern details before installing. Many are symmetrical about 180°, so they can be flipped without altering the pattern (geometric), however some repeat over 2-panels (example Marakesh), so very alternate row should be rotated 180°.
Also most of the organic patterns are designed so that they can still match up when rotated 180° which allows the installer to randomize the repeat if wished (example Daintree).

Minimum Installation Guidelines

•10 YEAR WARRANTY against material rot, bloat or de-lamination under
normal outdoor ‘run-off’ conditions. Screens mounted in vertical plain, not submerged/ constant contact with water, soil or chemicals. Installations are the responsibility of the the installer. Directions herein must be followed.

• Hardwood Exterior-board product, performs similarly to timber decking timber. It is resistant to normal run-off weathering, but not suitable for applications where submerged or <4″ to ground or constant water

• Natural Tannin may release and go rusty or grey over time(similar to IPE) if left unsealed. Like natural timber products the panels may vary in color and texture.

• Painting is not required, however for alternative colors and finishes, use outdoor paint or deck sealer products, and follow instructions or consult landscaping professional.

• Suggested minimum fixing 12″ centers apart along border.

• Alternatively use a suitable construction adhesive for invisible fixing, or use a combination of the screw and adhesive eg. neat decking screw in each corner and adhesive around border.

• For best results measure, draw-up, pre-drill position and clamp before/during fixing. Use ⅛” spacers to create a consistent joint with expansion joint, to allow for natural movement of timber materials. Plastic tile spacers, a nail/screw or off-cut will do.

• 1-¾” nominal border to accommodate typical fixing and conceal a 3½” – 4″ post or support.

• This is versatile product and can be cut down and fabricated as per timber, however this is not a freestanding structural product.

10 Year Material Warranty

OUTDECO® Garden Screen™ carries a Material Warranty of 10 Years.
This covers your panel against the following forms of physical deterioration under normal outdoor atmospheric conditions; rot, bloat and/or de-lamination. Screen Panels must be installed according to the above MINIMUM INSTALLATION GUIDES. Material Warranty valid within USA and Canada.

The benefits to the consumer given by this warranty are in addition to and not in conflict with all other rights and remedies of the consumer under a law in relation to the goods or services to which the warranty relates.

For more help check out videos and resources in our HOW TOs or email us.

Decoshield™ Low VOC Protective Stain System

Amazingly there are no synthetic glues or nasty VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) or carcinogens like Formaldehyde which is traditionally present in Interior Grade Composite fiber-boards. This is great for you, your kids, our workers and the planet. This is again a unique characteristic of this Aussie material, and it also explains why the product is so durable and stable in exterior conditions, because it’s usually all these artificial additive that start breakdown when exposed to exterior conditions.
VOCs are a whole host of nasty chemicals that have traditional been used in many materials, glues, paints and finishes, that can and have had implications on end-users, workers, plant emissions and broader environmental issues. To maintain the VOC mitigation, we advise you use water-based Low VOC paints and stained products. Most common coating products sold at your local hardware are now Low VOC, and will say so in the fine-print.

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