Made from Renewable Australian Hardwood tailings. Carbon Negative Mill.
Hardwood product resistant to run-off weathering, bloat and rot. Termite Resistant*
Cut, fix, sand and paint or seal using standard handyman timberwork tools
Protected by Decoshield™ Penetrating
Protective Stain System
100% Australian Made and Grown
10 Year Material Warranty
Use the material that nature gave us for outdoor screening…with a little aussie innovation!
Gardenscreen™ panel is pressed from 100% sustainably sourced hardwood timbers (in most cases the hardy gum tree). It’s manufactured in a carbon negative plant, sourcing from a geographic envelope local from the mill and using a conscientious mixture of sources including environmental felling and other sources that may otherwise be considered waste.Unique to fibreboards, organic fibre makes up 97% of Gardenscreen™ panel, and no synthetic glues or bindings are used. So it’s a tick for garden, tick for the world’s garden and a gold star for you!
What does Carbon Negative mean to you? Basically there’s an oversupply of C²O in the atmosphere. Traditional production of materials like steel, aluminium and plastics use or omit C²O. Plants and products like ours that are based on organic matter actually sequest it (absorb it). So in short a Carbon negative product is solving the problem.
100% Australian Designed, Grown, Made and Sequested
There are no country of origin conflicts here!
The product and the base material is 100% Australia Made. The timber is native and grown in Australia, the Mill is Australian and local to the area the timber is sourced from. The design and manufacture of the end product is Australian, and the company and all its employees are proudly Australian.
Furthermore the sustainable benefits of this product flow straight back to Australians now and in the future.
Carbon Negative Foot Print
The beauty of a negative footprint production, means they are not only ‘not increasing’ the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, but it is absorbing carbon dioxide, that you could extrapolate as coming from someone else’s production process. In others words
CARBON NEGATIVE IS EARTH POSITIVE!
97% Organic Content - Otherwise Waste Product
Furthermore the sources are almost exclusively Australian hardwood (the hardy gum tree), and sources are not traditional premium, logging sources, (or old-growth forest) but environmental clearing or by-product sources that would otherwise be graded as waste.
The use of native, local species follows and philosophy of transport, process and impact minimisation, and sources are choosen from within a maximum catchment area of the mill.
Zero Synthetic Glues and Nasties
Unbelievably there are no synthetic glues or nasty VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) or carcinogens like Formaldehyde which is traditionally present in Interior Grade Composite fibreboards. 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 waterbased Low VOC paints and stained products. Most common coating products sold at Bunnings Warehouse are now Low VOC, and will say so in the fineprint.
From the Aussie Outdoors for the Aussie Outdoors
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.
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.
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
1800x1200mm Series (15-20kg each)
1200x600mm Series (15-20kg each)
1200x600mm Series (4-6kg each)
(under nominal conditions)
We offer 3 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 100mm to ground or constant water
• Natural Tannin may release and go rusty or grey over time(similar to merbau) 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 300mm 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 2-3mm 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.
• 45mm/50mm nominal border to accommodate typical fixing and conceal a 90mm/100mm 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
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.
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.
Custom Colour Painting, Staining or Natural Weathering
WHAT’S YOUR FINISH OF CHOICE?
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
BEWARE Comparison weather test to Image above, on generic cut board and generic outdoor coating shows dramatic and unpredictable color change and blemishing.
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