A bamboo fence in the garden, either as a viewing protection or as a ridge, can conjure up an atmospheric, Japanese flair. So that the construction can withstand wind and weather or the weight of plants, it should be firmly attached.
Types of bamboo fences and their attachment
A very popular variant of bamboo fences is privacy protection from the neighbor or the street. Due to their straight growth, bamboo sticks can be layered very closely together and can thus result in an opaque structure. In addition, such a construction exudes a distinctive, Far Eastern atmosphere.
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The material density required for the privacy protection also entails a high weight. And with it the need for a solid attachment. The following rules apply so that your bamboo fence privacy screen does not bend its knees when you want to sit unobserved on the terrace:
- Use solid edge posts and cross braces made from giant bamboo cane
- If necessary, place piles in concrete foundations
- Screw the frame together with a metal perforated strip
For the bamboo fence privacy screen, first create a frame made of giant bamboo tubing so that the construction is supported. So that the vertical bamboo posts are securely anchored, you can set them in concrete foundations. Of course, this is only recommended if the fence is to remain in one place permanently.
If you build a smaller, lighter bamboo fence, you can also attach it to fixed elements such as a rain gutter - but the location should then be protected from the wind as much as possible.
To connect the piles to the upper and lower crossbeams, perforated metal tape is a practical and well stabilizing aid.
The transverse, thinner bamboo sticks, which form the mat-like privacy screen in the gaps, can best be attached to the vertical posts by inserting them into slots made on the inside. In addition, they are knotted with weatherproof tape on both sides of the vertical piles at regular intervals.
The knotted band connections also cleverly conceal the metal perforated bands and any unsightly bamboo rod edges.
In order to attach an upper end support in the form of a giant bamboo pole cut lengthways like a small roof, you can also lash it to the vertical piles on the side: To do this, drive a short piece of bamboo through the piles just below the upper end edge so that a bit protrudes from the front and back. You can tie the roof cross member to the lugs created in this way with tape from above.