Aluminium slat fencing is one of our favourite materials at Everlast Services and that’s because it is durable, affordable and works with several aesthetics. It comes in a range of sizes, including sizes 75×16 and 90×16. This guide is designed to give you everything you need to know about aluminium slats and we bet that by the time you get to the end of the page you’ll be 100% sold on this incredible material.
Benefits of Aluminium Slat Fencing
- They can be installed anyway you like – horizontally, vertically and with as much or as little spacing between the slats as you like. This versatility opens a whole range of design possibilities.
- They’re virtually maintenance free. You don’t need any special tools, varnishes or chemicals, just a quick hose down every now and then and they’ll look as good as new for decades.
- Aluminium slats are famously durable. They’re perfect for our climate because they’re unaffected by the sun. They can also stand tough during rain and cold snaps, making them ideally suited to our cold, wet winters.
- They can be made to look exactly the same as a wooden fence, except you won’t have to paint and varnish your fence every year and your aluminium slat fencing will last a lot longer than your wood panel fence will. Aluminium is impervious to mould, mildew, termites and all the other issues that you have to contend with when you opt for timber fencing.
How to Install Aluminium Slat Fencing
If you’re thinking about going down the DIY-route, use this step-by-step plan and you’ll end up with the perfect aluminium slat fencing for your property:
- Contact Dial Before You Dig before you start the project. You don’t want to destroy any expensive cables or pipes with your digging.
- Contact your local council to ensure you fencing plans are in accordance with local zoning laws. Failure to undertake this step could end up with you having to tear your new fence down because you’ve encroached in your neighbour’s property
- Lay out a dry fence run with some wooden stakes and piece of string. This is the best way to get an accurate visual representation of the way your fence will run once It has been constructed.
- Grab a spray can and spray X’s in the place where the posts will go. Make sure you get the right pole for the right job, if you put corner posts on the ends of the fence the finished product will look very uneven.
- Place the gateposts in position first and then work outwards. This is the best way to avoid having to change the fence at a later date. Gate posts are heavier than other posts so you have to dig a deeper hole than you do for your end and corner posts.
- Securing your fence is vital in preventing sagging. The best way to secure your fence posts is to use a floor flange to bolt the post into the concrete – just make sure the concrete is completely dry before you bolt it.
Aluminium Slat Sizes
We have a range of aluminium slat sizes. Here’s how we use our most popular sizes:
- The 90×16 aluminium slats are perfect for privacy screens, fencing as well as swing and sliding gates. They can also be used to create window hoods to provide you with extra privacy, security and protection from the elements.
- We love using the 75×16 aluminium slats for fencing. They’re wide enough to provide security and privacy but sleek enough to maintain a modern, striking look. We love pairing it with rendered brick to create a unique, textured and understated aesthetic.
Both sizes can be used for almost any fencing, screening or gate application and we’ve used them for everything from utility covers, to pool fencing and even garden screening. That’s why we love this material so much, it allows us to give our customers exactly what they need and create the look they want with one affordable, durable and undeniably stylish material.
So, if you believe our 75×16 or 90×16 aluminium slat fencing is perfect for your fencing, gate, screening or decorative project contact us today. We’re always happy to lend our expertise and we never get tired of talking about this incredibly material. We back it 100% and we know that you’ll get decades of enjoyment out of your decision to use aluminium slats for your home improvement project.