Bamboo Installation Instructions
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Installing bamboo is easy with this straight forward guide and some handy hints, tips and advice that everybody can use. Years of experience working with bamboo and a vast range of trades people enables us to pass on these lessons to you in a simple format.
You can fit Bamboo Panels to anything sturdy – an original wooden fence, colourbond style fencing, through to applying th panels to a skeleton framework and use the panels as the main fence. There are many options!
Installing Bamboo Logistics panels is easier because of the solid construction, having the 3 timber rails jig-sawed into the rear and screws in 3 places on each pole.
Bamboo Fencing and Privacy Screen – Installation Tips and Advice
Tip #1: Use the hardwood rails for fixing
The bamboo can be attached to anything using the hardwood rails. There are 3 hardwood rails on the rear of each panel. Make sure that you fit your screws between the bamboo slats and through the hardwood rails. If you need to add screws through the bamboo slats, make sure that you pre-drill holes to avoid any splitting.
Tip #2: Keep the panels off the ground
Lifting the panels off the ground by 20 to 30mm is absolutely essential. This will keep the bamboo from absorbing moisture and swelling. Another way to avoid the absorption is by using our special steel capping at the bottom of the panels to shield the bamboo. When using the capping this way you must ensure you drill drain holes, so rainwater will not collect in the bottom of the capping and create a similar moisture problem.
Tip #3: Cutting the Bamboo Panels vertically
If you need to reduce the width of a panel (cutting vertically), make sure you undo the black twine a few slats down from the area you would like to cut. Do this for all three lengths of the twine. This will allow enough leftover length to re-tie later. Then you simply need to use a saw to carefully cut the three rails to the desired width. you wish the panel to be. Once you have removed the surplus then you can neatly re-tie the twine at the ends.
Tip #4: Cutting Bamboo Panels horizontally
When you need to shorten bamboo panels (cutting the bamboo panels down in height or horizontally) it is important to cut from the rear of the panel. So lay the panel face down on saw stools or vessels. Use a fine sharp bladed hand saw, or circular saw. If using a circular saw, make sure you set it at the minimum depth; set to only just a little deeper than the thickness of the panel. Another suggestion is to use masking tape at the site of the cut to help avoid any splintering.