EnviroSlat composite boards from Futurewood were innovatively installed by homeowners Tarrick and Heidi on their fence to follow the curve of the streetscape.
Tarrick and Heidi who live on a gently sloping corner block in Elanora on the Gold Coast, wanted their front fence to follow the curve of the streetscape, using a concrete retaining wall to create a level front yard and sections of slat screen panels to soften the overall look and open onto the surrounding outlook.
The challenge was to find a low maintenance material that could follow the curve of the property. Though EnviroSlat boards are designed to be used in straight formats, Tarrick, who works in the plastics industry, believed that Futurewood composite timber could be a good solution for his specific requirement.
Tarrick used standard ‘U’ channels at either end of each section, but adapted some pieces of pool fencing so he could thread the slats through the middle of the centre uprights. The fence not only looked the same from both sides, but also gently bent the planks to follow the curve of the concrete fence.
Apart from being easy to work with, EnviroSlat is also virtually maintenance-free and pre-coloured. Tarrick and Heidi chose Slate Grey for their home.