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Screen Battens Can Turn Your Backyard into a Beautiful, Secret Oasis

Are you looking to add privacy to your home? Besides a traditional fence, a timber batten may be the perfect choice for you. Timber battens are a great way to add beauty and privacy to your home as they're naturally appealing, modern, provide sun protection, and create incredible privacy.

If you're considering adding them to your home, here's what you need to know.

What are Timber Battens?

Battens are strips of material which have historically been used in shipbuilding or construction work. They're typically made of timber, and when multiple timber battens are placed together in a pattern, it adds texture, dimension, and flair to your outdoor living spaces. They're used to increase privacy, control light/sun, help acoustics, and reduce visibility while adding a whole lot of curb appeal!

Woods & Finishes

Different woods can be used for timber battens, and they all offer different colours, grains, and textures. You can also customize the finish based on the overall look you want. Choices include Merbau, Spotted Gum, Pacific Jarrah, Pine, and more! Timber can be finished with clear oil, water-based lacquers, and brushed finishes. The choice is yours.

Benefits of Timber Battens


Your own secret oasis can finally become a reality. Peeping neighbours will become a thing of the past since it drastically lessens the visibility from the outside. The width and spacing will affect how much privacy you have. The spacing is fully customizable to fit your preferences. Less Space and wider battens equate to less visibility and greater privacy.


The pure architectural appeal of screen battens instantly draws the eye in. The texture and rhythmic effect truly add extra flair and beauty to your home.

Sun Protection

They're great for deflecting sunlight and reducing any added heat. Strategically placed in your backyard, you can significantly block the amount of sunlight in any specific areas you wish. Batten screens can also be used as a trellis (alternative roof), which will block out harsh sunlight and provide extra shade while allowing air flow to pass through at the same time.

For more information on screen battens, contact Narangba Timbers today. You'll be on your way to having your own dreamy backyard oasis in no time at all!