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Slatted Panel Buying Guide

Buying a Slatted Panel

Enjoy your garden in summer weather or winter nights with a modern and stylish slatted panel.

This guide is designed to assist you in choosing the perfect slatted panel, catering to your needs whether you're in pursuit of a modern, contemporary aesthetic or require panels for privacy. Our slatted panels are delivered fully assembled, featuring a design that simplifies installation. Each panel is handcrafted and produced right here in Devon, ensuring quality and attention to detail.

Things to consider

What Style of fencing are you after?

How Private do you need fencing?

What Budget do you have in mind?

Modern Style Fencing

The best options to achieve a modern style would be a Cedar Slatted or Larch Slatted. These offer a unique colour that gives a modern and stylish feel.

Privacy is Key

If you're looking for slatted panel design but need full privacy our double slatted panels offer a solution. The boards on either side are placed behind one another at different points. Meaning the see through part you get with standard slatted panels will show a slat on the other side and no gaps to very little gap to see through.

High Budget

Are you looking for the ultimate style for your slatted fence? Our cedar option is extremely popular choice for this. Offering a high grade timber and stylish colour.

Contemporary Style Fencing

Looking for a slatted style fencing but with a more understated look? This blend of the slatted style but with contemporary look can be achieved with Planed Square Edge (PSE) Treated Slatted Panel.

Fence Privacy is needed to some extent

If you're looking for some amount of privacy where it is hard to see through but with some gaps then the 6mm gap slatted panel option is a good choice. The 6mm gap makes it hard to see through but also still allows light to flow through.

Mid-Range Budget

The larch slatted panel is a great option for still having a premium and modern looking product but with a lower price. Larch has a deep red colour and naturally rot resistant.

Horizontal Or Vertical Fencing?

Our slatted panels are available in both horizontal or vertical options. The panels are made the exact same gaps and boards, it's just a preference on which way you want the boards to run.

Not worried about privacy with your fencing?

Want to enjoy the view of outside your fence and let in light? Our standard fence panels with 16mm gaps allow light to flow through and can see the view through. It creates a more spacious and modern feel to your garden.

Low Budget

Looking to have the modern appeal of slatted fencing but on a budget? The PSE Slatted panels are a great option for this. They're pressure treated to still maintain a long life.

Types of Slatted Fence Panels

Brtish / Home-Grown Cedar Slatted Panel
  • Home-Grown Timber: Our British cedar is grown in the UK. This makes is a great eco-choice with low transportation and reduce impact on carbon footprint.
  • Low maintenance: Cedar is a naturally rot resistant timber. We would always advise using OSMO Clear Oil to help keep the natural colour.
  • Modern & Stylish: Cedar has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its natural strength and long lasting life but also from its unique pale red colour.

Cedar Slatted Panels are available in 16mm gaps in both vertical and horizontal or 6mm gaps in both vertical and horizontal. We do also offer this in a double sided option to allow for full privacy, again available in vertical or horizontal.

Combining both the slatted design and the beautiful natural colour of a cedar. A popular design and finish.

British / Home-Grown Larch Slatted Panel
  • Home-Grown Timber: Our British larch is grown in the UK. This makes is a great eco-choice with low transportation and reduce impact on carbon footprint.
  • Low maintenance: Larch is known for its strength, durability and natural resistant to rot. We would always recommend to apply OSMO Stain in order to maintain its colour.
  • Modern & Stylish: Larch has a deep red vibrant colour, it elevates and can bring a more modern style to your garden

Larch Slatted Panels are available in 16mm gaps in both vertical and horizontal or 6mm gaps in both vertical and horizontal. We do also offer this in a double sided option to allow for full privacy, again available in vertical or horizontal.

Combining both the slatted design and the vibrant red colour it creates a unique and stylish feel. Our most popular option in the slatted fence style.

Treated Planed Slatted Panel
  • Pressure Treated Timber: The planed sqaure edge (PSE) timber used to manufacture our pannels it fully pressure treated NOT dip treated. This allows for longevity and a panel you can rely on to last.
  • Low maintenance: With the treatment used the panels are built to withstand rot and decay. We would recommend appying OSMO to help protect colour of timber
  • Affordable: Looking for the slatted design but have budget? Our PSE Slatted Panels are an affordable way to achieve this modern style.

Larch Slatted Panels are available in 16mm gaps in both vertical and horizontal or 6mm gaps in both vertical and horizontal. We do also offer this in a double sided option to allow for full privacy, again available in vertical or horizontal.

Combining both the slatted design and the vibrant red colour it creates a unique and stylish feel. Our most popular option in the slatted fence style.

In-House Manufacturing

Things to look for when using slatted panels

Slatted Panel Posts

We understand that each customer has a different set of requirements and wants, which is why we have a wide selection of posts available to compliment your Panels.

Whether you would like Sawn Timber posts or Cedar Posts, we’ve got you covered. Simply head to the checkout and the appropriate sized posts will be suggested!

Slatted Panel Fixings

To secure the panels to the posts securely, you will need some screws, nails and fence clips.

If you have any questions or queries regarding installing our Slatted Panels, please give us a call on 01409 231763 / join our livechat. We are available from 7am - 10pm 7 days a week.

Slatted Panel Bespoke Options
  • Looking to install slatted fence panels with garden on a slope? Our slatted panels can be made bespoke so if you need various heights this is not a problem. The option of heights will allow the slatted panels to match in height so it all looks more even.
  • Is your garden unique size or shape? We can work with you to find solution to have slatted panels work for you.
  • Want a different gap size, height or width? With all of our panels made-in-house we are able to fully customise the panels to fit your needs.

You can order bespoke measurements on the product page under the "order bespoke tab". Or, feel free to give us a call on 01409 231763 / join our livechat. We are available from 7am - 10pm 7 days a week.

Our helpful staff will be happy to talk through options and send over a quote for you.

Slatted Panel Gap Options

Our Slatted Panels are available in 6mm spacings for those who would like the ultimate privacy, or 16mm for those whose priority is to bring light and air flow to their garden or outdoor space.

Slatted Panel Maintenance & Assembly

  • Clean up: Before installing your posts and panels we would recommend clearing out the area. This will include any leaves debris or anything that might cause rot in the long-run. It's better to take your time making sure the area is clean and ready for your new fencing!
  • Apply Oil: Always apply OSMO Oil to your slatted panels. Once dry apply two coats of this. Aim to apply this every 12 months. This will help keep the natural colour of your fencing. If you're subscribed to our emails we will send you out a reminder each year to keep on top of this
  • Regular Inspection: It's always worth keeping an eye out on your panels, if you start to notice any decay or debris build up its best to address the issue as quickly as possible. This way one small issue doesn't end up costing you an entire new fence!
  • Seasonal Care: As we know the British climate has its dry and (especially) wet months. Depending on the time of year we would advise different forms of care. In wet months you want to be clearing debry and snow from panels. In early summer / late spring is when it is best to apply your OSMO stain. This is when the sun comes out and without stain the sun will start to change the colour of timber to silvery grey.

We sell a full OSMO Oil Care Kit HERE

Installation Advice

Depending on the posts you're using your install will differ on best way to install. Here's some quick tips based on your method:

Slatted Panel with Rebate Slotted Posts

  1. This method is quite simple, simply start by installing 1/3 of your post into the ground. Always apply Bitumen to the part of posts going into the ground (so it doesn't rot)
  2. Once Posts installed lift the slatted panels over the posts and quite simply they will slot down. If your panels are quite high you will have to install one post, put the panel in and then insert other post into ground.
  3. Your end result will be posts either side and panels slotted in middle. You then want to screw each panel into the post (every 20cm) to allow for it to be securely in place.

This method is popular with how easy installation is and the end result looks great and uniformed. The matching rebated posts allow for full matching fence. This is also very secure.

Slatted Panel with Planed 4" Posts

  1. Insert 1/3 of the post into ground with postcrete. Ensure bitumen has been applied before putting the post into the ground
  2. Once post have been installed you have two options here. You can use fence panel clips to put inside the post and once panels are inside the clips screw in from the side. Or, you can simply screw the panels against the front of posts.
  3. Your end result will be the panels in between posts secured with fence panel clips. Or, panels attached to front of posts.

This method of installation allows the slatted panel to be fully visible across the fence and can't see posts as easily.

Slatted Panel install over existing fence

  1. Place 2" x 1" battens against the current fence every 40cm.
  2. Screw your panels every 40cm into the battens

This solution is quick & easy way of installing slatted panels. It will also allow for something to sit behind the fence allowing for full privacy.

We sell all our Rebated Fence Posts HERE. These are available in Redwood, Cedar or Larch. Designed to match and work with our slatted panels.


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Need any further advice or would like a quote? Get in touch with us and our helpful and experienced team can talk you through all the options