I have had these panels in for a number of years now. They have resisted rot very well but they are not particularly well made. They are largely stapled together and as the wood moves over time, or after a windy spell of weather the staples come out. I find myself continually fixing them again using screws but I cannot access the reverse side. The lattice work at the top is particularly prone to this. Consequently they are falling apart.
1 year ago
Andy from Knaresborough
Type of purchase: DIY
No, I would not recommend to a friend
Not 1800 tall and definitely not 6ft in either direction
Firstly you need to ignore the measurements, these are 1800mm wide (not be confused with 6' which is a standard imperial fence panel and gravel board and also one of the dimensions given) and these are only 1580mm tall to the side and only 1780mm to the absolute highest point. The previous 1800mm panels they were replacing were 1800mm to the edges so these were 220mm smaller and needed an extra gravel board to make up for the shortness in height.
Apart from the incorrect dimensions these are a really good panel, the previous style I've used had 2 vertical supports and a single screw in the horizontal panel, these were useless over time and came apart, this panel however has 3 vertical supports and all horizontal panels are screwed in 2 locations so 6 per horizontal vs 2 on the previous ones I've used. Only time will tell if they will hold up better but from the feel of lifting them they seem a lot sturdier.
If you are replacing 6' panels then use 2x1 batten to make up for the shortfall and you'll barely notice. If you're replacing 6' or 1800mm tall panels just make sure the customer is aware they're only 1580 to the edges and only 1780 to the centre, an extra gravel board may be required to achieve the same sort of height.