Decorative ScreensDesigned to focus on the holistic feel of your space and to ignite feelings of positivity
At Urban Metal, we want to elevate experience through creativity and design, elevating spaces to bring people together. Being an Australian owned company with all screens manufactured locally here in Brisbane, we understand that Decorative Laser Cut Screens are the perfect addition to our Australian way of life. Pool side fun, garden parties, a quiet coffee on a Sunday morning with a good book, relaxing afternoons spent with friends and family sharing food, having a laugh, creating memories, and building connections in outdoor spaces – this is our way of life. Urban Metal Decorative Screens can elevate these experiences, creating a spaces which you will never want to leave.
We can transform your space instantly with an Urban Metal Decorative Screen which will be designed to focus on the holistic feel of your space and to ignite feelings of positivity.
Urban Metal specializes in the custom design and supply of laser cut metal screens for residential and professional projects. All designs are built through a creative, innovative process, based on years of experience and collaboration – working closely with people and their desired space to enhance the overall enjoyment, aesthetic and feel.
Most homeowners who adore their homes and enjoy spending time in their own private sanctuary invest in a variety of options to increase the aesthetics and feel of these spaces for maximum usability and enjoyment.
Why Do I Need Decorative Screening
Let’s first understand the concept and the functionality of metal, laser cut decorative screens by looking at a few ways in which you could incorporate decorative screening into your home to enhance your lifestyle and elevate your experiences within those spaces.
- Build a private haven in your outdoor space
- Room dividers
- Privacy (Decorative) Window Screens
- House Plates and Name Plates
- Oversized Lettering and Numbers to personalise your home
- Light boxes and back lit feature panels for interior or exterior
- Shield your patio from prying eyes with a well placed decorative screen
- Add a feature panel to your deck where your enjoy social get togethers with friend and family
- Transform lack lustre spaces into artistic feature walls: Simply place screens along bland fences and walls (indoor and outdoor) to create a captivating wall art feature.
- You can host a dinner party on your deck or patio to a back drop of decorative screens which add to the aesthetic and create privacy from neighbours for intimate dining.
- Turn outdoor play areas into sun safe zones for your kids that are functional and stylish
- Hide necessary, yet ugly features-Turn lemons into lemonade by covering air conditioner units, bins and other landscaping eyesores with a well-placed and thoughtfully considered screens.
- Add a feature panel on blank wall space where visitors and guests are greeted at your home
- Functional and decorative screens to section carports and garages from entry landscaping to define areas
- Feature panels for pool wall space and pool fences
- Decorative panels for alfresco areas
- Custom designed perforated panels
For more examples, view our Decorative Screening Portfolio here.
Types Of Decorative Screens:
Decorative screens are available in many forms from breeze blocks to slatted timber, plastic decorative screens, etched glass and also living green walls. There is a decorative screen to suit every application. At Urban Metal, we concentrate on our area of expertise – laser cut decorative metal screens, a perfect blend of design and technology with features to ensure longevity under Australian conditions. The benefit of laser cutting means that it gives a clean and detailed finish with minimal wasteage. It also allows for our designs to be intricately designed and in many instances, the laser cut material makes the perfect base of the inclusion of colour.
The many choices available when it comes to choosing which decorative screening option is right for you means this process can be overwhelming. Powder coated aluminium screens are great for gardens, fences, courtyards and outdoor dining areas. They are also the perfect choice for creating private spaces in pool areas or for blocking the view of neighbours. They are light weight, easy to install, long lasting and require very minimal maintenance. Weathering steel, a popular choice due to the variances in colour, strength and no maintenance required look fabulous, however the rusted patina means that they are not suitable for all applications. Likewise for stainless steel. Available in two finishes, brushed satin or mirrored, they are an incredibly stylish choice, however they do require a certain amount of maintenance in comparison to other materials. Need additional help with material selection and to gain a better understanding of the pros and cons? Click here for additional information.
Decorative Screen Designs
At Urban Metal Decorative screening we thrive on challenging creativity and what is expected when designing for a space. We dont like cookie-cutter,done before techniques, and when designing specifically for privacy screening there are many additional factors which require important consideration. We challenge you to think outside-the-box. We can customize the outdoor screen, depending on your design ideas, budget, placement choices, requirements and choice of material. Will your outdoor screen become the focal point to enhance and elevate the aesthetics in your own sanctuary or do you require an outdoor screen which blends in and becomes a functional, yet less obvious, addition to your home. How much privacy is required and is this a consideration for your Urban Metal outdoor Screen? Do you need almost full coverage with minimal open areas providing less visibility through the outdoor screen or would you like more open area so that the screen is not to enclosed and allows the breeze to flow through, however also creates enough of a distraction to become a feature or statement piece. Whatever your requirements, we collaborate and work with you to ensure that the outdoor screening solution we provide goes above and beyond your expectations.
To view our range of Urban Metal Studio designs held on file from which you can choose a standard pattern – click here.
For additional information regarding custom design, our forte’, please click here.
Fixtures & Framework
Our decorative screens are tailored to suit your needs and where required, fixtures and framework, posts or pre drilled holes can be provided, so DIY installation is made easy. To compliment our range of customised screen designs, available in multiple sizes, materials and colors, Urban Metal Decorative Screening also offers a multitude of fixture and framing options. Stand off screws to allow panels to be offset from the wall; framework with rounded edges, framework with square edges and framework whereby the panels can sit mid frame, meaning they look the same from both the front and the rear. Fixtures can also be colour-matched to your panel. Click here from more fixture and framework options, information and examples.
Careful consideration should be given to the installation of your Urban Metal Decorative Screen at the beginning of your project. During the design phase, we will spend time gaining an understanding of exactly where and how your panel will be installed. We offer a great range of fixtures and framework which can be included if required. For our Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast clients, we also offer a full Design-Consultation-Completion service and if required, we can also include for the installation of your decorative screen. For additional information on our installation services, click here.
Cleaning & Maintenance
To ensure your newly installed Urban Metal Decorative Screen is long-lasting and looking beautiful for years to come, it is important to understand the maintenance requirements.
Stainless Steel: A speciality finish which does require a certain amount of maintenance. As to the frequency, most suppliers would agree that stainless steel should be cleaned on an “as needed” basis. Regardless of the grade of material, all stainless steel can be prone to ‘tea staining’. Stainless Steel should be kept clean and free of dirt and grime to ensure its natural and original appearance.
Weathering Steel: A high strength steel which develops a protective rusted ‘patina’ which inhibits further corrosion. Originally designed for architectural use on bridge construction and shipping containers, weathering steel has been known to achieve a 100+ year life span.
Powder Coated Aluminium or Steel: For the majority of our powder coated panels, the brand we choose to use is DULUX. They recommend that a simple, regular maintenance program should be implemented. The effects of ultra violet light, atmospheric pollution, dirt grime and airborne salt deposits can all accurate over time and should be removed at regular intervals. As a general rule, cleaning should take place every three months. For additional tips to maintaining your powder coated products, please click here.