Let’s look at lattice
Lattice today is predominantly made from treated pine, and available in a wide range of pre-made panel sizes. Lattice can also be made to order, but remember to give Mitre 10 at least two weeks lead time on your order. It is perfect for outdoor use as it is very durable, resisting decay, termites and fungi. It also requires no protective painting or staining unless you want it to match some existing feature of your garden or home. The greenish colour of treated pine blends well with the natural earthy colours of plants, woodwork, bricks and paving. Hardwood and Western Red Cedar lattice panels are also available for outdoor use. Cedar lattice can be used with stunning effect indoors too, as a room divider or as a decorative feature. For real do-it-yourself enthusiasts, Cedar lattice components can be purchased separately allowing special screen sizes to be easily made up at home. Lattice also comes in fibre cement sheets which offer all the design attributes of traditional timber lattice plus a few of its own. For example, it is made flat and can be painted easily and quickly by roller rather than brush to save you time. But be careful, as Fibre Cement Lattice is prone to cracking easily. Generally, timber lattice comes in two main patterns – square (which is the most popular today) and diagonal, with either a single space or double space grid in the lattice framework (Fig. 1). If you want something less traditional, cement sheet lattice may be the answer (fig. 2).