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The difference between Panaview, Fairview & Seeview Screens

14/10/2014

When it comes to fence infills, privacy screens and gates, Absolute Balustrades have a variety of options to choose from.  One option available is the aluminium slat design range.  There are 3 designs to choose from-Panaview rectangular slats, Fairview rectangular/elliptical slats or Seeview angled louvres. The design chosen will depend on the application and the client’s preference/requirements. This article explains each product, their features and the differences between them.

 

Fairview rectangular/elliptical blade is the most versatile of the three designs, as the blade is screwed into the post and therefore can easily be adjusted to different angles and spacing. The two blade options (80mm x 12mm rectangular and 90mm elliptical) mean that Fairview is suitable for all applications and can easily be used as a privacy screen or incorporated into our balustrade system (except on a stair). For larger screens, Fairview is also the best option. The slats can be horizontal or vertical in the Fairview range and are available in a variety of powder coat colours, including woodgrain colours in the elliptical blade.


Panaview rectangular blade is available in 3 different slat sizes (38mm, 65mm and 100mm) and spacings can be adjusted as required. It is also fairly versatile and is most suitable for gates, fence infills and small privacy screens where there is channel fixing on either end. On longer runs, additional costs may occur for extra support posts. Panaview can also have either horizontal or vertical slats; however, it is only suitable for inline blades (blades cannot be angled). Available in a variety of powder coat colours, including woodgrain colours, Panaview is our most popular aluminium slat design.

 

Seeview is an angled louvre and is the least versatile of the three. It is a pre-punched system, which means there are fixed angles and spacing.  Therefore, it does have its limitations and is not suitable for all applications, i.e. not suitable for gates. Seeview is a popular choice, however, for privacy screens, as it is the most cost effective option due to it being easier to install. It can be either designed with its own set of base plates at the bottom of each panel or channel fixed. Seeview also comes in a range of powder coat colours; however, woodgrain colours are not available in this design.


The following chart illustrates the difference in features for each design;
 

Design Fairview
elliptical

 
Fairview
Rectangular

 
Panaview
screen

 
Seeview
screen

 
Features
 
Manufacture Modular design, easily incorporated into balustrade system. Modular design, easily incorporated into balustrade system. Modular design, channel fixed. Pre-punched design, limitations.
Frame size ABS standard Leg ABS standard Leg 50x50mm post or channel & ABS standard Leg 50x30mm pre-punched & 50x25 pre-punched mid rail
Blade 90mm elliptical 80mm x 12mm rectangular Available in 38mm, 65mm and 100mm rectangular 88mm elliptical
Blade angle Inline or Angled Inline or Angled Inline only Angled only
Suitable for Fence infills, gates, privacy screens, balustrade. Fence infills, gates, privacy screens, balustrade. Fence infills, gates, small privacy screens, garden screening. Fence infills,  privacy screens.
Blade
Colours
Powdercoat colours incl. woodgrain Powdercoat colours only, no woodgrain Powdercoat colours incl. woodgrain Powdercoat colours only, no woodgrain
Max panel width* 1300mm 1300mm 2000mm 1300mm
Spacing Standard 9mm, variable. Standard 9mm, variable. Standard 9mm, variable. Standard 9mm fixed spacing, not adjustable.
Vertical design Yes Yes Yes No


*Considerations: If the panel is too wide or too high it can cause flexible blades.

To find out more about our range of aluminium slat products call our experts today on 08 9302 1947 or fill out the quote form at the right of this article.

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