Open navigation

Factory Coated Western Red Cedar Slatted Screen Battens - 19 x 38mm

As part of our 20th Anniversary Celebrations, we're offering these factory coated slatted screen battens at 20% off. Offer ends 31st January.


* Required Fields

Regular Price: £4.01

Special Price (exc VAT) £2.67 (inc VAT) £3.20


Our ever-popular Western Red Cedar Slatted Screen Battens are now available factory coated in a range of eight stunning colours.

Known as The Trend Series, this range encompasses three natural tones and five opaque solid hide colours.

Trend Series Natural has been specially formulated to complement and enhance the natural colour of Western Red Cedar and is available in a light, medium and dark tone.

Trend Series Opaque features five popular low maintenance solid hide colours including black, anthracite, cashmere grey, coniston grey and rich cedar.

Adding instant style to your outdoor space these slatted screens create an architectural look that provides visually interesting shadow lines and texture. Built with horizontal boards, the aesthetic appeal of this style of screen lies in its simple clean lines and appealing proportions.

Please note: Factory coated battens are produced to order. Please allow 14 to 21 days for delivery.

Recommended Posts: 90 x 90mm Standard Posts

Recommended Nails: 40mm Flat Head Stainless Steel Annular Ring Nails

Recommended gap between battens: 19mm

As a guide, a 6ft high (H1.83m) fence requires 32 battens of your chosen length, plus an additional batten per bay to act as a centre support.

At a glance

  • 19 x 38 mm - sold as individual battens
  • Available in 1.83m lengths
  • Produced from coastal grown, Canadian Western Red Cedar
  • Factory coated all round with 2 coats of Sansin Enviro-Stain
  • Saves hours of labour time applying coatings with a brush
  • Factory coating means timber is ready to install at any time of the year

Please ensure when ordering that you make an allowance for wastage. We recommend adding an additional 10-15% over and above your initial requirements.

A well designed and carefully built screen can provide a wonderful focal point for an outdoor space

Choose factory coated battens...

  • Battens coated all round with two coats of Sansin Enviro-Stain
  • Outstanding depth of colour created using the highest quality pigments
  • Transforms spaces instantly
  • Ready to install at any time of the year
  • Saves hours of labour time applying coatings by hand
  • Factory coating is less expensive than buying stain and paying for labour

  • Slatted screens can enhance a garden's style with a contemporary look:

  • Creates a surface with ever changing patterns of light and shadow
  • Provides a wonderful backdrop for plants and foliage
  • Truly versatile - slats available in a variety of widths and length allow you to create unique visual rhythms and proportions
  • Simple installation methods transforms landscapes instantly
  • Provide privacy without complete obstruction
  • Horizontal boards are more effective at screening against wind than a solid fence
  • Can provide shade without sacrificing natural light
  • Define boundaries within the garden - separate relaxation areas from storage space.

    A well designed and carefully built screen can provide a wonderful focal point for an outdoor space, so choosing the correct material is paramount. No other material compares to Western Red Cedar in terms of appearance, with beautiful warm colours and tight grain patterns providing a stunning natural material.

    Stability is also key for slatted screens. To maintain the crisp, clean lines that are essential to the overall look of the screen it is important to choose a material that is less susceptible to warping or twisting. Being one of the most stable wood species on the planet, Western Red Cedar fits the bill perfectly.

    Silva Timber's Western Red Cedar makes perfect sense:

  • Highly durable and long lasting
  • Exceptional stability means Cedar boards remain flat and straight
  • Clear grade Western Red Cedar offers unrivalled beauty
  • Being light in weight, Cedar is easy to cut and handle on site, reducing build time
  • Beautiful tones and grain patterns
  • A proven performer in all types of climate, so its a natural product you can rely upon

  • Read more


    How to construct a Western Red Cedar Slatted Screen Fence


    What to expect from timber products

    When working with timber it should be expected that although ‘on-grade’, occasional boards may have minor imperfections that will require ‘working’ if you wish to eliminate. Examples include raised grain, small splits, minor handling marks, sticker marks, tannin bleed etc – all of which can easily be remedied by cleaning, trimming, gluing or sanding. In most cases imperfections can be removed with very little effort, and the small amount of off cuts generated as a result will be absorbed in the normal cutting and selection allowance.


    Note: Battens are surfaced on one side and two edges. This does not necessarily mean the boards are smooth. One of the edges is lightly textured.


    Western Red Cedar is the ultimate green building material. It is legally, responsibly and sustainably harvested in the publicliy managed forests of British Columbia, Canada. Less than 1% of standing timber is harvested each year.

    For each tree harvested, three are replanted to ensure the forests will exist in perpetuity. Western Red Cedar has a low impact on the environment throughout its life cycle. It requires significantly less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is bio-degradable.


    • FSC
    • PEFC
    • Trada member
    • Responsible purchaser
    • Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
    • Secured by