19 Jun 2024

The new DuraPost® SLEEK aluminium range from Birkdale is a contemporary and durable fence panel solution that is incredibly easy to install thanks to its modular structure. It is available in two high-quality design options, the SLEEK Privacy Panel and the SLEEK Screen Panel, with a matching SLEEK Aluminium Gate also available.

The DuraPost® SLEEK Privacy Panel is a contemporary take on the classic tongue and groove timber panel, while the SLEEK Screen Panel emulates a classic slatted fence panel design. Unlike timber, the SLEEK panels are highly durable and low-maintenance, extruded from 6063 aluminium and powder coated Sahara Black as standard to ensure longevity of finish. For added peace of mind, the Jotun façade coating provides SLEEK with a Class A fire rating (ASTM E84).

In terms of installation, both SLEEK panels are supplied in 1825mm x 600mm pre-assembled panels with all the required fixings. As such, a single bay of DuraPost® SLEEK panelling can be quickly erected between DuraPost® fence posts, traditional timber posts or even slotted into existing concrete fence posts, using two or three panels depending on the required height. An infill profile is required to house the panels effectively within the DuraPost® system or concrete posts and when fitting to timber posts.

As part of the range, Birkdale has also launched the complementary SLEEK Aluminium Gate, which is pre-assembled and utilises the SLEEK Privacy Panel design to help ensure a professional and uniform finish for gardens. It is supplied with a modern pull handle, high strength adjustable hinges and a key lockable, double-locking gravity latch.

John Abernethie, Managing Director at Birkdale commented: “The new DuraPost® SLEEK panel range is going to prove a premium addition to our fence panel collection, which already includes a number of durable composite panel products. Not only are the SLEEK panels easy to install and highly fire resistant – they add a clean, stylish finish to any garden that will stand the test of time.”

To find out more about the DuraPost® SLEEK range, visit

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