Treated Softwood AXXYS Dek Newel Post
AXXYS Dek newel suitable for use with any decking balustrade system.
This AXXYS Dek system can be used with any treated decking newel post with a flat surface for attaching the handrail to newel post connectors, however the Axxys Dek newel post cap only fits 81mm square newels
All softwood timber decking components have been pressure treated with tanlith-e outdoor preservative which turns the timber a slight green colour, this colour may not be consistent throughout the whole product therefore if a consistent look is desired this product will need to be stained after installation. All decking products are stored outdoors and may be delivered damp.
Treated Decking Balustrade Fitting Guide
It is important to get a good solid fix to the joists with the newel posts, so ensure you plan your joist configuration to allow for handrail lengths no longer than 1795mm. Posts should be lap jointed to the joists and secured with suitable external coach screws or bolts.
Treated AXXYS handrails can be fixed to the newel posts using the AXXYS Dek rail connectors or traditional mortise and tenon joints. Offer up a spindle with brackets to ensure you have the correct distance between the hand and base rail.
Screw the Spindle Brackets to the rails and slide the spindle into the brackets and screw into place. It is always best to drill a small pilot hole into the spindle before screwing to stop the timber from splitting
As standard, timber decking materials are made from softwood Scots Pine. There is a natural tendency as the timber weathers for there to be minor surface checking and splitting, caused by the variation in moisture content and the effects of wetting and drying out. These surface defects do not harm the decking structure. As with balustrades, decking should have a proprietary clear water repellent, semi-transparent seal or decking oil applied, for the sake of protection and enhancement. Make sure that the decking is dry before you start. Test by sprinkling drops of water over the surface and if the wood does not absorb the moisture let it dry out and retest before carrying out the work. Note that newly-laid decking should not have any finish applied until it has weathered properly. Add an end-seal preservative to any surface that has been exposed by drilling or cutting
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