Hardwood Decking Hand or Base Rail 1800mm
Select either a hand or base rail
Spindles are screwed to the base rail from underneath, through the rail and into the end of the spindle
Spindles are screwed to the handrail from the top, through the top of the handrail into the end of the spindle
Capping rails are fitted over the handrail to hide the exposed screw heads
All hardwood decking products are supplied planed ready for coating with your preferred finish. Sapele is a red hardwood timber that will turn slight silver colour over time due to weathering. To keep your balustrade fresh apply a new finish on a regular basis
Hardwood Rail Dimensions
Handrail 1800mm Long x 58mm Wide x 44mm Thick
Base Rail 1800mm Long x 58mm Wide x 44mm Thick
Hardwood 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.
Hardwood rails can be fixed to the newel posts using the deckit fixing kit or by using traditional mortise and tenon joints.
Hardwood Spindles are screwed to the rails and then rails are fixed to the newel posts. Use the additional capping rail to cover the screw heads in the top rail holding the spindles.
Hardwood Capping Rails are fixed to the rail using suitable external screws from underneath.
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. Add an end-seal preservative to any surface that has been exposed by drilling or cutting
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