Balustrade installations normally use the moulded redwood hand and base rail which are rebated for 41mm spindles. The handrail has a pronounced round top profile to make it more comfortable to the hand. However, the flatter profiled base rail can also be used and makes an ideal shelf for drink glasses. Both decking hand rail and the base rail are machined from the same redwood timber as our deckboard and spindles. All the balustrade components are kiln-dried timber allowing a smooth and stable planed timber finish.
Hand and Base Rail
The hand rail and base rail come in 3.6 metre lengths and are designed for use with our ex 100mm planed newel posts. However they are slightly too wide for use with our 75mm posts. Base rail and hand rail are both rebated for the 41mm x 12mm fillet which we sell separately in 3.3 metre lengths.
Matching 41mm softwood spindles are available in straight lengths of 900mm and 1100mm. Please note that any decks 600mm, or higher, above ground level should use 1100mm spindles to comply with building regulations.
Special orders for balustrade
In 2015 we stopped selling turned newel posts and spindles although they are still available to special order. While turned spindles are attractive they can look fussy if over used,. However, they are effective for breaking up long runs of square spindles by using one turned for every three square spindles.
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