Enhance your home with stylish handrails, decking boards and balustrades for balconies and more.
A thoroughly modern way of enhancing not only the appearance of your home’s exterior, but also its usability and safety, the latest handrails and balustrades are increasingly flexible.
They combine style with affordability, low maintenance with high performance, and the modular nature of the latest types means you can tailor them for any kind of project or area. We take a more in-depth look at how to use and combine these elements for your design.
Great glass balustrades
Glass balustrades work in so many ways. They can form the edge of a balcony, allowing in light and giving you a perfect view. They can separate patios from gardens to help draw a boundary between areas, while they’re also perfect for walkways, staircases, decked areas and for protecting swimming pools.
Using a modular system such as that from Pro-Railing, you can use an installer to construct your balustrades and handrails exactly where you want them, with the flexibility to make tweaks down the line if your needs or design change.
From clear to coloured glass, you can combine what you want, where you want. There’s safety in this style too – toughened Pro-Glass is ideal for peace of mind, especially if you have children. And it’s not just glass you can infill with – there are numerous metal options for areas where the benefits of glass aren’t needed or desired.
The look you want
The combinations and possibilities are seemingly endless. Beyond the balustrades and the infills, there are numerous handrail styles for you to choose between. Stainless steel handrails are ideal for all seasons outside, while you might prefer the tactile feel of wooden handrails on an internal staircase.
For a sleek, ultra-modern look, choose an on-trend rail-less finish, which declutters the view and is ideal for clear sightlines. For something that enhances both safety and the usability of outdoor areas at night, you can even opt for rails with lights incorporated, in a selection of colours.
Decking – the finishing touch
When designing your dream home, you don’t want one fantastic element – your new balustrades and handrail, for example – to be undermined by another. Your gleaming glass infills won’t be at their best sat over some tired old slabs or rotten flooring.
Instead, combine them with easy-to-install decking boards from Rinato, built for outdoor use. Easy to work with, Rinato decking has a woodgrain effect but the durability and low-maintenance of the WPC or polymer they’re made from. They’re moisture-resistant, so won’t rot or mould like traditional wooden decking. Add boards to your design and order samples so you can see how they’ll combine with your posts, panels and railings.
F.H. Brundle have the widest range of these products in the UK, and with their 130 years of experience they can answer any questions you have and guide you through the process. The end result? An impressive and resilient addition to your home design.