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This is the second and final instalment in our series of garden blogs looking at the spindles and balustrade options available for your decking project. Last week we talked about timber in a fair bit of detail, so this week we’re looking at some of the alternatives we offer here at Savoy Timber – namely glass, metal and rope.
Glass balustrades are a popular option for many of our customers, and it’s not hard to see why. They’re fantastic from both an aesthetic and practical point of view, and well suited in terms of style if you’re going for a bit more of a modern look. Glass balustrades add a pleasant, personable and contemporary touch to your decking.
If you’ve got a smaller garden, glass balustrades for your decking are great for giving it a spacious, open feel. This is especially great if you intend to use it for barbecues or other social gatherings, as glass balustrades make the space feel welcoming and inviting. They give you the best of both worlds by providing a solid barrier between your decking and garden, but they blur that boundary by giving you a clearer view than perhaps other options (like our timber wood panelling) would provide. This means that you can allow some quality time on your decking while still able to keep a watchful eye on children or pets playing in the grass.
In principle these are more similar to our wood spindles (which we covered in detail last week), but have their own unique personality and minimalist sense of style that makes them quite distinct from the timber variants. They’re perfect if you’re looking to add more of a touch of class to your decking. A big draw for many of our customers is the low-maintenance and convenient nature of metal deck panels. While they’ll still need an occasional bit of TLC, it’ll involve not much more than a quick wipe down every so often. Like our timber spindles, metal decking panels have a high resistance to natural weather elements like rain and snow, and an equally strong resistance to casual knocks and bumps.
You can choose from our linear metal deck panels, which many of our customers find attractive for their straight clean lines, or our wave metal deck panels. Like many of our products, it does what it says on the tin; these panels are moulded with a back-and-forth curvature running down their length, which gives your balustrade some fantastic visual depth. On the other hand, you can opt for our bow metal decking spindles. As opposed to the ululating curve of the wave panels, the bow spindles have a single, subtle curve that runs all the way down their length. It’s not hard to see how they got their name!
If nothing’s taken your fancy so far, maybe the casual touch is more the one for you. Unlike the other options, which all have added safety functions, rope is purely decorative. Lots of people like it for its slightly nautical feel, as well as its ability to break down the barriers between your garden and decking area. We stock sisal rope, which gives a high-quality look for your decking – and at a great price, too.
We stock all these and more here at Savoy Timber, where we pride ourselves on an enthusiastic dedication to customer service to go along with our huge product range of decking handrails and spindles. You can pop into any one of our stores in Preston, Wigan or Blackpool to check out some of your purchases in person, where our friendly staff members will be all too happy to lend a hand!
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