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We at Cape Balustrades will use our 23 years balustrades experience in Cape Town , Balustrades are not only essential for the safety of others while on a deck well above the ground, they can also be designed in a manner to be both substantial and attractive and become a feature of the end structure.
Softer woods and pine can still be used successfully for balustrades and then can always be sealed or painted after for a colour match. Bearing in mind you will have to continuously maintain a pine balustrade.
Balustrading will consist of a top handrail usually 108 x 32 in size, but can be machined to any desired size. This would be fixed to upright posts (70 x 70) which are either fixed to the outside or inside of a timber deck or they can be secured to brackets and chemically anchored into concrete.
Traditionally smaller timber pickets are made into panels (vertically) to fit between the posts or you could use stainless steel cabling or galvanised rods to get a clean, modern industrial look.
Balustrades are commonly seen on but not exclusive to:
They can also be made for dual purposes and act as screens
The versatility, beauty and strength of timber makes it the ideal material choice for all types of balustrades. Treated softwood and durable hardwoods are the most popular timber choices and these can be turned to create a range of unique styles and designs to suit a variety of tastes and decors.
Cape Outdoor decking products are not only affordable and maintenance free, but eco-friendly too. All wood & composite wood products are natural or made up of recycled timber, sustainable bamboo, high-density polypropylene, UV stabilizers and bonding agents. These materials combined create an exceptional and durable composite product, repelling moisture offering a completely maintenance free product. The waste renewable and natural fibers that is used is perfect for environmentally conscious customers, looking to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact.