Designers go with the grain as demand surges for wood-effect balustrade
Neaco are experiencing a surge in demand for wood-effect handrails and balustrade following the specification of their Timberline system in a wide range of recent projects.
Architects and specifiers from a variety of sectors have used Timberline’s intricate reproduction of oak grain – applied to aluminium handrails with advanced powder coating – to provide rich texture to their design scheme. Many of these developments have involved the refurbishment of historic and listed buildings which are ideally suited to the traditional aesthetic provided by Timberline. Impervious to surface deterioration and bacterial infection, the system’s maintenance-free durability and hygienic qualities represent a clear an advantage over real wood which has been recognised by numerous designers.
Neaco’s national sales manager, Richard Richardson-Derry, said:
“Real wood is very appealing aesthetically but requires ongoing treatment to maintain its appearance and prevent absorption of bacteria and control infection. With Timberline, designers can achieve the natural beauty of wood grain without the practical problems associated with it. Timberline has now become one of our most popular products.”