Demand surges for wood-effect alternative to wooden balustrade
neaco are experiencing a surge in demand for a low-maintenance alternative to wooden balustrade following the specification of our Timberline wood-effect 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 Managing Director, Alan Green, said: “Real wood is very appealing aesthetically but requires ongoing treatment to maintain its appearance, prevent absorption of bacteria and control infection. It is vulnerable to deterioration which can reduce its comfort and safety to the touch. With Timberline, designers can achieve the natural beauty of wood grain without the practical problems associated with it. We have invested in powder coating technology to achieve a smooth wood-effect finish which, to the naked eye, is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Timberline has now become one of the most popular products in our handrail and balustrade range.”
neaco’s Spectrum range of handrail, balustrade and balconies also includes powder coated aluminium balustrade in a range of solid and metallic colours and satin polished stainless steel balustrade.