Canal dreams

FH Brundle recently supplied decking and balustrading to what was once the beating heart of industrial Britain: a 127-mile artery bringing commerce and prosperity to businesses across northern England.

More than a century on from its Victorian heyday, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is more about leisure and tourism than heavy industry, and the customer’s vision was for lush, landscaped gardens across several different levels, flowing down to the Blackburn waterfront, where decking and glass balustrades would make for a tranquil seating area.

Delivering that required products with staying power. Right by the water, the deck boards had to be able to withstand wet conditions without rotting or warping, or becoming slippery underfoot.

FH Brundle’s mould-resistant, easy-maintenance Rinato composite decking ticked all of those boxes, and the project went on to incorporate 30m2 of teak-look Rinato Classic boards and fixings.

The installation also used 18 linear metres of FH Brundle’s Pro-Railing balustrading, with toughened monolithic standard glass panels and corrosion-resistant stainless steel components and plain top posts.

Installer Liam Atkins said: “My customer was suitably impressed with all the Brundle products I showed them, and never considered another supplier.”

Rinato deck boards come in four different options. Natural features a 360º wraparound polymer Capstock shield.

Victoria M board incorporates less composite material, making it lighter and more economical, and especially suited to gardens, patios or balconies.

And the Classic boards are designed for areas with high footfall, making them a natural fit for both residential and commercial applications.

FH Brundle also offers an extensive range of quality, quick-fit glass balustrade products.