Rope balustrade and brass fittings are a simple way to mark the edge of a low-level deck or walkway. The number of ropes used is usually one, two or three, but more can be added if you wish.
This style of balustrade is only suitable for lower-level decks. (Less than 300mm above ground level).
The rope can be attached to the newels with brass fittings or by drilling holes through the newels and putting a stop knot in the rope.
Tip 1. To keep the rope in good condition and reduce the risk of green algae on the rope, we recommend treating the rope twice a year with clear water repellent liquid. Any algae or mould that does grow can be removed with mould and mildew cleaner.
Tip 2. Before cutting the rope to size, tape both sides of the cut (about 25mm) tightly with duck tape. This stops the end unravelling and makes it easier to push through holes or into the brass end fittings.