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Why Railings Make a Great Addition to Decking

Trex composite decking with Trex signature glass railing in black

Spring is in the air, signalling not only the start of warmer and lighter days but also the beginning of the traditional decking season.

Now is a great time to invest in enhancing your outdoor space, and decking offers a fantastic solution thanks to its versatility and, particularly in the case of Trex composite decking, longevity even with minimal maintenance. There are also a number of ways to maximise this investment, including the addition of composite decking railing – which are ideally suited to both the residential and commercial sectors thanks to providing both safety and style.


Depending on the design and location of a deck, railings can be a vital safety consideration. This is particularly important for the commercial sector where there are safety requirements, but also for residential decks that may be used by children and other more vulnerable groups.

Multi-level decks require the addition of handrails to ensure safe use, and railings should be an essential addition to any deck that is built at a high level to act as a barrier. Where this is the case, there may be existing building regulations or planning permissions required so it’s important to consider this at design phase.

Composite decking railing


While railings offer an important safety element to a deck, they also offer a great aesthetic option. Here at Arbordeck, we’re proud to supply a wide range of composite decking railings suited to all tastes, budgets and requirements – from minimalist glass railings for uninterrupted views and a sleek finish, to classic balustrades with all the contemporary benefits.

This year, we’ve streamlined our collections to ensure we’re ahead of the latest trends and able to meet our customers’ changing needs.

New for 2024

The Trex Signature Railing System combines effortless style with exceptional strength and is available in three beautiful colours for ultimate versatility. This collection also features the new bespoke Trex Signature Glass Railing, which replaces traditional rails with glass to maximise any view.

We’ve also launched our Contemporary Glass Railing System, a tailored collection featuring elements of our Fully Frameless System and Stainless Steel and Glass Railing System. The collection brings together timeless design and contemporary clean lines to make the ultimate design statement.

Whatever your decking requirements are, composite decking railing is the ideal way to frame your outdoor space. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest product news and updates.

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