Once the beating heart of industrial Britain, the 127-mile Leeds and Liverpool Canal used to bring commerce and prosperity to businesses across Northern England.
More than a century on from its Victorian heyday, the canal is now more about leisure and tourism than heavy industry.
When one installer was tasked with transforming a neglected stretch of it to make the most of its scenic potential, he turned to F.H. Brundle for help.
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 edge, the deck boards had to be able to withstand wet conditions without rotting or warping or becoming slippery underfoot.
Brundle’s mold-resistant, easy-maintenance Rinato composite decking ticked all of those boxes and the project went on to incorporate 30 square metres of teak-look Rinato Classic boards and fixings.
Offering a perfect balance of safety and aesthetics, the installation also used 18 linear metres of F.H. Brundle’s elegant Pro-Railing balustrading, with toughened monolithic standard glass panels and corrosion-resistant stainless steel components and plain top posts.
Installer Liam Atkins commented: “With a great range of products and a reliable delivery network, I find F.H. Brundle to be one of the best companies I’ve dealt with.
“My customer was suitably impressed with all the Brundle products I showed them and didn’t need to consider any other suppliers.”
Rinato deck boards come in a few different options. Natural features a 360-degree wraparound polymer Capstock shield, offering year-round protection against the elements.
Victoria M board incorporates less composite material, making it lighter and more economical, and especially suited to gardens, patios or balconies.
The robust Classic boards are an excellent choice for areas with high footfall, making them a natural fit for both residential and commercial applications.
F.H. Brundle also offers an extensive range of quality, quick-fit glass balustrade products to help installers get started in this lucrative and growing market.