According to a report last week by Propertywire, garden makeovers are now the third most common type of home improvement project carried out in the UK. No wonder, as a well-kept garden is likely to increase the value of your property and make it easier to sell if you ever decide to move on – a factor worth considering in the current subdued housing market.

One of the fastest ways to improve a garden is to create an attractive seating area. Installing a balustrade, for example, can turn scruffy decking or a tired patio area into a pleasant spot for entertaining and relaxing. Children will also enjoy being able to spend time playing outdoors in a secure, enclosed environment.

Here at Pear Stairs, we supply a wide variety of Richard Burbidge outdoor decking balustrades. The flexible Traditional range includes decorative glass or timber panels, wooden or metal spindles or a combination of different materials, depending on individual taste. For a real wow factor take a look at the cutting-edge Fusion panel system, which uses timber, metal and glass to create contemporary balustrades suitable for both balconies and decks.

Fusion timber and glass outdoor decking

The Classic collection offers a choice of wooden or wrought-iron effect aluminium spindles paired with timber handrails and newel posts. You also have the option of glass panel infill – a great way of allowing uninterrupted views of the garden while still providing a structured area for outdoor dining or relaxation.

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