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Timberline Balustrade

The Spectrum Range

When you want the natural beauty of wood without the natural problems, our Timberline wood-effect railing is the perfect solution. With its traditional style and rich texture, the natural look of wood has plenty of admirers.

Wood Aesthetic

Wood grain without the migraine

In Our Element

Manufactured from 6063 T4 / T6 Aluminium to the BS EN 755 standard series


A2 Fire Rated and fully compliant with BS EN 13501-1

Extremely Durable

Has a design life of 60+ years and comes with our 25 Year Warranty*

Our Timberline Balustrade top rail is created by applying advanced powder coating techniques to our aluminium top rail to reproduce the detailing of timber, making it virtually indistinguishable from the real thing but without the natural headaches timber brings.

Environmentally Friendly

100% recyclability manufactured from 77% recycled aluminium

Concealed Fixings

Components are connected internally making this product anti-tamper and weld free

Hydro Dipped

Creating a unique texture on every application


Tension Wire

Tension wire infills provide contemporary minimalist styling as well as providing attractive looks.

Horizontal Rail

Providing classic styling, our horizontal railed infills can be powder coated in a range of colours and finishes. The number of rails can vary according to preference and need and are available in a choice of diameters.

Toughened Safety Glass

As one of our most popular infill specifications, toughened safety glass provides a versatile and adaptable option. Tested in accordance with BS EN12600 Class 1, toughened safety glass panel infills can be clear or tinted depending on your needs or we could even create a Bespoke Etched Design if your aesthetics desire it.

Vertical Rail

Vertical Infill is made from steel railings with an aluminium stanchion and top rail.

Perforated Panels

Perforated panel infills can be powder coated in a range of colours and finishes. They provide a robust and durable option for high-traffic areas.

Wood You Know The Difference?

Available in a matte or gloss finish, the handrail’s wood style combines superbly with a metallic-finish balustrade. Unlike real wood, which is prone to snagging, Timberline’s rail is warm and comfortable to the touch with smooth powder coating and excellent insulation properties.



Timberline is non-absorptive – unlike genuine wood rails, which require ongoing treatment to maintain their aesthetic, prevent absorption of bacteria and control infection. The modular system offers the versatility to meet virtually any design requirement, no matter how complex.

Timberline Colours

Our Timberline effect is created a little differently from our usual RAL colours. Here at Neaco, we have our own in-house powder-coating plant and water tank purely for the use of this aesthetic. To create the wood look, we initially powder-coat the material in a light or dark beige to give it a base colour before moving the product over to the Hydro Dipping Tank. Our product is then dipped into a water bath with textured film laying on the water, which creates a unique texture on every application. No Timberline can ever be identical. Once this is complete, we then clear coat the material to give the dipped design extra protection. In this final stage, there is an option to either have the Timberline as a matte finish or as a gloss finish, no matter what, this aesthetic will be unique to your project.

Light Oak
Dark Oak

Ask Us For a Quote

Our friendly, expert team are on hand to speak with you and advise on your requirements.


Is this a wooden handrail?
Certainly not. This specific handrailing design is a wood-effect aluminium system which gives you all the aesthetic virtues of wood without the environmental, hygienic and maintenance concerns associated with it. To the naked eye, Timberline's powder-coated reproduction of natural oak grain is indistinguishable from the real thing. It gives you the traditional style of wooden handrails without the traditional problems!
What is a modular system?
Modular systems provide a huge range of modular components which are precision- manufactured off-site to an exacting standard, deliv­ered to the site and then assembled on-site. This means factory-controlled quality, faster installation, less mess, less waste and less energy con­sumption than products which are fabricated on-site. Spectrum's modular components are assembled with an internal connection system which requires no external fixtures and no welding for an ultra-smooth finish.
Why do Neaco manufacture in aluminium?
Aluminium is a great building material for many reasons: it provides maintenance-free durability and is also non-toxic, corrosive-free, non­combustible and 100% recyclable - a particularly useful feature for our Genesis industrial system designed for eco-friendly performance in the harshest environments. The permanent finish of neaco's nylon powder coating - a standard specification on most Spectrum systems - provides smooth, clean lines for comfortable touch and high aesthetic value. It's also worth noting that our stainless steel systems provide many similar benefits.
What does ‘warm-to-touch’ mean and why is it important?
‘Warm-to-touch’ is a well-known phrase when it comes to handrails as it is an important building regulation when a handrail is utilised in high-traffic environments. Document K of the building regulations outlines that handrails should not “become excessively cold or hot to touch” (Ref 1.36 e, pg. 15). This is reinforced by section 5.10.5 of BS 8300. The concept is that handrails provide support on stairs or ramps, however, if the environment is subject to extreme temperatures and the handrail conducts this temperature, then this may cause reluctance to use the handrail and therefore cause a safety risk.
Does Neaco Install as well as Supply?
Yes, we provide a full installation service in addition to technical support and consultation throughout the specification process. Our team of experts is always on hand to assist at every stage.
Do Neaco offer bespoke solutions?
Yes, absolutely. Over the years we have worked with numerous architects and designers to incorporate bespoke features outside of our standard specifications, including light fittings to the top of stanchions, etched designs to glass infills and structural glass installed at unusual angles. We pride ourselves on the flexibility and adaptability of our technical support services, so please feel free to discuss your particular requirements with one of our team.

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