Paul Smith, Head of Marketing at F.H. Brundle, discusses the company’s outstanding aluminium decking system, Synergised.

For decades, aluminium wasn’t a material you’d find in the average garden. Widely used in heavy industry, aerospace and automotive, it’s usage in more residential contexts was relatively rare.

But in more recent years, that’s changed. It’s now much more common to find it in gardens, on balconies, and in other residential settings.

Why? Because aluminium is an outstanding modern material, suitable for a whole host of different sectors and applications.

Firstly, it’s strong, lightweight, easy to handle, and both watertight and weather resistant.

It also offers sleek, fashionable aesthetics, low maintenance and good traction for all areas.

In fact, at F.H. Brundle, we think it’s a great decking material – which is why we’ve recently added our new Synergised aluminium decking range to our extensive selection of timber alternatives.

An alternative to timber

Think decking, and you probably think timber.

But timber, as classically attractive and readily available as it is, has problems, as everyone in our sector is well aware.

It will rot, it can twist and warp, and can require a great deal of maintenance to keep looking and performing its best.

Which, in recent years, has led to the development of a wide range of alternatives – and one of the most popular is aluminium.

Synergised is a robust, fully fire-rated aluminium decking system designed to meet the rigorous demands of twenty-first century usage, and help tradespeople throughout the sector win lucrative new business.

Synergised decking is made from structural-grade 6063 T6 aluminium, and finished with a 100 micron Qualicoat™ premium powder coating, giving it exceptional colour retention, even after years of exposure to the sun.

What’s more, its highly slip-resistant surface is comfortable underfoot, and stays cool in hot weather, making it perfect for garden applications – while the fact it’s A1 and 2fl-s1 fire-rated at heights of 18m for commercial buildings and 11m for residential make it ideal for high-rise settings.

It’s also tested to EN 13501, EN 12823 and EN ISO 1716, and comes in three colours – anthracite, black and Serengeti sand.

Up to 50% cost saving

Synergised is extremely quick and easy to install, offers a 50% cost saving when compared to similar systems, and comes with a life expectancy of over 25 years.

Its mill finish subframe is available in 3 heights with the 20mm option ideal for ultra-low profile applications. Lightweight and easy to cut, it’s extremely quick to assemble and fit.

The system’s adjustable cradles make for a very simple install, too – with height adjustment ranging from 45mm to 180mm, which, combined with our joist profiles, will deliver decking at the exact angle required.

Stunning porcelain tiles

The latest addition to the range are highly versatile porcelain tiles.

The Italian-made La Fabbrica collection is ideal for all types of decking and raised patio applications, including high rise cantilever and pre-cast balconies, with designs dominated by the warmth and texture of real wood.

The La Fabbrica collection is available in two options – Ca’Foscari, which recreates the warmth and natural appearance of textured wood, and Yosemite, which boasts wood-like knots and veining.

It’s a fantastic addition that makes one of the leading timber-alternative decking systems even better.

If you’d like to learn more about Synergised, or request a free sample, call 01708 398048 or visit