DeckMart Building Supplies

TimberTech Premier Railing

The perfect combination! Attractive, long-lasting composite - with the beauty of natural wood detailing
NOTE: DeckMart offers three lines of TimberTech Classic Series railing: Premier, Radiance, & Drink Railing. The only difference between these three lines is the top rail. The railing section itself is identical for all three lines. This design simplifies installation and purchasing for homeowners and contractors – thank you TimberTech!

Get started with the simple steps below to purchase your TimberTech railing deck supplies.

We strongly recommend following the TimberTech Classic Series Railing installation guide for best results.

Step 1: Rail Kit & Rail Pack
Step 2: Post Sleeves, Caps & Skirts
Step 3: Balusters
Step 4: Parts
Step 5: Final Touches
Gate Kit
Step 1: Rail Kit & Rail Pack
TimberTech Classic Series Premier Railing
TimberTech Classic Series Radiance Railing
TimberTech Classic Series Drink Railing

Step 1: Select Railing Kits

Choose your colour

Start your railing order by selecting the desired colour. 
  • TimberTech Classic Series Premier railing is available in two colours: White & Black

Determine the number of sections

TimberTech railing is available in 6' and 8' sections. 
  • Make a drawing of your deck and determine how many TimberTech railing sections you will need. 
  • Try to make all railing sections on a row the same size. (For 20 feet of railing, create four 5’ sections with 6’ rails or three approximately 7' sections with 8' rails – rather than 6', 6', 8'.)
  • Section length is measured from the center of the post to the center of the post. Therefore, the actual size of 6' or 8' sections will be slightly less than six or eight feet.

Determine the number of top rails

  • One section of railing = one top rail
  • Order the same quantity of TimberTech Premier Rail Top Rails as the number of sections in your deck railing.

Determine the number of Universal Bottom Rails (for drink rail)

  • For the drink rail, you will purchase stand-alone TimberTech Universal Bottom Rails instead of the regular top rail
  • One section of railing = one Universal Bottom Rail
  • Order the same quantity of TimberTech Universal Bottom Rails as the number of sections in your deck railing.
  • The decking board (top rail in this case) should be installed (face-screwed) on the top of the Universal Bottom Rail. 
  • Use Starborn Pro Plug System for no-show screw installation.
  • Please note that TimberTech decking boards with scalloped profiles or grooves do not qualify as a top rail for the drink rail design.

Which rail kit is right for me?

  • If you choose a TimberTech Classic Series Universal Rail kit, skip Step 3, since these kits include composite balusters. 
  • TimberTech "Laser etched" Universal Rail Packs are designed to be used ONLY with aluminum baluster infill, glass infill, and cable railing.
  • TimberTech Universal Rail Packs are designed to be used ONLY with composite baluster infills.
Step 2: Post Sleeves, Caps & Skirts
TimberTech Premier Railing with LED post lights

Step 2: Select Post Kits

TimberTech Classic Series Post Sleeves, Caps, & Skirt railing supplies are sold separately.
  • When you select post kits for TimberTech Classic Series railing, you can choose 5"x5" posts or 5.5"x5.5" posts. 
  • Please note that these are TimberTech post sleeves and must be installed over 4x4 lumber posts or TimberTech Railing Secure Mount Posts (see Step 4).
  • For a clean, seamless look, choose TimberTech post sleeves, caps, and skirt deck supplies of the same colour. 
  • Below are TimberTech Classic Series post kits in two separate sections with 5"x5" and 5.5"x5.5" options.

TimberTech Classic Series 5"x5" Post Sleeves, Caps & Skirts

TimberTech Classic Series 5.5"x5.5" Post Sleeves, Caps & Skirts

Step 3: Balusters
TimberTech Premier Railing white- with 5.5 inch posts

Step 3: Balusters & Glass infill

TimberTech Classic Series railing balusters are available in Black and White.
The baluster size determines the height of your TimberTech railing. 
  • Use 29" balusters for 36" railing
  • Use 31" balusters for 36" railing (with less than 2” gap between deck & bottom rail)
  • Use 35” for 42” railing 
  • Use 37” for 42” railing (with less than 2” gap between deck & bottom rail)
Refer to your local building codes to determine the required railing height.
The following requirements apply in Ontario:
  • If the deck/porch height is above-grade 5' or more, your handrail should be 42" high (from the deck surface).
  • If the deck/porch height is less than 5' above-grade, your handrail should be 36" high (from the deck surface).
  • If the deck/porch height is less than 2' above-grade, a railing is not required.

TimberTech Classic Series Balusters

Step 4: Parts

Step 4: Parts

Hardware Kits
  • TimberTech Railing Universal Hardware Kits are compatible with Classic Composite Series Railing. 
  • If you are creating two or more sections out of one standard railing section, you will need additional hardware kits.
Mounting Kits
  • The Secure-Mount Post and Deck Mounting Kit allow for installation of railing posts directly onto a deck or porch surface without using a 4x4 treated post.
  • The Secure-Mount Post is designed for use on decks and concrete surfaces.

Secure-Mount Post & Deck Mounting Kit brochure

Step 5: Final Touches
TimberTech Premier Railing White - with LED post lights

Step 5: Final touches - TimberTech LED lighting

Complete your deck design with the perfect final touches: TimberTech LED lighting. Cast a soft glow on railing posts, stairs, perimeters, and more, for a touch of illumination and ambiance.
TimberTech offers a complete line of LED deck lighting to put the finishing touches on your outdoor space:
  • Under-Rail Lights
  • Accent Lights
  • In-Deck Lights
  • Island Caps
  • Post Cap lights
  • Riser lights

TimberTech Lighting Installation guide

Gate Kit
TimberTech Premier Railing-white - with composite gate

TimberTech Gate Kit

Enhance your TimberTech railing system with seamless accessibility. TimberTech’s Universal Gate Kit makes it easy to add a premium gate to your outdoor living space.
For use with RadianceRail®, Premier®, and Trademark™ product lines only.
Gate kit installation tips:
  • Gate kit allows for openings up to 48”.
  • Gates should always swing away from the stairs when opening.
  • Be sure to install on a post that is plumb; this is critical for the gate to operate properly.
  • Gate should be installed with composite balusters only.
  • Installation is easiest with two people.

TimberTech Universal Gate Kit Installation guide

TimberTech Gate Kit

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