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Decking Rope & Fittings

Decking Rope & Fittings

Decking Rope & Fittings

Need some high-quality yet affordable decking rope? You’re in the right place - RopesDirect is a leading UK supplier.

We can also supply you with a brass fittings - such as hooks and end caps in shiny brass, antique brass, chromes and blacks.

Scroll down for top tips on measuring and fitting rope for decking, balustrades and garden rails.

    Decking Rope

    We currently sell five main types of Decking Rope by the metre:

    Most people choose a diameter between 24-36mm. However, other sizes are available and these can be found in the respective Jute, Synthetic Hemp, Manila and PolySilk categories. If you need more than one length, this can be easily specified in the ‘comments’ box during checkout.

    All of our ropes for decking, garden balustrades and rope rails are manufactured by a trusted overseas partner and are superior quality. Our natural ropes, Manila and Jute (which has a polypropylene core ) will come with ends bound with PVC tape; our synthetic ropes (Synthetic Hemp, Synthetic Sisal and Polysilk) will come with heat sealed ends. You can also choose from a range of other rope end finishes – including whipped, end-capped, soft eye spliced and hard eye spliced. More information on these options can be found on the ‘rope end finishes’ page.

    Which is the right decking rope for my project? Watch our new video

    Very often we recommend Synthetic Hemp. This has a very natural appearance and is incredibly soft to handle. As it's made from synthetic fibres it‘s also weatherproof, UV resistant and will not rot or shrink if wet. It’s regarded as an all-round winner, perfect for prolonged outdoor use.

    The synthetic sisal has a more synthetic look, and some customers like to use our brightly coloured PolySilk for a funky design effect.

    By contrast, Jute and Manila ropes are made from natural fibres. As a 100% natural rope, manila can shrink or expand with the weather. Our Jute is made from three strands, each with a synthetic (polypropylene) core for added strength and stability. Natural ropes are more likely to deteriorate over time if exposed to the elements. But they do have a very rustic and traditional look, that will complement planting and timber work in your garden and any natural fibres which drop into the soil will rot down naturally. For any indoor projects, our Jute can be a good, cost-effective option.



    Measure right!

    Drill the holes right!

    • Wait for the rope to arrive
    • Drill test holes first
    • The diameter of the hole will always need to be larger than the diameter of the rope

    Watch our video to get it right - and see what to do if you drill a hole too small!


    Why choose us for decking rope?

    We’re all about customer satisfaction, here at RopesDirect. As an exclusively online supplier, we aim to supply the best possible products, at the best possible price. Orders placed before 12pm will usually be delivered in 1-2 working days.

    Our team have excellent knowledge of the garden decking ropes available and are always happy to help. So, if you have any questions or would like advice on the best type of decking rope for you, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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