Railcraft® Installations, Alterations and Repairs

Expert Glass and Picket Component Railing Systems

Railcraft® aluminum railings are designed for today's outdoor living areas. Whether it’s new construction or renovation, the backyard or a high rise, painting and maintaining your railings are a thing of the past! Unlike wood or wrought iron, Railcraft® aluminum railings will not rust, rot, peel or need repainting.

Railcraft® aluminum component railing systems are built and installed to give you years of carefree enjoyment, while adding value to your home or cottage. It reduces material and labor maintenance cost, when compared to traditional wood or metal railings. Railcraft® powder coated railing systems are salt water resistant make them ideal for installation in coastal regions.

Their innovative designs are engineered to achieve the ultimate strength while providing a system that is aesthetically pleasing to the customer. Railcraft® aluminum railing systems can be installed both indoors and outdoors in residential or commercial applications.

Here are a few of the many reasons to choose Railcraft®:

  • Component system (picket and glass)
  • Fast installation
  • Maintenance free/no rust
  • High-quality powder coat finish
  • Unlimited life span
  • Interior or exterior applications
  • Standard and custom colours
  • Engineered systems
  • Limited Railcraft® lifetime warranty
  • Unobstructed view
  • Wind break
  • Professionally installed by Distinctive Deck & Rail employees
Deck with inset hot tub featuring glass panel Railcraft railings.
Large deck and patio project featuring glass panels flanked by pickets as well as Duradek vinyl decking.

Railcraft® colours:

  • Gloss White
  • Quartz Grey
  • Chocolate
  • Sandalwood
  • Railing Grey
  • Black Velvet
  • Evergreen
  • Flat Black
  • Rideau Brown
  • Railcraft Tan
  • Railing Beige
  • Oyster Grey
  • Have an idea for a color you don’t see here? We can make it happen.*

*The additional charge is approximately five dollars per foot.

The Installation Process

Railcraft® top rails, posts and components are coated with TGIC polyester powder. Because of our unique process of powder coating, many problems and issues inherent in liquid finishing are eliminated or minimized, as powder coating does not run, dip or sag and results in significantly lower reject rates. Powder coating provides a wide range of performance properties, offering excellent resistance to corrosion, heat impact, abrasion, fading from sunlight and extreme weather. The result is a uniform, durable, high quality finish that is also environmentally friendly. Railcraft® rails, posts and components are fabricated with high grade extruded aluminum. Aluminum is 43 times stronger than wood. Compared to other materials, aluminum resists expansion and contraction due to extreme cold or heat. Ounce for ounce, aluminum is one of the strongest and most stable materials that exist for the North American climate. Since aluminum does not absorb moisture, it will NOT RUST, chip, shrink or crack.

Posts, rails and components are engineered for maximum strength. Stainless steel screws are used to fasten the post’s bottom plate. We go one step further, by embedding the screws in urethane sealant; the penetration in the vinyl is sealed. Railcraft® posts are 1 5/8" (not 1 1/2"). Our top rails are continuous (no post interruption) giving you 20-22 feet of clear run before a connecting sleeve is required.

Finished concrete stairs featuring Railcraft aluminium railings.
Deck with glass panel railings and duradek vinyl decking membrane.

Built to Strict Standards

Railcraft® is the perfect railing system for both commercial and residential applications, indoors or outdoors. Our tempered glass system meets the Uniform Building Code, 1991 Edition, Section 1712a, Table 23-B, "Balcony Railing and Guardrails", and the National Building Code of Canada, 1992 Edition, Section "Loads on guards", which are some of the most stringent in the world. Our railing systems are engineered to achieve the ultimate strength while providing a system that is aesthetically pleasing to the customer.


Our wide variety of Railcraft® aluminum component railing systems can easily be custom fitted to handle non-standard angles and configurations that are part of today’s decks. Our two rail profiles offer clean elegant lines that blend beautifully for both residential and commercial applications, indoors or outdoors.

All glass and picket component systems are interchangeable; the railings may be all glass, all pickets or a combination of both. Railcraft® railings may be installed either on surface or fascia mount; on wood decks, over any waterproof surface, and our dedicated installers will seal the post lag bolts with urethane to validate that membrane, or on top of a concrete slab (smooth or aggregate). Architects and designers will appreciate the system’s ability to adapt to virtually any configuration you could imagine!

Deck featuring frosted and clear glass panel Railcraft railings and Duradek vinyl deck membrane.

Enjoy some more pictures of our Railcraft® and Duradek™ installations

Contact Us

With just one call to Distinctive Deck & Rail, you can add beautiful and durable decking or railings to your home. Since 1983, we have provided top-quality products and excellent service to our clients in Nanaimo, mid-Vancouver Island, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Ladysmith and Chemainus. Our professional installers strive to do every job properly – on time and on budget.

To inquire about any of our products or services, request an estimate or leave a testimonial, please call us or use the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!


Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 AM - 10 AM
-Phone calls will be returned in the PM


2240 Dorman Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W2





Parksville & Qualicum Beach


Ladysmith & Chemainus




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