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Decking Rope - Manila

What is manila decking rope?

  • Our manila decking rope is a traditional, natural fibre rope made from the leaves of the Abaca plant.
  • Thick Rope - available up to 60mm diameter 
  • 100% natural, fully biodegradable, NO plastic
  • The Abaca plant is native to the Phillipines, hence the rope is called Manila (capital of the Phillipines).
  • Manila rope is available by the metre or by the coil (220m)
  • Our rope is grade one manila rope. It has a great many uses and is great as a garden rope..

Because it is a natural fibre rope, manila rope (manilla) will shrink when wet and lengthen when dry so be sure to allow approx. 10% extra when you are measuring and ordering. The diameter of our manila rope is measured during the manufacturing process whilst the rope is under tension so the finished product often has a larger diameter than stated. Call us if you need advice on which rope to choose.

Why should I choose manila decking rope?

  • Landscaping projects where natural fibre is required
  • Decking Rope- will weather in appearance and degrade quicker than synthetic ropes
  • Ornamental purposes

Are there any downsides?

Manila decking rope is a versatile garden rope and has always been very popular. Traditionalists will still choose this as their rope fence of choice. Because manila is a natural fibre, it's great for the environment as it will fully biodegrade. The downside to this is that it may biodegrade sooner than you want it to and if you've spent a couple of years training your roses to grow over it, the last thing you want to do is to rip it out and start again. For an environmentally conscious product or to enhance a natural habitat, manila decking rope is a superb choice. For longevity, you may wish to consider our synthetic decking rope instead.

Our natural fibre decking ropes often measure slightly larger than the stated diameter. This is because the fibres swell. If you want to ensure you're getting the right rope for your decking or rope fence; or to fit through holes in your fence posts, please ask us for a sample first. 

Colour: natural dark brown.

If you'd prefer a synthetic rope with a traditional appearance, click here to view our Hardy Hemp decking rope 



  • Model: Manila Decking Rope
  • Manufactured by: ropelocker

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