Exploring The Many Benefits Of Structural Steel Handrails

You probably know that structural steel is used in many businesses, but did you know that it’s also used across many industries too? Why? Because of its heavy duty qualities. Structural steel is not only durable but extremely versatile too, which makes it so popular.

Most handrails are made from structural steel and having read the above, the reasons may seem pretty obvious. It just wouldn’t be an option to use any material that was flimsy since the main purpose of a handrail is to provide hand support for people going up and downstairs. More importantly, the handrail is there for a person to grasp, should they accidentally trip, so that they don’t take a serious tumble. Structural steel therefore fits the bill perfectly because it’s strong, versatile and long lasting. Let’s take a look in closer detail at some other benefits of structural steel handrails.


Using a material that is long lasting and strong is extremely important when it comes to handrails, particularly when you consider the level of foot traffic that stairs incur. Structural steel is much stronger than wood, for example, since it has such a high tensile strength. Since structural steel is also rust proof and weatherproof, it makes the perfect choice for external stairs too.

Ease of maintenance

As well as being strong, structural steel handrails are very easy to maintain. Unlike wooden handrails which require painting or varnishing on a regular basis, all that’s needed to keep structural steel handrails looking like new is to brush off any dirt and dust with a brush and wipe them with a damp soft cloth. Because of this easy maintenance, they’re the preferred choice in the construction industry.


When compared to other materials structural steel handrails are relatively cost effective. Because they don’t need periodic painting or varnishing, it means that property owners can save money in the long run. They also continue to retain their sleek good looks in extreme weather conditions. So if you’re looking for long term savings and aesthetics, then structural steel is the material of choice.

Visually appealing

Since structural steel handrails are seen in most commercial buildings that’s proof enough that they are both strong and visually appealing. When used in residential properties, they provide a look that is sleek and contemporary.


Variety is the spice of life, or so they say, and one of the major advantages of choosing structural steel handrails is that a steel fabricating company can make them to any design and size that you want, to fit comfortably into your interior space. Whether you want a style that is minimalistic or something more intricate, if you can imagine it, then a good steel fabricator can make it.

With so many benefits to structural steel handrails, why would you consider anything else? If you’re considering structural steel handrails for your property then get in touch with Metro Steel too see just what we can do for you. Our skilled team has the experience and the knowledge to ensure that you get just what you’re looking for. Contact us on 07 3204 1000or drop by our premises in Deceptive Bay and let’s talk.