Steel is a very popular choice for handrails mostly because of the benefits this material provides. As well as being easier to set up and install than other options, steel rails can be left supported by mounted posts as a standalone feature or fixed onto a bracket and mounted onto a wall.

The versatility of steel handrails makes them an appealing choice but if you’re still to be convinced, then we’ve put together 5 benefits of using them both in the home and in a commercial setting.

Strong and durable

When considering handrails, it’s important that they’re durable and constructed from a strong material for safety reasons. Steel is one of the most durable materials for this purpose and is far stronger than timber. What’s more, steel won’t rot like timber, won’t corrode, and is easily able to face the harsh Australian elements, making it an ideal choice if you’re installing outdoor handrails.


Easy to maintain

Naturally, maintenance is an important factor, particularly if your handrails are in high traffic areas. Stainless steel requires very little maintenance, which makes it the ideal choice for handrails in commercial and retail settings, especially.

Stainless steel rails, in particular, give added value and appeal to any indoor or outdoor setting and the fact that your handrail can be kept shiny and polished with little more than a soft brush to dust it down and a cloth to buff it, is even more of a reason to opt for steel. Furthermore, steel railings won’t bend, crumble, or fracture over time.


Aesthetic appeal

An experienced metal fabricator can design all types of steel handrails from those that are smooth, sleek, and modern in their appearance to more intricate styles that bestow a unique beauty, giving an air of splendour to a staircase.

If you’re considering having a new railing fitted at your home, there really is no better option than steel. It’s the perfect choice for those with an open stairway since it can be combined with glass and wood elements to create a style that’s guaranteed to turn heads.


Design Diversity

Another advantage of choosing steel for your handrail is the fact that there are so many designs to choose from, based on your specific indoor and outdoor décor. If you’re looking for a bespoke handrail, then the experts at Metro Steel can take your ideas and turn them into a reality.



When compared to other materials, steel is an extremely cost-effective choice. The initial cost is often lower, and you have the added advantage of knowing that with stainless steel, for instance, there is no periodic finishing such as staining or painting, to be carried out in the long run. No matter what the weather throws at your outdoor steel handrails, you can be confident that they’ll retain their pristine appearance.

Now we’ve highlighted all the benefits of steel handrails, why not look to Metro Steel for a bespoke design? You can call us on 07 3204 1000 to discuss your handrail project or you’re welcome to call in at our facility at Kabi Circuit, Deception Bay to see how we can help you.

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