Structural Steel Handrails – So What Are The Benefits?

You probably don’t have to go far to find a stainless steel handrail. Whether it’s in your local shopping centre, on public transport, or in your home, the fact is that steel handrails have many benefits. Aside from the fact that steel is durable, yet malleable, there are many other benefits for investing in stainless steel handrails for your construction or design. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at a few of them.

It’s strong

It stands to reason that handrails need to be strong. After all they need to offer support when people are travelling up and down stairs and obviously they need to be strong enough to do this continuously for many years. The fact is that structural steel has a high tensile strength, means that it’s the ideal material to act as a major supporting structure. Not only that, structural steel is rust proof and anti corrosive so it offers the perfect solution.

Easy maintenance

Stainless steel handrails are incredibly easy to maintain. Once in position, they don’t require regular painting or varnishing like wood, they simply need a wipe down to keep them looking like new. In fact the beauty of steel handrails is that they will continue to retain their appearance, even when constantly exposed to extremes of weather.

Cost effective

Steel railings may initially be more expensive than other materials, but from a long-term perspective, they’re more durable and once in position, don’t require any protective finishing or periodic renovation or maintenance. Therefore they really are a cost-effective solution because you only spend the money once.

Aesthetically appealing

There’s something quite beautiful about a well-made steel handrail. It’s sleek and tactile and can be made to curve round in beautiful spirals to accompany winding staircases, or it can bring out the best in a straight staircase with it’s dramatic sharp 45 degree angular lines. It can be plain and simple in design conforming to the Bauhaus ideals of simplicity, or alternatively steel handrails can be incredibly intricate and decorative. Whatever your taste or style there’s no denying that steel handrails are beautiful.

With so many benefits why consider any other material? Here at Metro Steel, we fabricate a wide range of steel products including stainless steel handrails. Why not contact us on 07 32040 1000 and talk to an expert to help you turn your designs into a reality.

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