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UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND TYPES OF BALUSTRADES

June 18, 2015

What are balustrades? They are railings that provide a protective barrier around balconies, on staircases and other areas of residential and commercial buildings. Before you can select balustrades that are right for your structure, you need to understand the different materials and types of balustrades available today.

Stainless Steel Square or Round Bars

Stainless steel is a durable choice of material for balustrades. You can complement a number of different decors with this metal. Stainless also is rust and pest resistant, which makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor areas. Both round and square bars come in this metal depending upon your design needs.

Stainless Steel Wire

Just as the stainless steel, round and square bars above are durable, so is the stainless steel wire in balustrades. This style is ideal even when you have modern decor style. The wires are installed in horizontal rows between the newel posts. Versatile design options exist for the use of these wires.

Wrought Iron Round, Square, or Twist Bars

Wrought iron is another metallic choice. Whether you select the round, square, twist bars from our company, you will discover quickly how strong wrought iron balustrades are for your balcony, stair, or other railings. An ideal choice for traditional to eclectic decor. While you could select to coat the wrought iron with a protective substance, you can also let it age naturally to develop its own unique patina.

Timber Balustrades

Timber balustrades provide the rich look of wood to your structure. You can choose from such quality timber as:

  • Tasmanian Oak
  • Victorian Ash
  • Blackbutt
  • Pine
  • Spotted Gum
  • Jarrah
  • A Variety of Hardwoods
  • Mirboo

These balustrades enhance both traditional and rustic furnishings and other areas. You can select to either stain or paint them according to your desires. Match the surrounding areas or highlight the railings in a contrasting colour. Timber balustrades are ideal for both inside and outdoors, but you may have to add weatherproofing to the timber depending on which type of timber you select.

How to Select Which Balustrade Choice Is Right for You?

Examine all your choices before you make a final decision on whether stainless steel, wrought iron, or timber is the perfect material for your balustrades. First, decide which materials complement the area. Once you narrow down your favourite choices, receive a quote for each of the materials. Make your final decision only after you discover all this information. By doing this, you will ensure that the choice you decide on also fits within your budget.

Why Should You Order Your Balustrades from Our Company?

Our company, Planet Stairs, manufactures a wide assortment of balustrades and newel posts. Why should you buy from us? We provide quality services in an honest, reliable manner for one thing. Through using our highly experienced team, you receive more than 15 years of expertise in this field. Contact us today at (03) 9360 4692 to discover further information about our services and competitive prices. We guarantee your satisfaction on all our work with balustrades and our other services.

For inquiries about all things related to stairs, feel free to contact us here at Planet Stairs.

1/13 Katherine Drive Ravenhall, 3023

  (03) 9360 4692

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