Balustrades: Choosing the Right One for Your Home

A glass balustrade that leads up to the second floor Whether you are getting a new house built or remodelling the old one, choosing the right balustrade is important. You could consult an architect when making a decision to make sure the balustrade matches your home design. Some of the issues to be addressed are:

  • Do you want an interior or exterior balustrade, or both?
  • Do you have the building plans with you?
  • What is the style of the building?
  • Where is the house located?
  • Do you want stainless steel balustrades or something else? Why?
  • What kind of warranty can you expect?
  • What kind of handrail can you have?

Based on the number of balustrades required, Active Metal recommends checking your budget to see that they are within range.

The Types of Balustrades

There are several types of balustrades to choose from and your choice will depend on your needs and personal preference.

  • Glazed
  • Aluminium
  • A combination of materials
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Stainless steel

Other factors that play an important role include usage, safety, durability, aesthetic appeal, maintenance and cost. There is no need to choose the same look for the entire house. Many people choose stainless steel balustrading, as it is easy to maintain, offers clean and sleek looks, durable and affordable.

Regardless of the material, all balustrades have to meet Australia’s building codes and safety standards. This is even more important in homes or structures where there are kids.

Facts to Note

Stainless steel balustrades look stunning in any architectural style, particularly if it is teamed up with wood or glass. As it is low maintenance and corrosion resistant, it can be used indoors and outdoors. Experts recommend using a 316 grade Marine or 2205 premium grade metal for the outdoors.

Balustrades can be customised to meet every customer’s need and to suit any property. Builders offer a variety of options for fixings as well.

Choose steel right at the beginning and save more money. You can upgrade and modernise your home by making steel your first choice.

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