A growing number of homeowners and developers in Western Australia are enlisting the services of custom staircase manufacturers to have bespoke stainless steel wire balustrades made. These balustrades offer a modern and beautiful alternative to glass and are fit for use alongside a wide array of architectural styles.
However, there are more benefits to steel wire balustrades than meet the eye. This article will talk in-depth about these benefits. Here are some of these benefits:
1. Nothing impedes the views
Most people say this about glass balustrades, but few ever acknowledge the glare that they often produce. Not only that; for glass to offer that perfect, unimpeded view, you must regularly clean it. Birds and other animals also tend to crash into the glass, posing a danger to local wildlife.
Steel wire balustrades can offer all the same things, but they are easier to clean and do not pose a danger to birds.
2. You can go vertical or horizontal
Horizontal steel wire balustrades are the most common choice in custom staircases, but vertical designs can look just as attractive. Luckily, steel wire balustrades are incredibly easy to install with swaging tools. The customisation possibilities are nearly endless, so long as you meet the appropriate regulations regarding safety handrails, balustrade wire rope material and spacing, and so on. With a little bit of planning, you could have the perfect staircase or balustrading to conform to your preferences.
3. You can combine styles
It is not unheard of for homeowners and business owners to combine steel wire balustrades with other styles, such as wood posts. Traditionally, steel wires are combined with steel posts, but you can combine them with wooden posts to evoke a different feel with your design. Just make sure to consider the weather and climate in your area and the various weatherproofing measures to take to ensure your designs are long-lasting.
4. There are many options for different climate conditions
We’ve spoken before about weatherproofing and choosing the right materials according to climate conditions. The wonderful thing about stainless steel wire balustrading is that there are plenty of options, fittings, and materials to choose from that adapt to any number of weather conditions. These are also generally inexpensive, allowing you more freedom with your budget.
5. Only minimal maintenance is needed
The beauty of stainless steel wire balustrading is that you can achieve the task of fencing areas and creating a safety handrail for your staircases with minimal parts. The fact that the few parts are also incredibly durable and suited to the elements also means that minimal maintenance is required to keep the whole system clean and strong, unlike with glass and other types of balustrading.
These are only a few of the benefits of stainless steel wire. If you decide to incorporate them into your home and business, you are likely to discover more. This type of balustrading is not only durable but also highly customisable and wonderfully versatile. They fit any architectural style, and all you need is a little touch of creativity.
If you need a Perth-based custom staircase manufacturer for your home or business, send us a message at Aussie Balustrading. We have a great number of choices for people of all preferences.