Earlier in construction history, cut stone and concrete were preferred choice for commercial balustrades and guardrails but today lighter materials are popular and it is possible to achieve an artistic look with the help of brass, wood, glass and steel balustrades, guardrails and banisters. If your main criteria for guardrails are strength, then it is advisable to opt for aluminum or guardrails since they are lightweight yet sturdy and engineered to meet safety standards.
Even though the primary intention behind hand railings is the aspect of safety, there is no reason that this consideration should detract from its appearance. With today’s s advanced design technologies, it is possible to have commercial balustrades and hand rails that both satisfy your desire for safety as well as beauty. In addition, you have a wide range of materials at your disposal like aluminum, steel, iron, glass, brass and wood.
There was a time when balustrades had no aesthetic feel and were used for function. Today, on the other hand, contractors and architects can enhance the look of buildings solely by the installation of beautiful balustrades, guardrails and hand railings. This is a huge advancement when compared to the balustrades back then and the modern styles as we know them.
In many cases, commercial balustrades are the preferred choice for business owners due to the ease of installation. As the primary sections of balustrade can be pre-fabricated, this means there is no need for welding pieces together onsite. Steel balustrade systems can be ordered as pre-engineered designs, which decrease design and manufacturing time significantly. Ideally, all designs chosen by any business owner should always be designed and manufactured to comply with their local building codes.
When working with a designer you now have many ways to present your design style with the creative use of balustrades, guardrails and handrails.