Everything You Need to Know About Buying Stainless Steel Balustrade Kits
As suppliers and experts of everything stainless steel balustrade, today, we want to talk about stainless steel balustrades and stainless-steel balustrade kits.
What is stainless steel balustrade?
Used in both residential and commercial buildings for indoor and outdoor applications, the stainless steel balustrade provides critical aesthetics to a project through its safety and design features. It is an essential consideration to choose the right type of stainless-steel balustrade so that it achieves the outcome you desire. Here at Keble’s Trading, we stock quality stainless steel balustrade, as well as the parts and accessories so that you can install and complete your balustrade project effectively.
Our stainless-steel components are available in both Standard Grade 304 and Marine Grade 316 stainless steel for your consideration. The latter has additional protective elements against marine conditions such as salt deposits and owing to its superior corrosion-resistant qualities, it is a must-have for properties closer to the ocean.
If you are considering stainless steel as an option for your balustrade requirements, you may already be aware that there are various kits available for this type of application. Before you purchase one of these kits, here are some key points to know about each type.
One of the most commonly found and used kits are the wire-based kits. Wire balustrade kits will have all of the wire rope and accessories you need to attach and secure the wire to timbers. This type of kit is ideal for a property which already has timber frames in place for the posts, and top border of the fencing or barrier ready. The wire is strung tightly between the timber posts to create the balustrade. These kits generally do not include wire cutters, so you will need cutters and a swaging tool to ensure a very secure attachment of the wire.
If you’re not in favour of the finished look of a wire stainless steel balustrade kit, you may be more inclined toward a steel bar kit. The bars are quite versatile and can be placed either vertically or horizontally, depending on your application. They can also easily attach to wooden or stainless-steel posts using specific attachments and drilling equipment, which you can purchase separately.
The kits for steel bar balustrades generally consist of pre-measured bars that are cut to fit the area you have. Keep in mind; you will need to measure the area for each pole to ensure you are getting the proper length. You can cut them after purchase but having them ready to go is the quickest method for installation. For queries on measurements and cutting the bars, give us a call and we can advise on measurements, cutting these bars for you, and provide an overall quote with price inclusions.
A full kit comprises of your posts, caps, and your balustrade and is more suited for residential or commercial fitters in the industry or subcontractors of builders. The reason being their size and the assumption that the user has the appropriate knowledge on the measurements and placement of posts and balustrade material. If you are looking for a full kit but does not have the experience to execute the project, getting in touch with a balustrade fitting contractor is recommended. Not only will it save you time but also money.
By considering these key points before buying your stainless-steel balustrade kit, you can make an informed choice on which option is best suited for you and your application. If you find that the kit is a bit difficult for you to handle as a do it yourself option, enlist in the expertise of a qualified professional fitter, as they can install the kit for you and help you with any issues you may have with other balustrade options during your outdoor renovation, as well as provide alternative options on designs and materials that may work well with your overall renovation or build.
If you’re unsure about which kit would work best for your project, or for what level of experience and understanding is required when aiming to use any one of these kits, Keble’s Trading prides itself on stocking a great variety of highly sought-after stainless steel balustrade kits, so give us a call today and one of our friendly staff members will happily guide you on the right balustrade kit for your needs.