Handrails are not only an important part of the staircase of a building, but they are also an important part of the overall look and the architecture of the building. Handrails are a paramount part of the staircase, which in turn is a main attention point in any building.
The use of the handrail can be required for use in balconies, stairs, or other applications. When choosing a handrail, there are certain factors which need to be considered apart from just the place where they are to be fixed. Some of these factors include the fitting costs and also the maintenance and its costs in the future. The cost of the handrail and the suitability of the design are other important considerations, combined with the consideration of the regulations and rules regarding the fitting of the handrails.
Handrails are available in different kinds of materials so that they can be chosen in accordance with the look that you are trying to create in accordance with the architecture of the building. The people who want long lasting handrails usually choose the metal handrails, as they are less likely to suffer from damages and breakages. Also, if there are children in the house, the metal handrail prove out to be useful because of the fact that these are less breakable and are more capable of bearing pressure.
Wrought iron is used mainly in buildings where an attempt is being made to create a purely contemporary and modern kind of look. However, wrought iron is relatively expensive, and that makes its practicality lesser among the masses. Therefore, lesser number of people is able to spend the amount of money that a wrought iron handrail requires.
If you want to create a spacious impression, then using a glass handrail is a good choice for you. Glass handrails also give the impression of the entire area being elaborately designed. The glass also gives an impression of elegance and modernity. However, when choosing glass rails safety factor needs to be kept in mind as glass is subjected to being broken easily.
So, from the safety point of view, glass handrail may not be a preference especially in buildings where there may be busy activities or too many people. Also, glass rails in busy buildings may also perhaps become the cause of someone being getting hurt due to his/her own fault or even due to someone else’s negligence. Likewise, the handrails made of wood are also more subject to being broken as compared to the handrails that are made of metal.
Other than wooden and glass handrails, there are many other options available for handrails such as steel and brass handrails. Just like the metal handrails, the steel and brass handrails are also less likely to suffer from damages and thus require less maintenance.
You can achieve the maximum possible value and satisfaction from the choice of the handrail in the building only when the handrail goes with the kind of look you want to create. Other than that, the handrail has to be affordable as well as durable enough.