Handrails are an important element of the balcony as they provide much needed safety (so you don’t fall off!) and they also provide a beautiful design offer. Here’s what you need to know.
A handrail goes all the way around the outside of the balcony in order to provide safety and security. They also line any stairs that may lead to or from the balcony, if you have more than one point of access. The handrails can be made from different materials such as glass, wood, wrought iron, metal, or even stainless steel cables and they are available in a huge range of standard designs or can be custom made for that truly individual touch. When choosing the design for your balcony handrail, take cues from the decor of your home exterior and interior as well. You want something that looks like it belongs but is still a feature.
Be aware that there are some safety regulations with handrails so you need to make sure that these are adhered to at all times. For example, handrails must be a certain height, and there can only be a certain sized gap between the balcony floor and the bottom of the handrail. They also shouldn’t be climbable.
The balcony handrail can be built by your house builder during the process of building the balcony or it can be done by a carpenter. Make sure that they are fully qualified and licensed and that they can source and supply the exact handrail design that you are after.
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