Materials & Maintenance
Strong and beautiful to look at, stainless steel is one of the most popular materials for balustrade systems. It comes in various grades, each with a slightly different composition. On its own, steel would naturally corrode, but different elements can be added to make it stainless.
The industry standard for interior use is 304 grade stainless steel. 316 grade stainless steel contains 2% molybdenum which makes the material more resistant to cracking, pitting and hard caused by tension. So, we would recommend the use of 316 grade stainless steel for outdoor applications.
Lightweight, yet strong, aluminium has a naturally occurring oxide layer that helps provide corrosion resistance. But, for greater protection, the layer must be augmented.
All of the aluminium products we supply have been made from metal that has undergone an anodisation process to ensure maximum protection is achieved.
Robust and inexpensive, die-cast zamak can be a highly economical alternative to other metals. To give the material an attractive finish you are able to get the item powder coated to your preferred RAL colour.
We offer many zamak products that are coated in advance for your convenience.
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