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Dec 13, 2019

Steel Studio Balustrade Trends Going Into 2020

With 2020 fast approaching, the team from Steel Studio have identified some of the top balustrade design trends for the new year. Whether you are building your dream home from scratch or just renovating, here are our top 5 design tips and ideas for 2020 that are guaranteed to add the elegant and safe final touches to your home.

  • Modern Industrial

There has definitely been a significant move towards a more modern industrial look with your darker colours, exposed steel and concrete being used more frequently as a design element.

  • Exposed Steel

From a staircase perspective, we have noticed an increased demand to complete more exposed structural steel staircases finished in black using standard member sizes, resembling the steel that is used in large warehouses and beautifully designed roof truces. Your balustrades need to compliment your staircase in design. Thus, with these exposed structural steel staircase designs comes an increased demand for complimenting balustrades. Our solution that we offer clients is steel post and handrails that are painted black complimented with glass infill panels or the option grey glass for a unique look.

  • Budget Friendly

For those who have a tighter budget you can achieve the same look and feel with the return of the simple vertical and horizontal rail systems painted black or grey.

  • Frameless Glass

The ever-timeless frameless glass systems are still the most popular. Providing an invisible, safe and elegant barrier. This would be our recommended choice when considering such an important finishing feature on your home.

  • Stainless Steel

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However, it’s important to consider certain pros and cons to your material of choice and stainless steel is always the best option looking at longevity and low maintenance of balustrades. You can never go wrong with stainless steel design.

The best advice we can give when choosing a balustrade system for your dream home, is to seek advice from a specialist to ensure you get something that compliments your home, fits within your budget and most importantly is compliant with the SANS codes ensuring yours and your family’s safety. Always insist on a Form 3 engineers’ certificate from your balustrade supplier.

Make a booking and visit Steel Studio’s showroom to see their extensive balustrade and staircase offerings. For any custom balustrade and staircase design requirements or advice contact Steel Studio today at sales@steelstudio.co.za.

Contact: Steel Studio


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