Safe and Elegant Balustrades
Systems that are fully compliant while maintaining visually appealing, aesthetic designs that we are renowned for.
Designs fit to suit your specific requirements.
We are able to provide a range of balustrade systems that will suit your desired design requirements. However, should you have a requirement for a custom balustrade system, we will design and test this system in consultation with a professional structural engineer and in accordance with SANS. Thus ensuring that we achieve your dream balustrade that guarantees the safety of the users.
Steel Studio has the recipe to produce a range of SANS compliant balustrades with aesthetically pleasing cutting edge design. Your safety is our concern. The significance for us to comply with SANS is to ensure the safety of all that utilise your new building or home and prevent the risk of serious injury.
The perfect final touch
Since our inception, our balustrades have put the finishing touches to some of the most prestigious buildings. We have a wide range of designed and tested stainless steel and glass balustrades to select from that will complement the design of your new home of office building.
Our Previous Balustrades Work
We strive to only manufacture the highest quality balustrades possible. Our dedicated and talented team will tailor a solution perfect for your needs.
How we do it
Our team of highly experienced sales consultants will meet onsite with you to discuss options and solutions for your balustrade requirements. This information will then go to our estimating department, where prices will be formulated and presented to you in the form of a quotation. Any changes and/or negotiations will be communicated through the specific sales consultant assigned to you. Our engineering and technical department will be there to assist the sales consultant with any out of the ordinary requests or designs. Upon placing of your order with our sales consultant, each project will be assigned to one of our qualified project managers who will ensure that your quality and installation timelines are met.
From the project manager’s exact/precise measurements, the drafting office, using the latest software, will draw and model your project for your approval. Once you are entirely satisfied with the drawings, the project will go into production. Using only A Grade material suppliers together with our innovative technology and state of the art machinery and equipment coupled with our fully trained artisans and going through the most stringent quality control procedures, your job will be ready for installation. One of our 30 in-house installation teams will now be assigned to complete the installation. Again, these teams are equipped with the best tools available to ensure timeous and hassle-free installation.The project manager will see all these processes through, up until final completion and ensure that we have exceeded your expectations.
FAQS for Balustrades
The answer is simply: as late as possible. Select your chosen design and suitably qualified supplier when your concrete work is done and measurable. Leave the installation process for as late as possible in the program for the following reasons:
- The balustrades should be installed by using the core drilling method if top fixed, for the uprights, which after tiling will create a neat continuous tiling line.
- Tile adhesives and acid based tile cleaning agents will affect the finish of the stainless steel and corrosion marks could become evident. If you are installing wooden floors or carpets, it is advisable to install the balustrades first as core drilling is a wet process which could cause water damage.
Life cycle costing (LLC) is a technique developed for identifying and quantifying all costs, initial and ongoing, associated with a project or installation over a given period. A full life cycle cost analysis enables the materials specifier/user to consider the full implications of future costs, in terms of both actual monetary value, and inconvenience of future maintenance and replacements. Hence, stainless steel is a natural choice for you balustrade system as opposed to coated mild steel for example.
Like any investment, routine, simple cleaning will ensure the longevity of the product. Proprietary cleaners are available on the market today but routine washing down with a mild detergent and clean water should suffice. As a “rule of thumb”, clean your stainless steel as routinely as you would your windows. For more stubborn marks or stains such as paint, grease etc, please contact your supplier for advice on the best solution.
Your supplier should have the answers for you and be suitably qualified and experienced to recommend the correct grade for the application. Always choose a reputable fabricator, with references, who will be able to advise and justify the material grade suitable for your application. If you are still uncertain, feel free to contact SASSDA who provide free technical advice to the consumer.
Our sales people are qualified to recommend the correct grade of stainless steel for your railings. There are two commonly used grades of Austenitic Stainless Steels that are used for balustrades, handrails and staircases. Grade 304 is the basic chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel and has been found suitable for the widest range of applications. This type has excellent resistance to corrosion from exposure to weather. It is the grade which is normally used for interior and exterior applications.
Grade 316 offers more corrosion resistance through the addition of molybdenum. This type is desirable where severe corrosion conditions exist, such as coastal environments.
In a time of ever-increasing requirements to comply with SANS, Steel Studio has the recipe to produce a range of compliant Stainless Steel and Glass balustrades with aesthetically pleasing leading edge design
– Rob Blackbeard – Founder