Why Choose Stainless Steel Wire Rope Balustrades?

In both interior and exterior design, the balustrade is critical for both safety and décor. Consisting of vertical posts spaced to support a top rail, balustrades help form staircases, terraces and balconies in a variety of different spaces, while also serving as space dividers and barriers.

A well-placed balustrade can bring a sleek, modern look to your home or commercial property while providing secure indoor or outdoor barriers for safety purposes.

Wire rope balustrades combine simple, minimal design with effective and secure railing. The stainless steel wire ropes are durable, meaning they will withstand heavy usage while offering a strong, unimposing barrier that suits a range of design themes. The minimalist design of a wire rope balustrade allows it to complement almost any setting, whether domestic or commercial. Wire rope balustrades can also be installed in straight lines or around corners to fit any space, so there is no limit to their versatility.

What are stainless steel wire balustrades used for?

Stainless steel wire balustrades can be used for garden decking projects, outdoor stairways, balconies and more. The open design allow unobscured views whilst ensuring your outdoor space remains safe to use.

Commercial properties can also benefit from wire balustrades on staircases, mezzanines and walkways, as they will help prevent accidents in high-risk areas. Even commercial and tourist attractions can make use of a well-placed wire balustrade, keeping public visitors safe from potentially dangerous drops and cordoning off areas unsuitable for public use.

SHS wire rope balustrades are fixable to wood, metal and brick, making them easy to install in a variety of domestic or commercial environments. We offer a full installation service and how-to guides to ensure your fixtures achieve maximum efficiency, safety and usability. As a design material, wire rope is strong and versatile, making it a strong and durable choice for any balustrade project.

Always safe and secure

The wire balustrades we manufacture are designed to meet UK building regulations, some of which state that balustrades and other secure fixtures should be installed where there is a drop of over 60 cm. The minimum balustrade handrail height for internal residential installation and commercial stairs and ramps should be at least 90 cm or 110 cm or over for balconies and floor edges. Infills should be spaced no more than 10 cm apart.

With SHS, There’s no need to worry about meeting these specifications, as all the work is done during manufacturing. You can rest assured that our products meet safety requirements while also remaining strong and aesthetically appealing for years to come.

Our wire rope balustrades consist of stainless steel posts connected by stainless steel wire ropes and finished with a sleek cylindrical top rail. SHS stainless steel wire balustrades come with five wire rope infills as standard. However, all our fixtures are customisable depending on the needs of your project. The durability of stainless steel makes it a fantastic option for balustrades, while wire ropes are long-lasting, minimal and easy to clean and maintain.

Freedom of design

As well as possessing a variety of practical benefits, stainless steel wire balustrades also look neat, clean and attractive. While glass is known for increasing the flow of natural light, wire rope balustrades allow the same dissemination of light without concerns over glare.

The spaces between wire rope infills allow unfiltered access to views, meaning they are perfect for merging indoor and outdoor spaces. You don’t have to worry about changes in temperature or atmosphere that can be caused by glass balustrades, such as increased warmth on hot days. On the whole, wire rope is a great choice to add a secure, unimposing balustrade to your outdoor space.

Wire rope infills also remove the need to clean glass, giving you more time to enjoy your light, airy spaces and less time worrying about a streak-free finish. We recommend a good, thorough clean twice a year to maintain the aesthetic appeal of your stainless steel wire balustrade.

Simple yet effective

Stainless steel wire balustrades are both safe and efficient. Birds can navigate the wire ropes with ease, and high winds or rain slip through the infills without causing damage or obstruction. Wire ropes are durable and will hold up through years of use.

The gaps between wire infills allow light and weather to come through whilst keeping your inside or outside area safe. However, the infill gaps are smartly designed to be close enough together to avoid any safety incidents.

Hassle-free safety solution

The versatility of a stainless steel wire balustrade means it can be installed anywhere, and there’s no need for different or complicated specifications in order to make sure they work for you. Our balustrades meet strict building regulations, meaning there is one less thing for you to worry about. With SHS, it is as simple as measuring your area, making any slight specification tweaks and installing your balustrades – all of which will be taken care of by our experienced team.

A stainless steel wire balustrade offers a lighter, more modern look than traditional banisters, where vertical posts can overbear the look and feel of your space. Instead, the posts of a stainless steel wire balustrade are separated by light and air, bringing freedom to your interior or exterior decoration.

Choosing your wire rope balustrade

The simple ease of installing and using a stainless steel wire balustrade allows you to create airy, open, and secure spaces both inside and out. SHS balustrades are high-quality, versatile and durable, providing the perfect solution to your design and safety needs.

Our unique online tool allows you to explore different options for your balustrade, including its length and positioning. You can generate a quote based on your specific design requirements, safe in the knowledge that we’ll work to meet the exact requirements of your project.


To find out more, contact us today.




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