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Hi Jeremy,

Just thought I would send you some photos of the finished curved floor/wall that you supplied the timber for.


Looks great and everyone commentson it.

Thanks for your help with the timber selection.

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Metal or Timber Handrails - Which is Best for My Home?

25 Feb. 2013

Your home deserves the best you can afford and there are two main materials for handrails that are competing for your attention. Handrails are either made of wood or metal. Choosing the best for your home can be confusing because although there are only two options in terms of materials, there are a number of designs to choose from. Timber handrails are usually made from exotic lumbers and there are a lot of cross sections to choose from. While there are a wide choice of lumber designs, you have to remember that metals can be bent to create artistic designs which cannot be overlooked. Read on to find out our recommendations.

Advantages of Timber

If you want a stunning, grand and exotic look, use lumber. In this day and age wherein almost everything has a feel of high technology, wood provides a natural touch and a sense that good old craftsmanship still has a place in the home. The warmth that wood provides is what makes a house a home and that means something. In terms of durability, timber, as long as it is properly sealed from moisture is expected to last for generations. Most timber is pre-treated against termites that could potentially destroy it and with proper maintenance, you can keep them at bay permanently. As long as you can find a decent wood worker, you can't go wrong with timber. We can advise you on this.     

Advantages of Metal

Metal handrails are commonly made from stainless steel nowadays, but traditionally the preferred material was brass. While the durability of metal is unquestionable, you have to be careful of rust which, if allowed will look unattractive and could totally destroy your railings. If you are looking for something that just works, metal would be your best option. With the profusion of metal workers and the declining numbers of good timber craftsmen, metal is often the material of choice for homes and offices alike.

The Verdict

Our verdict is that wood is still the overall winner, not only due to personal taste but because of the warmth it gives that steel cannot provide. With timber handrails, you sense that unique feeling of being at home and not in some office building wherein steel is mostly used. So if you are in the market for handrails for your home, don't hesitate to pick lumber for materials. Please call us for more information and our recommendation for the kind of wood most suitable for you.

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