We recently had a client in Chicago come to us with a request for a handrail but it was not something we had done before. The client wanted something with a profile we hadn’t seen before. They found a similar type they liked on Houzz and we looked over the photo (granted it was distant) and came up with a rough estimate. We ended up recommending aluminum for this handrail. Had we gone with wrought iron or plain steel the weight would have been immense for this type of profile of material.
The first step, once we get a deposit, is to come out to measure everything to understand exactly where everything needs to go. Our goal during installation is to ensure that everything fits as precise as possible – no matter what the job may be!
We began the metal fabrication process and showed pictures throughout to ensure the client knew exactly what they would be getting. We finished fabrication in roughly one week and next came the finish. The requested that it be white and specifically powder coated to ensure that it lasts for a long time. Initially we were talking about matt versus glossy finish and ended up going with gloss as it would not leave any marks and very easy to wipe of when cleaning. The end result looked phenomenal.
Everything on this handrail was done custom for this client – even the way the handrail attached to the wall – is not something we have done for anyone before. As you can tell – the supports are hidden to not detract from the beautiful profile this handrail has. This handrail doesn’t take away from the aesthetic of the home – simply adds to it functionally and safety.
If you’re ever in the market for a custom handrail to transform your home or business – let us know! We just ask for rough measurements and a design or inspiration of what your looking for and we can go from there. We do paint as well as offer powder-coating options to ensure that if it’s for interior or exterior – your handrail will stand up to whatever is thrown at it! We are your leading Chicagoland custom metal fabrication boutique specializing in interior staircases and railings!