Balustrading

Balustrading

Balustrades are an essential part of any architectural interior. Acting as a barrier at the outer edges of a staircase, they provide safety and prevent users from falling off the side. They are also used for the same purpose on balconies, ramps, bridges, walkways and terraces.

MJ Patch Engineering can design a large selection of balustrade styles to suit your requirements along with a reliable installation service. Depending on your aesthetic needs, we are able to manufacture custom balustrades from a wide variety of materials including iron, steel and glass.

Safety First

Balustrades act as a crucial barrier between the surface of a veranda or deck and a vertical drop. For those climbing and descending stairs, stair balustrades can give them stability and a sense of balance. For young children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, this is crucial.

During wet weather, when steps become slippery, a balustrade railing system can improve safety and overall support for those who are accessibly challenged. A balustrade system can also help with transporting bulky or heavy objects.

Types of Balustrade Materials:

Steel
Aluminium
Brass
Iron

Steel Fabrication specialists by your side from beginning to end

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Installation

From start to finish – Explore our Custom Balustrade Design Projects

Each project has a different set of client and contractors with diverse objectives, time restrictions and demands. We’ve worked on a range of projects ranging from residential, commercial, industrial across the South West of England.

We know how to listen to everyone in a project and match their expectations to get a job done, so everyone is happy with the final result.  Explore our wide range of balustrades, balcony, and handrail design projects.

Delivering Quality Bespoke Metal Balustrades Since 1955

At MJ Patch, we’ve crafted and installed beautiful custom metalwork for over 67 years. Our experienced team can handle every detail, from starting the initial design to installing the final element, regardless of complexity or accessibility challenges. Know that you will be happy with the final product metalwork project.

High quality balustrade fabrication and installation
ISO 9001 & BSEN 1090-1/ 2 accredited
Residential, refurbishment & commercial experience
High quality materials at affordable prices – stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium
3D Modelling to visualise your project
State of the art CNC machines and tools
Range of finishes available – polishing and powder coatings
Installation process that meets your deadlines
Custom designs to suit your timeframe and price range

Each project has a different set of client and contractors with diverse objectives, time restrictions and demands. We’ve worked on a range of projects ranging from residential, commercial, industrial across the South West of England. We have installed balustrade systems for a range of industries, clients, and developments including:

Schools and Universities
New Build Homes
Housing Developments
Flats
Shopping Centres
Hotels

Balustrade system faqs

What is the difference between a banister and a balustrade?

A stairway’s handrail and its supporting elements, such as newel posts and balusters, are referred to as a banister. For people climbing or descending a staircase, it serves as a support. A balustrade, on the other hand, is a more general term that refers to the assembly of balusters, a handrail, and any additional parts. It is frequently used for decorative and safety reasons like stairs, balconies, terraces, public walkways, rooftop and terrace decks.

What are the requirements for a balustrade in the UK?

Balustrades must abide by building codes and safety requirements, take into account elements including height, material choice, structural soundness, and baluster spacing, in the UK. Depending on where the balustrade is located and whether it is being used for public, business, or residential purposes, specific criteria could change. To ensure adherence to local regulations, it is crucial to speak with a trained architect or engineer.

What does a balustrade look like?

Typically, a balustrade consists of a number of straight posts (called balusters) that hold up a continuous handrail. The balusters are evenly spaced along the length of the handrail and come in a variety of styles and materials, including steel or other metals, glass, wood, and stone.