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Aluminium Balustrades – A Cost Effective Alternative

Aluminium balustrades have long been a popular choice for Australian households and businesses. Fully compliant with local safety regulations; aluminium balustrades are well worth considering as an alternative to more premium priced options. With young children, adults, the elderly and differently abled people encountering balustrades daily, it is crucial that your chosen system functions effectively as a safeguard against falls whilst also providing the support and balance necessary for safe passage. Whilst glass balustrades may have an edge over aluminium balustrades when it comes to style, aluminium railings are more affordable and easier to install. Here’s why we think they make a great alternative for the budget conscious buyer. 

Easy Install and Maintenance 

A complete aluminium balustrade system can be installed in a matter of hours, whilst only requiring the use of basic tools. It’s also a very lightweight material, making for easy transport and handling. You even have the option of having an aluminium balustrade shipped to your door for DIY installation, although it’s always best to order a custom made system and have it installed by a professional such as Railsafe. This will ensure full compliance with local safety regulations and minimise the potential for DIY mistakes which may reduce the longevity of your new balustrade system.  

 Once your aluminium balustrade is in place, all you need to do is give them a wipe down with a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris. This will ensure they look their best for many years to come.  

 Cost Effective 

Glass, steel and timber balustrades can be very expensive. Aluminium on the other hand offers a high level of durability at a more affordable price. Unlike wood railings, aluminium ones do not rot and will hold up to harsh Australian conditions much better. This gives you the peace of mind that you will be able to enjoy excellent protection which will stand the test of time, all at a very reasonable price point. 

Versatile Design Options 

Aluminium is easy to work with, making it possible to create intricate patterns and angles. Aluminium balustrades can be made in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, so if you have grand ideas please don’t hesitate to discuss them with your custom aluminium balustrade fabricator. 

Weather Resistant 

Australian weather patterns are highly variable, and the effects on balustrades can be quite severe. Aluminium is not only resistant to UV rays, it can also withstand heavy downpours, snow and ice. This makes it suitable for all environments, from beachside homes through to suburban and alpine areas.  


Aluminium is recyclable and resists rust and corrosion. At the end of its service life, it can be recycled and used to create new products. This makes it a good option for environmentally conscious people looking for a low impact solution to their staircase and deck balustrading needs.   

Get a Quote for Aluminium Balustrades in Sydney Today 

Proudly supplying and installing aluminium balustrades for residential and commercial properties in Sydney, Railsafe are a leader in balustrading and pool fencing solutions. Contact us today on (02) 9905 8773 or email to obtain an obligation free quote.  

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