Trust the Professionals for Your Grab Railing Needs
Iron Age Manufacturing Ltd is a Vancouver-based metal fabrication company that specializes in custom metalwork, including fabrication, design, and installation services. Our team of professional and experienced individuals has been in business for over 20 years and has tackled a wide range of residential and commercial projects. We provide exceptional quality grab railings, which are an important aspect of building safety and accessibility.
What Are Grab Railings?
Grab railings, also known as hand railings, are typically used to help people navigate through a space, particularly for those with mobility challenges, such as the elderly or individuals with disabilities, as well as people who just want an added level of safety. The purpose of grab railings is to provide a reliable handhold for support and balance when climbing stairs, getting in and out of tubs, or moving around spaces. They are a simple and effective way to help individuals with mobility challenges or older adults feel more secure and confident when moving around their homes.
Types of Grab Railings
There are several types of grab railings available, and they come in different sizes, shapes, and materials. Some of the most common types of grab railings include:
Aluminum railings: Aluminum is a popular choice for grab railings due to its durability, low maintenance, and affordable cost. They can be installed easily, and are also lightweight, which makes them easy to handle during installation.
Metal railings: Metal railings are often made of steel or wrought iron and come in various designs. They are popular for their durability and sturdiness, and are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
Wooden railings: Wooden railings offer a more natural look, and come in various types of wood such as oak, pine, and maple. They offer a good grip and are easy to install.
Stainless steel railings: Stainless steel railings are modern and perfect for a clean and sleek look. They are durable and long-lasting, and can withstand weather, rust and stains.
Glass railings:Glass railings offer a contemporary look and are an elegant option. They are easy to clean and maintain, but not ideal for children or older people.
PVC railings: PVC railings are made of plastic and are lightweight. They are a budget-friendly option and are easy to install, and they are a good option for temporary or rental units.
Where to Install Grab Railings
Grab railings can be installed in various locations, both inside and outside of a building. Some common areas where grab railings can be installed include:
Staircases: Grab rails for stairs are commonly installed to provide support and stability for people who are ascending or descending the stairs. They can be attached to the steps or to the wall next to the stairs.
Bathrooms: Grab rails for bathrooms can be installed near the toilet, shower, and bathtub to provide support and stability for getting in and out of the bathtub or shower, and using the toilet.
Porches and decks: Grab railings can be installed on porches and decks to provide support and stability when navigating these outdoor spaces.
Entrances: Grab railings can be installed near the front entrance of a building to provide support and stability when entering or leaving the building.
Hallways: Grab railings can be installed in hallways to provide support and stability for people who are navigating these spaces.
It’s important to note that grab railings should be installed by a professional, and that the specific location of installation will depend on the needs and requirements of the building and its occupants. The installation location should be chosen based on safety, accessibility, and practicality for the user and the building.
Where Not to Install Grab Railings
There are certain areas where grab railings should not be installed, such as:
Underfloor heating: Installing grab railings on floors with underfloor heating can cause damage to the heating system and should be avoided.
Waterproofed bathroom floors: Installing grab railings on waterproofed bathroom floors can damage the waterproofing.
Sloped surfaces: Grab railings should not be installed on sloped surfaces such as ramps or sloped walkways, as they can cause tripping hazards.
Benefits of Hand/Grab Railings
Hand/grab railings are a valuable addition to any building, particularly for those who may have limited mobility or balance issues. Here are some benefits of hand/grab railings:
Safety: Hand/grab railings provide an added level of safety for people as they navigate a building. They can prevent falls and accidents, particularly when navigating staircases.
Support: Grab railings provide extra support for people, allowing them to better navigate a building and move about with confidence and ease.
Accessibility: Hand/grab railings make a building more accessible to people with limited mobility or balance issues, allowing them to navigate the building more easily.
Aesthetics: Grab railings can be designed in a way that is pleasing to the eye and match with the building’s décor.
Durability: Grab railings are typically made of durable materials that can withstand wear and tear and last for many years with proper maintenance.
Customization: Grab railings can be customized to meet the specific needs of a building and its occupants, to match the building’s style and to be functional for the users.
Cost-effective: Many types of grab railings are cost-effective, and their installation can be done in a reasonable budget.
Easy to clean and maintain: Many types of grab railings are easy to clean and maintain. This will help to keep the building in good condition for longer.
Why Choose Us?
Choosing Iron Age Manufacturing Ltd for your grab railing needs means you will benefit from our experienced staff, excellent reputation, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Our skilled team includes project, shop and office managers, estimators, metal craftsmen, painters, finishers, installers, CAD technicians, and more.
Contact Iron Age Manufacturing
Don’t take a step backward in safety – take a step forward with Iron Age Manufacturing. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help enhance the safety and beauty of your home or commercial space with our custom grab railings.