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Architectural metalwork can include column covers, Railings, Spiral and Helical Staircases, Balconies, Balustrades, Fire Escape Staircases, facia cladding and panels, as well as canopies and Special Enclosures. Materials for architectural metalwork include carbon steel, stainless steel, bronze, aluminium, nickel-silver and speciality metals with any finish. Other materials can be incorporated such as plastics, glass and wood.
Ornamental railing systems can be functional as well as decorative. We offer custom designs or stock component systems to fulfil your design specifications. We offer glass systems where the glass is the structural component or just an infill panel. If the glass is an infill panel, a multitude of structural support systems are available. Materials for rail systems include carbon steel, bronze, stainless steel and aluminium with any finish.
Bespoke Metal and Wrought Iron Railings for your home or business
Our bespoke railings can be made and installed to your own design and specifications, using Mild Steel, Cast Iron, Wrought Iron work, Stainless Steel and even incorporating glass. Due to our versatility and wide range of finishes we are very popular with architects and cater for both residential and commercial premises. Because all metal railings & gates are made to order you will always get a design that is unique to you.
Wrought Iron Railings can range from standard mild steel railings to the much more decorative and ornate style incorporating railheads, finials and scrollwork.
Cube Metals services cover all of the following:
– Cast Iron Railings
– Wrought Iron Railings
– Vertical Bar Railings
– Bow top Railings
– Hand Forged Railings
Matching railings can be incorporated into your design with or without automation.
All metal railings can be finished in many different ways, we are happy to discuss which would be best suited for you requirements. For further information on possible finishes you can contact us here.
Railings for your Home
Residential railings can range from standard mild steel railings to the much more ornate decorative style incorporating railheads and scrollwork. Our design team and workshop can work in sync to construct your Cast Iron, Wrought Iron work and Hand Forged railings.
Balustrades & Balconies
Cube Metals offers probably the most comprehensive range of balconies, balustrades, handrails and associated products in the country. From conception to completion, the designer is given every assistance by experienced personnel employed by the company. This service includes concept drawings and samples, site surveys and detailed fabrication drawings, prompt quotations, manufacture and installation.
Our own standard components offer the most cost effective option but we have the ability to produce almost any design in a variety of materials.
Complex projects and custom designs
Combinations of materials are a speciality such as timber combined with steel, glass, brass, stainless steel and plastic. Finishes can be as basic as painted to metallic nylon and polyester powder coated, from polished brass and stainless steel, to bead blasted metal with clear powder coatings.
We are always pleased to offer experimental coatings for specific projects for balcony, balustrade or handrail products range.
Our product Range includes but is not limited to:
– Balustrades and Handrails
– Structural Glass Balustrade
– Bollards and Crash Rails
Having a secure gate and railings is essential for just about any property. Whether you want to make your house safer, protect your belongings, or just make it more attractive, we are here to help.
We can supply or manufacture gates in different materials to meet your requirements and blend in with the rest of your home or business. With the choice between wrought iron (cast iron) or Mild Steel to choose from you can always find what you’re looking for whether it be a garden gate or a gate for your driveway.
To complete all of your needs, we can also help with a range of gate automation kits which are suitable for iron or metal gates. We can offer a wide variety of kits to suit your gate and ensure they are safe and reliable for use in your home, business or even a farm. Our kits are easy for you to install to make your gate automatically swing open and close whenever you need it to. If you are looking to restore your existing Cast or Wrought Iron Gate please visit our Cast and Wrought Iron services section.
We have various staircases that cover most domestic and business applications but if you require something a bit more bespoke then contact us for a quotation via our enquiry form.
Our bespoke steel staircases meet all current building regs for the specified building use whether it be commercial or domestic. All fabricated products are designed and manufactured in the UK to the highest quality and can incorporate various design features or be kept minimalistic driving costs down.
Galvanised steel is the standard finish on external fire escape stairs, as pictured however we can have them powdercoated to any colour or supply in primer painted finish if prefered.
Cube Metals offers a full service from survey, design, manufacture right through to installation.
Most staircases can be manufactured and completed within 3-4 weeks from order placement dependant on the design and customer completion deadlines.When designing a staircase, it is important to know the latest building regulations. The below provides you with the key points relating to staircases.
The Building Regulations Part K Protection from falling, collision and impact
The latest edition came into effect 6 April 2013.
Categories of stairs considered
‘Private’ a stair intended to be used for only one dwelling
‘Utility Stair’ a stair used for escape, access for maintenance, or purposes other than as the usual route for moving between levels on a day-to-day basis
‘General access stair’ a stair intended for all users of a building on a day-to-day basis, as a normal route between levels.
Practical limits for rise and going
a. Private stair: Any rise between 150mm and 220mm used with any going between 220mm and 300mm
b. Utility stair: Any rise between 150mm and 190mm used with any going between 250mm and 400mm
c. General access stairs: Any rise between 150mm and 170mm used with any going between 250mm and 400mm.
Note; for school buildings, the preferred going is 280mm and rise is 150mm.
Length of flights
The number of risers in a flight should be limited to 16 if a stair serves an area used as a shop or for assembly purposes, however special dispensation may be obtained.
Handrails for stairs
Stairs should have a handrail on at least one side if they are less than 1m wide. They should have a handrail on both sides if they are wider. If the stairs are wider than 2m then divide it into flights a minimum of of 1000mm wide.
In all buildings handrail height should be between 900mm and 1100mm measured to the top of the handrail from the pitch line or floor. A second lower handrail (ie kiddy rail) should be at 600mm.
Except on stairs in a building which is not likely to be used by children under 5 years the guarding to a flight should prevent children being held fast by the guarding. The construction should be such that:
a. A 100mm sphere cannot pass through any openings in the guarding; and
b. children will not readily be able to climb the guarding.
You can download a free copy of Part K (Protection from falling) from the Planning Portal website.
Please note the above is to be used as a guide only. You should always download the latest version from the Planning Portal website as the information may be updated at any time.
The design, build and installation of a steel staircase needs expert’s precision and craftsmanship to guarantee a project’s unique specifications are met. Whenever these are Spiral, Helical or Traditional Staircases Cube Metals can deliver limitless range of solutions, style and unique design alternatives. We can work with a range of metal treads, incorporating glass and stainless steel for that ultra-modern feel. Our Steel Staircases are manufactured for both indoor and outdoor uses.
If you require a strong durable and robust solution for a higher level of use. We can guarantee the highest level of design consistency across a comprehensive selection of products. Steel Stairs and Gates can deliver practical, commercial solutions with the strength, versatility and beauty of steel. We will work with you on your project to produce a steel staircase in a wide choice of finish to the highest quality.