As one of our most popular products, stainless steel balustrades are perfect for Melbourne locals who are looking for a product that can create a timeless and unique finish around their home or office building. Built to the highest standards with quality materials, these balustrades are designed to fit the needs of all building structures including balconies and staircases.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, our team can design a wide range of eye-catching stainless steel balustrades for your space. Melbourne homeowners and businesses who are looking for a custom designed solution for their space can rest assured our products are manufactured to suit your individual needs. Available in both classic and contemporary designs, our experts will assist you during the initial design stage to ensure you are getting the right balustrade that suits the style of your space.

Our Stainless Steel Railings Are Perfect For Melbourne Homes

With over 20 years of experience, our team here at Balustrade 1 can customise your balustrade or staircase to suit the aesthetic of your home and budgetary needs. A custom steel balustrade can also make the perfect statement feature in your home or business.

We offer stainless steel balustrading designs to accommodate many applications including square, round, and rectangular posts and handrails. Our team will also do their best to accommodate any and all requests to find the perfect solution that best fits your needs and building specifications.

As our products are used in residential homes, commercial buildings, and many other facilities in and around Mornington Peninsula, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed in the high quality stainless steel balustrades our Melbourne based team can install into your home or office.

How Do I Maintain My Stainless Steel Balustrades?

Stainless steel is commonly used in commercial and residential buildings due to its high quality, immaculate and long-lasting appearance. However, it is important to clean and maintain the stainless steel balustrades in your Melbourne home or office regularly, as this will ensure it has a longer life cycle.

High Quality Stainless Steel Grades

There are many grades of stainless steel. At Balustrade 1, our team uses Grade 316 for all our stainless steel balustrades, which has a higher level of corrosion resistance. Often referred to as ‘Marine Grade’, Grade 316 is typically used in architectural components where the steel is exposed to extreme weather and climatic conditions. Therefore, our balustrades are the most suitable for outdoor use, especially in Mornington Peninsula, Brighton, Sorrento Portsea, Mount Martha & Mount Eliza weather conditions.

What Is Stainless Steel Tea Staining?

Stainless steel can suffer from brown discolouration or “tea staining” over time. Fortunately, this is a visual impairment only and does not affect the structural integrity or the longevity of the material. The staining occurs most commonly in houses and buildings that are approximately 5 kilometres from the sea, however factors such as wind exposure, pollution and higher temperatures can also contribute to tea staining.

How To Deal With Tea Staining

While it is not maintenance free, stainless steel balustrades are maintenance friendly. Melbourne locals who have stainless steel fences outdoors should be cleaning it periodically, especially in corrosive areas like swimming pools or coastal areas. Rain washing regularly will also reduce the risk of “tea staining”. The best way to maintain your product is to wash with soap or mild detergent and warm water followed by rinsing with cold water. The appearance can be improved further when wiped dry. Auto sol metal polish can also be used to offer a professional finish.


Recommended Cleaning Intervals for 304 Stainless Steel*

Building Element Roof or Wall Washed by Rain Eave, soffit or under-eave
wall not washed by rain
Surface Condition No deposits Deposits Accumulate No deposits Deposits Accumulate
Cleaning** in rural, suburban
and residential areas
1/year 1/year 1-2/year 2-12/year
Cleaning** for seaside***,
industrial and severe urban areas
1/year 1/year 3-4/year 4-12/year

* Cleaning frequency may be less for highly alloyed grades but is dependent on surface finish.

** Cleaning involves washing with potable water, low chloride water or washing with a neutral detergent, followed by rinsing with potable water.

*** This listing does not imply that it is recommended that 304 stainless steel is satisfactory in marine environments.

This table originates from Nickel Institute and Japan Stainless Steel Association publication No 12 013 "Successful use of stainless steel building materials", page 79.

Our Service Area

We specialise in providing balustrade and glass pool fencing design and installation services for Melbourne’s south-eastern bayside areas from Brighton right around to Portsea.

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