Stainless Steel Handrail

Stainless steel handrails are the first choice for a variety of settings. There are many reasons why they are such a popular choice, including the fact that they are robust and durable, meaning that you won’t need to keep replacing them. Stainless steel is also great for low maintenance and so is perfect for high use areas or environments where maintaining the handrails needs to be as simple as possible. Unity Metal supplies a full range of stainless steel handrails, including prefabricated DIY kits, and always ensures the best quality and fantastic customer service.

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Chinese First Stainless Steel Handrail Components

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Type of Stainless Steel Handrails

Stainless Steel Cable Railing Systems

At Unity Metal we manufacture and supply high-quality stainless steel cable railings that provide a modern, stylish look. The thin cables are perfect for anywhere that would benefit from a more minimal feel and can be ordered to be horizontal or vertical depending on your requirements. The cables are made from high-grade stainless steel and provide optimum safety wherever they are situated.

Stainless Steel and Glass Railing Systems

Stainless steel and glass railing systems have grown in popularity due to their modern and versatile design. Our glass panels are manufactured using high-quality tempered glass with stainless steel clamp fittings to allow for a robust installation without the need to drill into the glass. A range of stainless steel posts and handrails can be combined with the glass panels to create design tailored to your customers requirements.  

Stainless Steel Stair Railing Systems

Stainless steel stair railing systems from Unity Metal are manufactured to the highest standards and add a modern, stylish look to any environment. The handrail systems are perfect for interior design projects and are often used in office and commercial buildings. The range of options available also makes them a popular choice in homes where the owners want a more modern than traditional look. Choose between polished, brushed, or painted stainless steel, square, round or flat rails, and a range of fittings to suit the environment of the stair railing system.

Stainless Steel Deck Railing Systems

Stainless steel railings are great for separating areas of a garden and at Unity Metal we have a wide range of options available to create a modern, durable deck railing system. The quality of the stainless steel we use in each of our railing systems ensures that once the deck railing system is installed it will not corrode or rust, and will withstand the elements. The low maintenance of stainless steel and the easy installation makes our railing systems a perfect finishing touch for any garden decking.

Stainless Steel Porch Railing Systems

Separating your porch from the pavement and creating a clear boundary for your property is simple when you add a stainless steel porch railing system. We have a variety of options to choose from, including the size of the railings and the finish of the stainless steel to ensure the porch railing system fits with the design of the property. At Unity Metal all of our porch railing systems are manufactured using the highest quality stainless steel to ensure that the railings will look stylish and withstand whatever weather they experience.

Stainless Steel Balcony Railing Systems

Having a balcony provides a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and whatever view is available. Installing one of our stainless steel balcony railing systems will give peace of mind that the balcony is safe as we only use the highest-grade steel to provide maximum protection. Combining the stainless steel with glass panels will allow for an uninterrupted view from the balcony and the low maintenance of our products means that customers won’t need to work hard to keep these railing systems looking great.

Stainless Steel Handrail Features

High Quality

All stainless steel handrails are manufactured to the highest standards, with a choice of grades available to be chosen depending on the needs of the product.

Low Maintenance

Stainless steel is very easy to maintain, and the low maintenance means lower costs and a longer-lasting product. A simple clean will keep the handrails in great condition.

Durable Metal

Handrails are designed to be used frequently and stainless steel is the most durable metal that can be used to ensure the handrails do not wear out, break or become unsafe through constant use.

Weather Resistant

Stainless steel handrails can withstand the elements with ease. This makes them perfect for exterior installation as they will not corrode, rust, or weaken due to extreme weather conditions.


Unity Metal manufactures stainless steel handrails in a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes. The fittings that are used can also be customized to ensure the finished product is fit for purpose, whatever the surroundings.


Stainless steel is a metal that can be relied on. The handrails will provide safety within the home, office, or public space as handrails for stairs, balconies, swimming pools, or any other area that people frequent.

Stainless Steel Handrail Ideas

Stainless Steel Handrail Applications

It is difficult to go anywhere without seeing stainless steel handrails, and there is a very good reason for this. The handrails provided by Unity Metal are versatile and customizable for a range of different locations.


Staircases can be given a modern and stylish look by incorporating stainless steel handrails into the interior design.


Office areas that have high footfall can benefit from stainless steel handrails that will withstand frequent use with ease.


Entertainment venues need to provide safety without compromising on style. Stainless steel handrails can meet both of these needs.

Commercial Buildings

Safety is important in commercial buildings and stainless steel handrails provide high standards in terms of quality and design.

Stainless Steel Handrail FAQ


1. Why Choose Unity Metal Handrail?

Choosing the right company for your stainless steel handrails should not feel like a chore, especially when you want the best! At Unity Metal, we take pride in manufacturing the best products for you to buy and are on hand to help you every step of the way. Many of our customers need specific advice and support before being able to buy, and our team is always available to help guide you and offer the best prices so that you can obtain the perfect solution for your needs. If you want to know more, then connect with us today and let the Unity Metal team support your needs.


2. What Are the Main Benefits of Using Stainless Steel Handrails?

Stainless steel handrails are an incredibly popular choice because they are on trend right now. However, there is a wide range of benefits that you can enjoy when choosing stainless steel handrails, including:

  • Durability – the stainless steel we use at Unity Metal is resistant to corrosion and incredibly durable, meaning that you can look forward to decades of use without needing to replace them.
  • Strength – stainless steel is incredibly strong, which makes it a great choice for external railings or internal railings when you want the safest options for people to use.
  • Affordability – investing in stainless steel is also great for your wallet because it doesn’t require lots of ongoing maintenance to remain in good condition, saving you a fortune as the years go on.


3. What Stainless Steel Is Used for Handrails?

The type of stainless steel used for your handrails will depend on where you are located geographically and whether you want them installed inside or outside. At Unity Metal, we offer a range of options, including 304 stainless steel, which is rust-resistant and strong, 316 stainless steel, which is as strong as 304 but comes with even greater levels of corrosion resistance and Duplex 2205 and 2507, which cost more than the 316 but have even better corrosion resistance again. Each type has been designed for specific locations and uses so just ask the team at Utility Metal if you need a hand deciding on the right one for you!


4. How Much Is a Metal Handrail?

Working out the cost of your new stainless steel handrails is an important part of the planning and budgeting phase. At Unity Metal, we pride ourselves on offering the best prices for the best products. All you need to do is ask us for a no-obligation quote and let us price up the project to help you decide whether to proceed. For illustration purposes only, a one-meter stainless steel railing made from 304-grade stainless steel will cost around $79, which includes 1 post, 1 meter of glass, 1 handrail tube, and a satin finish. For the same one meter of railing but in a 316-grade satin finish, you can expect to pay around $90.


5. How Much Does It Cost to Install Stainless Steel Handrails?

Once you have your quote for your railings secured and agreed upon, you will need to think about the cost of installation too. It is important that you pick a reputable and qualified contractor to ensure that your new railing system is installed safely. You can expect to pay around $100 per hour for labor costs if you choose a basic contractor to complete the work. This will cover you for the setup of the site and preparation work, as well as the installation and clean-up afterward. The contractor should be able to give you an estimated number of hours it will take them to complete the work so that you can be clear on how much you will be paying.


6. How to Install Stainless Steel Handrail?

If you are keen to save money and want to install your new stainless steel handrails for yourself then you will need to start by installing the base shoes of the railings first. This will require you to align and install all the fixings in the right place so that you can then install the glass partitions between each post. You will then need to mount all the pieces of glass with your stainless steel handrails to finish the system and ensure that everything is safe. If you are new to installation, then it may be best to employ an expert to complete the work but if you want to do it yourself, then speak to the Unity Metal team first so that you can purchase the best design to suit your installation capabilities.


7. How Do You Attach a Handrail to the Wall?

Stainless steel handrails must be attached to the wall to fix the system into place and provide you with the safe system that you need. To attach your handrail, you will first need to take the fixing bracket and mark on the wall where it needs to go before drilling the holes and fixing it in place. Once the bracket has been properly installed, you can then move to connect your handrail and post into place, securing them firmly into their fixings and making sure that nothing is left loose or wobbly. Once in place, the whole system should have the sleek look you were aiming for and will provide support and safety when people use it.


8. How Do You Clean a Stainless Steel Handrail?

Keeping your stainless steel handrails clean may be daunting, especially if they are in constant use inside your home. The good news is that stainless steel handrails can be easily cleaned using a mix of detergent and water. It is best to use something as simple as dish soap in a bucket with warm water and simply wipe the railings down and then dry them with a dry cloth. If your stainless steel has a high-shine finish, then you will also need to buff them to keep the shine in place. Remember that the glass sections of your system will also need to be cleaned using a regular glass cleaning solution for the best results.


9. How Do I Choose the Right Stainless Steel Handrail for My Project?

When it comes to choosing your new stainless steel handrails, you will want to select a material that is suitable for the location you are installing it in as well as finding one that will withstand the test of time. 304 grade, 316 grade, duplex 2205, and duplex 2507 are the most popular choices, and all offer height levels of strength and rust resistance. The duplex 2205 and 2207 are slightly more expensive and offer incredibly high levels of corrosion resistance for areas that are near water or that will be placed in locations that experience extreme weather conditions. If you aren’t sure which one is best for you, then the Unity Metal team will be pleased to help you choose – just give us a call!


10. Where Can I Find a Reputable Stainless Steel Handrail Manufacturer?

Finding a manufacturer that you can trust can be the difference between getting the best quality handrails and ones that are not even worth installing – but how do you know when you have found the right one? The best way to do this is to go directly to a company that manufactures its own stainless steel railings, and that offers a number of different stainless steel options to choose from. At Unity Metal, we are proud of our reputation as one of the leading stainless steel railing manufacturers and work hard to provide honest advice to each of our clients.


11. How Can I Ensure That My Handrail Is of Good Quality?

When you want to ensure that the stainless steel handrails you purchase are of the best quality, it is important to look into the metal suppliers that your handrail manufacturer uses. At Unity Metal, we work with expert providers who rigorously test all of their products under the most extreme conditions so that you can be sure they will last. We also make sure that they comply with all regulatory requirements and safety laws. In fact, our biggest supplier was part of the Zhenjiang Wuchuan Airport development, demonstrating that when you choose us, you are getting the best quality solutions on the market.


12. How Is a Stainless Steel Handrail Manufactured?

When we start an order for handrails, we first select the right grade of stainless steel for the job and measure everything we need. Each length of steel is then cut and straightened before being punched, stamped, and notched. Depending on the specific design request, we will then use a vice to create the chosen design. With all the components carefully prepared, our team will then weld and finish the handrails you have ordered before weather-proofing them and then shipping them. At Unity Metal, we have a team of experts who will ensure that your order is finished to the high standards you expect.


13. What Are the Different Thicknesses of Stainless Steel Handrails?

There are a number of different components to consider when you are purchasing stainless steel handrails, and their thickness is one of the most important considerations. At Unity Metal, our round post and handrail are 42.4mm and 50.8mm in diameter and have a 1.5mm wall thickness. The square post has a 50mm diameter and a 1.5mm wall thickness. You can also choose between a number of different stainless steel grades, including the 304, 316 grades and the duplex 2205 and 2507 – all of which can be a stain or mirror finish.


14. What Are the Different Price Points for Stainless Steel Handrails?

The pricing for your handrails will depend on the volume you order as well as the finish you choose. You will also need to consider whether you want round or square posts and how thick you want your glass inserts to be. At Unity Metal, we provide no-obligation quotations for all prospective clients, helping you to work out which pricing model will work best for your needs. We keep our prices as low and competitive as possible and regularly check them against the average price points for each product. Get in touch with us to get your quote today!


15. What Are the Key Manufacturing Processes Involved in Making a Stainless Steel Handrail?

The most important part of our manufacturing process is a commitment to test the quality of the raw material before we get to work, as this ensures that you will end up with the best possible product for your money. At Unity Metal, we use the DING XIN stainless steel coil and guarantee that all of our stainless steel handrail tubes meet the EN10204 3.1.B and ASTM A553 chemical compositions. We also use high-quality spectral color intensity detection to ensure that the chemical elements of the stainless steel meet the required standards. The result is the best stainless steel handrails on the market!


16. What Are the Most Important Quality Control Measures You Take During Production?

Quality control is a vital step in any type of manufacturing as it allows a company to ensure that the finished product reaches the highest possible standards. All of our stainless steel handrails are made from stainless steel that has the EN standards. During production, we make sure that we test each batch of stainless steel to ensure that it meets the required standards and check every railing that is fabricated to make sure there are no issues or faults that could cause you problems later on. At Unity Metal, we make it our mission to provide the best products and the best service, meaning that you are in safe hands when you come to us.


17. How Do You Ensure That Your Products Meet Customer Expectation?

At Unity Metal, our focus is always on providing high-quality solutions that impress our customers. We have a team of experienced engineers who will work with your from the moment you decide to order until your handrails have been installed – we believe in open, honest communication and will keep you in the loop throughout the process. Before we start work on your order, we will create a 3D mold drawing that you will need to confirm before we proceed. If you are happy with the mold drawing, our fabrication process will commence and you can look forward to a handrail delivery that meets your expectations.