Silverback

Stainless steel balustrades

FAQ

What grade of stainless steel is recommended?

  • Coastal applications (within 5km of breaking surf): 316 marine grade stainless steel
  • Internal applications and everything 5km away from the coast: 304 stainless steel

At what stage of the building process does the stainless steel balustrading installation take place?

We install after the tiling and painting has been done. (Depends on the size of the building site)

In which case do I need stainless steel balustrading?

Any potential fall from a height greater than 650mm requires a balustrade.

What should the minimum height be of the balustrading?

According to building regulations a balustrade of 1000mm is required.

Are the stainless steel products made to order?

Yes, all of our products are made to order to suit your individual application. We custom make many styles and designs tailored to your ideas.

Is glass balustrading more expensive than stainless steel balustrading?

Glass is generally more expensive than stainless steel. A glass order also has a manufacturing time of 20 days after installation of frame.

How do I maintain my balustrades?

A mild detergent (sunlight liquid) and water can be used to wash the stainless steel balustrades. Wash stainless steel as regularly as you would wash your windows. Use scotch bright to remove small scratches and rust spots.

How do I order my stainless steel balustrades?

  • Sign and date the quotation and agreement.
  • Pay the deposit into our account with the quote number as reference on the deposit slip.
  • Fax the signed quotation, agreement and proof of payment to 086 512 2476 or email it to info@silverbackstainless.co.za
  • Silverback  will contact you to confirm an installation date upon receipt of your deposit

What is Tea Staining?

Stainless steel enjoys a strong and enduring reputation for long term appearance and structural integrity. But like all materials, stainless steel can become stained or discoloured over time, impairing the overall look.

This brown discolouration otherwise known as tea staining has been identified in coastal applications. Tea staining is not rust as it is only cosmetic, it doesn’t change the properties or integrity of the stainless steel.