||A baluster is a structure
that is used to support a railing on a balcony or stairway.
The railing rests atop a series of balusters. Balusters
can be constructed of wood, concrete, or iron. In this
article, we will look closely at iron balusters and
the value they add to a support system for the interior
or exterior of a building.
Iron balusters, like iron fences and gates, are considered
a highly fashionable choice for a residence, business,
or public space. Iron has the appeal of timelessness,
as an iron piece will stand the test of time and therefore
could be brand new or centuries old. Iron also has the
reputation of being on the higher end of the pricing
scale, and therefore adding iron to a space automatically
gives the space a feeling of quality, endurance, and
Iron balusters are common in a variety of spaces:
Iron balusters are often used in gardens to create a
walkway. Iron balusters in the garden often give the
walkway of the garden a formal feel, due to the richness
of ironworking in general. Balusters and railings placed
along a walkway assist in creating a rich feeling across
the garden while also keeping pedestrians off of the
flowering garden itself, which is of benefit to landscapers.
Depending on the height of the balusters, this can also
provide a nice leaning space for the visitors of the
garden. If a railing is at least four feet high, it
is considered a leaning spot.
Iron balusters are commonly used on balconies in both
small and large spaces, indoor and outdoor. Thin iron
balusters are placed in a series to support a handrail
atop a balcony or landing. Iron is an incredibly secure
material, and iron balusters work to ensure that the
balcony is sound and can be used safely by anyone who
inhabits the space.
Regardless of where they are being used, iron balusters
can add a great deal of decorative panache to a space.
If for example wood balusters are used, carving limits
the intricacy of design that can be utilized. Iron,
conversely, can be bent, twisted, or sculpted to make
intricate and interesting designs. Having a baluster
that is highly designed and beautiful helps to create
an overall atmosphere that is high-end.
Iron balusters require little to no maintenance over
time, and therefore a great long-term investment for
most homes, businesses, and in particular, public spaces.
Iron balusters are also fairly easy to replace should
one need replacing for some reason.
So, as you now understand, iron balusters are both functional
and decorative. When it comes to adding a level of elegance
and timelessness to a garden, outdoor space, indoor
space, balcony, or other area where balusters would
be an appropriate structure, iron balusters are an absolute
If you’re considering adding iron balusters to
your space, contact a custom metal specialist to discuss
cost, timeline, and what type of design will work best
for what you’re trying to achieve.