How to Install Vinyl Deck Railing
Posted On 28th May 2024
Quick, easy-to-install and durable, the vinyl or polyvinyl chloride PVC deck railing, would be the perfect add-on to your new deck. So, this guide will walk you through your railing installation and provide in-depth steps covering essential “how-to” questions.PVC Handrails - Installation Instructions:Please note the following steps on how to install vinyl deck railing, including an explanation about each piece from this type of architectural railing system. Let’s begin with the first step!Planni ...
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Custom Stair Railings for Your Home
Posted On 17th May 2024
If you’re interested in custom stair railing for your home, in this guide you’ll find everything you need to know.We’ll walk you through the main reasons for handrails, how to integrate them into custom stairways, deck stair railing ideas, benefits, reasons, and much more so keep reading ahead.Custom Deck Railing Ideas - What Should You Choose?Here are some custom deck railing ideas just to get a glimpse of what’s possible:Decorative metal handrails for stairsGlass panel handrails for the stairc ...
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How To Install Stair Railing Outdoor
Posted On 14th May 2024
If you want to create your own DIY outdoor stair railing, this guide will share insights such as required tools, materials, installation, and ideas.We’re going over all the tools you might need regardless of the material you use for the railing and the installation in a step-by-step tutorial.Let’s walk you through how to build a railing for outdoor stairs, and everything you need to know!Your Outdoor Stairs Project - Required ToolsThe tools you need depend on what materials you’re going to use f ...
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Staircase Height Standards - Standard Dimensions for Steps
Posted On 7th May 2024
When it comes to the construction of an in-door staircase, the standard step height and standard step size will not only contribute to safety but also provide comfort.These are crucial measurements regardless of whether there is a spiral staircase or traditional stairs. So, in this guide, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the standard step height code in the USA, help you measure the distance, and share a few useful insights.Staircase Code Requirements in the USAIf you didn’t know, there a ...
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Spiral Staircases - Answers to Common Questions
Posted On 30th April 2024
If you’re wondering how to build a spiral staircase then this is the only guide that you’ll need!In contrast to the straight staircases, the spiral takes your home aesthetics to the next level and is much more convenient for tight spaces such as halls, foyers, and kitchens. You can build a spiral staircase anywhere, as long as you follow the building code and all the maximum safety precautions.To build a spiral staircase, you need to carefully plan out and measure the dimensions and then either ...
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Modern Loft Railings - What You Need to Know About It
Posted On 30th April 2024
If you’re looking for the best modern loft railing ideas for your home, you are at the right place!Many modern loft railing architectures have emerged with the increasing interest in designing a sleek, secure, and streamlined loft design. This guide will enlighten you with contemporary ideas on how to design your loft’s railing to achieve the desired aesthetic.To achieve a modern-looking and aesthetic design, you need to construct a loft out of wooden or metal materials and integrate metalwork o ...
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Stainless Steel and Corrosive Environments
Posted On 23rd March 2021
Stainless steel belongs to the iron-based alloy family. On average, it contains 12 percent chromium, which is the chemical element that produces an anti-corrosive, invisible thin layer of oxide, better known as the passive layer, and is the protective property.A corrosion-resistant layer naturally forms when chromium reacts with sufficient oxygen (via air and water). If this protective layer is damaged or removed during fabrication or polishing, it will self-repair immediately as long as the sur ...
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When is a Handrail Required for Stairs
Posted On 23rd February 2021
Let's say that you are in a house or building and need to tackle a set of steps. You instinctively go for a handrail since it helps to maintain balance, making it a crucial safety component of the stair system.And while handrails are a helpful addition to any stair system, you might be wondering if the regulations always require them.In this article, we'll discuss all details on codes and laws related to railing systems. The major question will be, "when is a handrail required for stairs?"Here i ...
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How To Measure Pipe Size
Posted On 26th January 2021
When you are working with pipes, knowing how to measure pipe size and getting the correct pipe sizes to suit your project is essential.If you do not know how to measure pipe diameter and find yourself with the wrong metal or PVC pipe sizes and pipe fittings, your entire project might be impossible to complete.This guide will cover all you need to know about pipe dimensions, explaining some of the commonly used terms in the piping world like nominal pipe size and schedule pipe sizes, and providin ...
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What is the Difference Between Pipe and Tube
Posted On 7th January 2021
Many people are unsure of the difference when it comes to pipe vs tube.A lot of people even make the mistake of assuming that there is no real difference between pipe and tube and that they're both the same thing.Many people also ask questions like “What is the difference between pipe, tube, and hose?” and so on.The truth of the matter is that even though terms like pipe and tube can often be used interchangeably, there is a real difference to take into account.This difference appears in aspects ...
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