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Stainless Steel 101: General Info and Applications

Installing a balcony railing, balustrade, staircase railing, etc. requires effort, money, and time. Most property owners want these installations to last for several years without becoming damaged. The longevity of any structure depends largely on the type of material used in its construction. At Boston Ironworks, we always recommend stainless steel because this material has proven its merit in real life conditions. Here are some applications and general information on stainless steel:

Stair Solutions for Small Places

A staircase is one of the most important structures in a multistory property. It allows you to navigate from one floor to another easily and quickly. Unfortunately, these structures also tend to take up a lot of valuable space in a smaller property and can be very inconvenient. At Boston Ironworks, we understand staircase designs and know these structures can be easily installed in smaller spaces without taking up too much room. Here are some of the stairs solutions we recommend so clients who want to save some space on their property:

Fire Escape Planning: Tips and Recommendations

Most people live their entire lives without facing any fire threat, which is why many take fire safety for granted. Unfortunately, a fire can break out without warning at any time so it’s always a good idea to be prepared and know what you need to do in the event of a disaster. At Boston Ironworks, we have built and maintained fire escapes in Massachusetts and are familiar with the safety requirements involved. Here are some tips and recommendations regarding what you should do in the event of a fire disaster:

Top Reasons to Consider Having Custom Spiral Staircases

Multi-storied properties need a staircase so people living there can move between floors easily. These staircases come in different sizes, shapes, designs, and colors. Most traditional staircases are straight and boxy, and usually don’t add much beauty to the interior or exterior appearance of the property.

Apartment Security Tips: Fabricated Gates and Doors

The safety and security concerns of apartment owners or renters are quite unique. They share the space with other renters and owners, and the building often has to deal with a large amount of foot traffic. All of this increases the likelihood of intrusion and burglary, which is why tenants or owners need to find ways to improve the property’s overall security. At Boston Ironworks, we encourage clients to consider fabricated doors and gates.

Handicap Railings Installation: Installing simple bars

People with disabilities, injuries, and limited mobility always struggle to scale stairs. They’re more likely to fall and sustain injuries, which is why it’s a good idea to install handicap railings. These railings will provide the necessary support and stability if individuals climbing the stairs trip or lose balance. Handicap railings installation isn’t that difficult and can be a quick weekend project. At Boston Ironworks, we recommend the steps mentioned below to install handicap railings: