Black aluminum balusters – Balustrades do not have a standard for design, type or materials when building them. With all available options it is not necessary to spend a lot of money for your balustrades. You can use almost anything that works for aesthetics, safety and function, depending on the application and local building codes. Certain materials for handrails are certainly more affordable than others, and have stood the test of time well.
Handrails must always comply with local building codes. Codes may vary depending on the type of rail, location, technique or design. Check the local codes before you plan or install a railway system. Some of the listed materials may not meet your local building requirements. Therefore contact them first. Some codes are in most cases relatively universal, but may differ per application or organization, for example.
For international residential code, the balustrade must measure 36 inches from the ground to the top of the handrail. The International Building code requires a height of 42 inches. Grid is often used for railings. Rooster is light, affordable and looks more expensive than it really is. Attach grid panels directly to vertical posts or build a frame around half-timber panels and use the frames as sections and screw them together if necessary.