Our unique handrail profile been cleverly developed with ease of installation in mind. Ideal for public buildings, private yachts and cruise liners, its tremendous lateral strength and distinctive ridged design allow a flat and secure base to apply to bulwarks, brickwork and balustrades, including glass.
The underside lends itself to take square-cut balusters welded directly to the handrail. A glazing channel can be welded or attached by threaded inserts to the underside.
Its lateral strength means it makes a great replacement for traditional bulwark capping or handrails on larger boats and cruise liners. The original shape of the design not only aids installation but will also stop water ingress to the underside.
With the limited availability and ever-increasing cost of teak, our handrail profile is a stainless steel alternative to teak bulwark capping. It has become the selection of choice for boat owners and shipbuilders alike when formed from marine grade 316L stainless steel since it requires no maintenance and will always look as good as new.
Our stainless steel and aluminium 5083 oval tube profiles are sold in lengths of 5.8m (the manufacturing process reduces the standard 6m length by 0.2 metres).
Stainless Steel 316l / 1.4404
All of our tube products are available in premium quality stainless steel 316L. Also known as 1.4404 stainless steel, this marine-grade stainless steel has fantastic qualities with a high resistance to corrosion. Perfect for exterior applications both structural and decorative, it is a strong and versatile material that is ideal for marine applications.
Stainless steel 304 / 1.4301
Any of our tube styles can be made using stainless steel 304. Sometimes referred to as 1.4301 stainless steel, this practical and versatile material provides ample strength while retaining a high degree of manipulability. This quality metal is suitable for structural and decorative purposes and lends itself to interior applications.
Aluminium 5083 is a high quality premium-grade aluminium that possesses immense strength coupled with excellent formability. This combination makes aluminium 5083 perfect for a wide range of applications. This material has a high value, but the additional attribute of being lighter in weight makes it desirable for specific projects.
Aluminium 6063 is a cost-effective alternative for applications where strength and weight are key attributes. Although a lower-grade material compared to aluminium 5083, it remains a practical and versatile metal that can be used to create our flat-sided oval tubes, oval tubes and radius square tubes.
Copper / Brass / Bronze
Copper is a pure metal that is known for its strength, durability, resistance to corrosion and natural reddish brown colour.
Brass is an alloy consisting of copper and zinc, which increases its strength compared to pure copper and provides a lighter gold-like finish.
Bronze is also an alloy consisting primarily of copper that offers increased strength and more resistance to abrasion.
All of our tube products are available in these metals and are suitable for decorative applications due to their enhanced aesthetics.
Contact us for more information on using alternative materials.
Stainless Steel Finishes
It is important to specify the right finish for your project. Our team can guide you through the finishing options available.
Our stainless steel tubes are typically supplied with a bright polish finish (600 grit), which is attractive, practical and has a better resistance to corrosion than a roughly polished surface. If you are looking for even greater reflectivity, you can achieve a mirror finish (800 grit) with further sisal polishing.
We can also provide a dull grit finish (240 grit), or a brushed or satin finish (320 grit). These fine grain, non-reflective satin finishes are popular because they effectively disguise blemishes or fingerprints.
If appearance is not important, or if finishing is to take place after further fabrication, we can also provide tubes with a mill finish or descaled finish.
Upon request, we can now even apply a wood-effect powder finish to our stainless steel tubes.
The image above shows how dimensions are detailed, for example 65mm x 27mm x 2mm, please see the full range of sizes in our enquiry form below.
For our full range see Enquiry Form (once material has been selected).
If you can’t find the steel tube dimensions in the steel tube sizes chart above, please use the enquiry form below and enter your required tube sizes in the additional notes field.