Eco-friendly and sustainability are not just trending catchphrases – they are important priorities for many homeowners today. This has prompted many do-it-yourselfers to choose sustainable materials for their outdoor home improvement projects.
Wood alternative options like steel and aluminium are not only far more durable but can be more environmentally friendly. Both steel and aluminium can be recycled again and again, meaning that when it does reach the end of its life, it can be turned into something new. Wood, however, typically ends up in landfill or incinerated, both of which restore carbon dioxide and methane back into the atmosphere.
Both steel and aluminium also serve up premium performance qualities and big style points. This makes it possible for homeowners to make a responsible purchase without compromising on their vision for their outdoor living space.
At F.H. Brundle, we are committed to providing our customers with sustainable railing solutions. We offer a variety of railing materials that are both stylish and environmentally responsible.
Why Choose Sustainable Railings?
Steel and aluminium railings offer a sustainable choice due to their composition of recycled materials and full recyclability, alongside their exceptional durability against weathering. This longevity eliminates the need for frequent replacement.
Moreover, maintaining steel and aluminium railings incurs minimal environmental costs, much like wood. They require only simple cleaning with soap and warm water, reducing the use of harsh chemicals that can harm ecosystems and ensuring easy recycling at the end of their lifespan.
Opting for sustainable railings for your home yields numerous advantages. These railings are crafted from renewable, recyclable, or reclaimed materials, significantly reducing their environmental footprint compared to conventional options like wood or metal. Additionally, their resistance to weathering, rot, and insect damage makes them more enduring and robust than traditional railings.
Eco-Friendly Railing Materials
We offer a variety of eco-friendly railing materials to choose from, including:
- Aluminium Railing: Aluminium railing systems offer an eco-conscious solution that is both lightweight and corrosion resistant. This lightweight characteristic makes transportation more energy-efficient, reducing its overall environmental impact. Aluminium is also infinitely recyclable, making it an environmentally responsible choice.
- Composite Wood: Composite railing materials, such as recycled plastic and wood fiber composites, offer a sustainable alternative to traditional wood railings. These materials are durable, weather-resistant, and require minimal maintenance.
- Iron: Iron is a natural and recyclable material. It is also very strong and durable, making it a good choice for railings.
- Stainless Steel Railing: Stainless steel is a prime choice for homeowners looking for durability and longevity in their railing systems. It is corrosion-resistant, ensuring your railing withstands the test of time, reducing the need for frequent replacements. Additionally, stainless steel is fully recyclable, contributing to a more sustainable construction industry.
- Cable Railing: Cable railing systems provide a minimalist and unobstructed view while being environmentally conscious. The cables are typically made from stainless steel, a material known for its durability and recyclability. The sleek design reduces the need for excessive materials, further enhancing sustainability.
Opt for powder-coated finishes on your railing systems. Powder coating is an eco-friendly painting method that produces less waste and contains fewer harmful chemicals compared to traditional liquid coatings. It also provides a durable and attractive finish while promoting sustainability.
Choosing the Right Railings
When choosing railings it is important to consider the following factors:
- Budget: Sustainable railings can range in price from affordable to expensive. It is important to set a budget before you start shopping so that you can find railings that fit yours or your customers’needs and budget.
- The style of home: Sustainable railings come in a variety of styles to choose from. It is important to choose railings that complement the style of your home.
- The purpose of the railings: Sustainable railings can be used for a variety of purposes, such as for stairs, decks, or balconies. It is important to choose railings that are designed for the intended purpose.
At F.H. Brundle, we are committed to offering a wide range of sustainable railing options to meet your needs and preferences. We aim to help you create a greener, more sustainable home without compromising safety or aesthetics. Contact our experts today to learn more about our environmentally conscious products and start your journey toward a more sustainable home.