Steel Framed Systems
Steel framed cable railing systems are composed of steel post framing and top railings. Wooden or hardwood top railings can also be used with steel post framing systems. Most commonly used materials for steel framing are mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Steel posts can range from 1.5” to 2.25” in thickness and are typically round or square tube steel. Plate steel can also be used in these systems.
Steel framed railings are less common than wooden installations largely due to the higher price point and longer fabrication times involved; however the strength and durability of these systems is superior to wooden framing. Commercial systems are more typically framed in steel. At SDCR we have performed installations of with all of the above mentioned steel framing types. Steel systems are the only option for top mounted systems to masonry decks and stub walls where post setting or fascia bolt up is not an option. Steel framed railings are a great option for decking, fencing, and interior projects alike.
Steel framed railings are more common in modern, contemporary, or industrial style railings. Cable tension happens much faster; and is more easily sustained with steel systems. There is less chance of bending or damaging a steel system due to over tensioning.
At SDCR we are capable of furnishing steel framing kits with pre-made post and cable assemblies. We can also provide full scale installation, design services, and consultations for those who desire to install or purchase a steel framed cable system. Common finishes on our steel framed systems are as follows:
- Mill, Polished, or Brushed Aluminum and Stainless
- Powder Coating–Wide Color Variety
- Primed and Painted
Due to call volume and demand much of our estimating is done on line via the SDCR website, email, or by phone. Site visits and consultations are available by appointment only. Please see also our product page for more information.