Deck Metal Railings: A Stylish and Durable Choice for Your London Garden

When it comes to transforming your London garden deck into a truly inviting and safe outdoor space, the choice of railing material is key. While wood has its charms, metal railings for deck offer a unique blend of style, durability, and low maintenance that’s particularly well-suited to the UK climate.

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Whether you’re looking for sleek and modern deck handrails or a more ornate and decorative style, metal railings offer endless design possibilities to complement your home’s architecture and enhance your deck.

Why Choose Metal Railings for Decking?

  • Contemporary Aesthetic: Metal railings, whether sleek and minimalist or more ornate, bring a modern touch that complements a variety of architectural styles.
  • Weather Resilience: Unlike wood, which can warp, rot, or fade over time, metal deck handrails withstand the UK’s rain, humidity, and occasional frost with ease. This resilience ensures that your deck railing will maintain its beauty and structural integrity for years to come.
  • Longevity:  Metal deck railings are an investment that pays off over time. With proper care, they’ll retain their beauty and structural integrity for decades, outlasting many other decking railing options.
  • Low Maintenance: Forget about staining, sealing, or painting. A quick wipe-down is usually all that’s needed to keep metal railings looking their best.
  • Safety First: Metal railings provide a sturdy barrier, ensuring the safety of children and pets while adding to the visual appeal of your deck.
  • Design Versatility: Metal railings offer endless design possibilities. You can choose from various styles, from simple and sleek to intricate and decorative, to perfectly complement your garden’s aesthetic.
  • Increased Property Value: The addition of metal deck railings can significantly enhance the value of your London property, making it more appealing to potential buyers.

Popular Metal Options for Deck Railings Offered By KP Engineering

  • Steel: Stronger and more rigid than aluminum, steel railings offer a classic aesthetic. Choose a galvanised and powder-coated finish for extra protection against the elements.
  • Wrought Iron: If you prefer a more decorative and traditional look, wrought iron can be beautifully crafted into intricate designs. Its timeless elegance is unmatched.
  • Stainless Steel & Glass: For the ultimate in durability and corrosion resistance, stainless steel is an excellent choice. It’s also low maintenance and offers a sleek, modern appearance.
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Bespoke Metal Railings for Your Unique Space

For a truly personalised touch, consider working with a metal fabricator like KP Engineering to create custom deck railings.

We can tailor the design, material, and finish to perfectly match your vision and the style of your London home.

FAQs: Metal Deck Railing Questions Answered

  • Is metal deck railing cheaper than wood? 

Not always. While basic metal railings might be less expensive upfront, custom or higher-end metal options can cost more than wood. However, the long-term cost-effectiveness of metal railings, due to their durability and low maintenance, often outweighs the initial investment.

  • Is metal deck railing expensive?

It depends on the material, design complexity, and whether it’s custom-made. Generally, metal railings offer excellent value for their cost, considering their longevity and aesthetic appeal.

  • Is aluminum or steel better for deck railing? 

Aluminum is lighter and rust-resistant, while steel is stronger and offers a more traditional look. The best choice depends on your budget, style preferences, and the desired level of maintenance.

  • Which metal is best for railing? 

All four common metals (aluminum, steel, wrought iron, and stainless steel) have their advantages. Consider your priorities in terms of cost, aesthetics, maintenance, and desired lifespan to make the right choice for your London deck.

  • How do I maintain metal deck railings? 

Metal railings especially those which have been galvanised and powder coated are relatively low maintenance. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water, along with occasional inspections for damage, will keep them looking their best for years to come. For wrought iron, periodic repainting or sealing might be necessary to prevent rust.

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Ketan Makwana

Ketan has 20 years of experience in the steel fabrication and metalwork industry (railing, metal gates, fencing). He has been leading the sales efforts at KP Engineering, based in Wembley, London, since 2004. Ketan brings a strategic vision to his role and enjoys sharing his industry knowledge through articles and presentations

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The service from KP Engineering has been nothing short of first class from start to finish. We were delighted with the customer service, communication, production time, installment and of course the railings. The installers were courteous and knew how to treat a home with great care. This point particularly was a welcome relief as I didn't have to worry about telling people to take their shoes off or keeping doors shut to keep dust out. There were no surprises in the installation process. It was all a straightforward process and the railings looks great and grand. We will definitely recommend KP Engineering to family and friends!

Faten M Avatar Faten M
June 24, 2024

We are so pleased with the service and the products that were provided by your company. The tracking service was informative and helpful which enabled us to efficiently coordinate further building work. There is no hesitation in recommending KP Engineering Works Ltd as a 5 star company E and S Baker South London 10th June 2024

Elspeth Devlin Avatar Elspeth Devlin
June 10, 2024

I was very fortunate to find and use KP Engineering to design, make and fit some balustrades and a handrail to some steps that I have which seperate the top part of my garden from the bottom. Contact was extremely easy and the whole job was managed with ease by Ketan. The measurements were exact and included the curvature of the two top balustrades. The fitting was also managed extremely efficiently and the guys who did the work were extremely polite, tidy and despite the rain completed the work quickly. I couldn't be more delighted with the end result. I wasn't aware that my garden could be improved so much with the addition of the railings. Overall, I have no hesitation in saying that this Company does what it says, on time, efficiently and with a great design team as well.

Juliet Lysons Avatar Juliet Lysons
June 3, 2024

Fantastic service and product. KP have just manufactured and installed a gate to basement level, in keeping with my existing railings. Seamless process from survey through design to installation

Janina Rutherford Avatar Janina Rutherford
May 17, 2024

Great company! Good organised and very professional. Mr Ketan’s communication and updates very professional and final product is very high quality! Highly recommend company! 5 starts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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April 12, 2024

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