Handrails in North Vancouver British Columbia

What’s the best material to use for a staircase?

Stairs have been part of human history since the beginning with our collective safety conscious following shortly, illustrated when the oldest known handrail was uncovered by French archaeologist Pierre St. Jamaine in an Assyrian ruin in Nippur, Iraq.


A handrail is a rail that is designed to be grasped by the hand to provide stability or support, tying together the railing and the stairs of the staircase with an artistic and decorative function. Handrails are commonly used while ascending or descending stairways and escalators in order to prevent fall injuries.

At family-owned Riverside Ironworks Canada Inc., we’ve been designing, manufacturing, and installing handrails in North Vancouver for more than 70 years with affordable, high-quality service to all our customers. We offer free quotes, fast responses, and friendly customer service as well as sound information to ensure efficient and excellent results. To ensure your satisfaction, here’s some items to consider when choosing handrails for the interior or exterior of your home.

Handrails are typically supported by posts or mounted directly to walls at a height of not more than 90 cm from the floor. A handrail is an important structural component of any staircase - either blend in with a subtle design or it can stand out as an accent detail. Shape and colour should complement your décor.

While wooden handrails are the most common type of stairs equipment, modern interiors often feature metal and glass handrails – wrought iron, steel or aluminum combined with glass or wood look stunningly beautiful and add a unique feature to the interior design.

Modern handrails tend to have an industrial-style influence but it can also feature a classical design. It’s clean and modern appearance can contribute to an overall cohesive look using:

  • Glass: Whether you opt for a frameless piece or one with sleek handrails, glass provides style that is safe, strong, and stunning. 
  • Aluminum: Provide a clean and modern look, are durable, and weather resistant. Years from now your railings will still look like new.
  • Steel: Add luxury and elegance to your home and our designers work with you to craft a piece that fits the style of your home.
  • Stainless Steel: A low maintenance handrails that last for decades making it perfect for any deck or balcony. 

At Riverside Ironworks Canada Inc., we can also provide an artistic touch to your décor with a sculpted handrail. We manufacture interior and exterior railings with wrought iron, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and glass to be attractive, sturdy, and affordable. If you are looking to invest in custom railings in North Vancouver, call Riverside Ironworks Canada Inc. at 604-984-4000 today.