Installing handrails to your stairway can come with many benefits, some of which aren’t readily visible upon first inspection. Whether you’re walking up some stairs or viewing a landscape at the highest level of an indoor or outdoor area, many people want to hold onto a handrail, right? But convenience isn’t the only upside to installing handrails. Check out this quick list of benefits that come with installing wrought iron handrails on your property.


The main idea of handrails is to provide safety. With stairs, you are either declining or inclining and whichever way you are heading, stairs pose a risk. Handrails help people manoeuvre the stairs and can be ever handy if someone was to have an accident as they provide a grip to allow a person to stop themselves from falling. It could lead to injury if there is a place that requires handrails but they don’t have any. If this is the home of an elderly person who doesn’t have someone there to live with them and help them in their day-to-day activities, they could fall and not be found for a very long time.


Handrails are also helpful for the elderly as they allow a grip for those who have reduced mobility. This is especially helpful when elevators or ramps are not available for the elderly to use. The elderly need to be able to move around in the easiest way at home, reducing the potential of falling and hurting themselves.


When added to a home’s design, handrails can play a rather crucial role in further enhancing the aesthetic quality of a home. Wooden handrails in particular are a very aesthetic natural material which add elegance to the home.


For people with visual disabilities, handrails can help people to keep balance when manoeuvring up or down. This offers independence to those who live with disabilities as they do not have to rely on others.

Here at Cheshire Metalcraft, we provide the best wrought iron gates Manchester has to offer, however many people do not know about our selection of bespoke, made-to-measure handrails. Our handrail range can even be made to match our own gates and railings, for the perfect aesthetic! Get in contact today to find out more.