A Yorkshire balustrade innovative manufacturer and installer has unveiled a new system which is set to be a first for the UK market.
Targeting both residential and commercial properties, the Leeds & Bradford-based Bear Metals Ltd’s new modular aluminium balustrade system is said to be both lighter and stronger than traditional steel balustrade systems, giving it greater longevity.
The new aluminium balustrade system has been designed and created by Bear Metals founder Simon Mitchell, who states that the product provides many advantages over traditional systems, including that it never rusts and is maintenance-free.
Commenting on his design, Bear Metals’ Managing Director, Simon Mitchell (pictured right), said: “After seeing similar systems in luxury hotels around the world, I was inspired to create a British designed and engineered product for the UK market, which is now seeking out more contemporary products of this kind.
It’s [The new product] great for both domestic and commercial customers as it means we have more products in our range, more variety and products that are unique to us, as well as being made in Yorkshire.”
Aluminium is well suited to outdoor and marine applications, which is why Bear Metals also believes it to be a great choice for outdoor balustrades.
Installation is reportedly simple, using a new system that is bolted into the floor to create a post with a wedge channel designed to house the glazing.
Bear Metals plans to initially retail online, and later, target retail outlets such as garden centres to sell under own-label brands.