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    Buying New Iron Balusters

    Buying New Iron Balusters

    New iron balusters can bring a fresh look to any house! , read on and learn some great hints and tips from the professionals at Atchison Construction who are here to partner with you for your next remodeling project. Give us a call today at 602-478-9870 or fill out our contact form.

    Calculate Spacing

    Your stairs must meet code to be safe, so learn about the “baluster rule of three.” When mounting on to treads, allow for three balusters per ttread and when you are mounting on a knee wall, you will require three iron balusters per linear foot to meet the majority of building codes. Not every style has the same width but if you follow “the rule of three” and ensure there is a gap of four inches (in the shape of a sphere) that cannot fit through any portion of the railing, it will mean it is safe for children and will be supported to an adequate degree.

    Lay Out

    Most baluster railings combine two or sometimes more styles. They are often grouped in series style, such as double twist or single twist and then once every two or three balusters add an additional single basket iron balluster. Another option can also be wrought iron newels that are larger posts constructed from irons that give support to the stairway handrail. Although they are not always easy to visualize, designing your own can give a great piece of individuality to any home.


    It is paramount to ensure the existing parts of your stairs will work with iron balusters. Firstly ,check to see if you have a suitable mounting location and then ensure they match and will fit in with the handrail on your stairs.


    Although small, the foot covers for iron balysters are needed to ensure a finished and professional appearance. They also cover up any mess left from chipped wood or dried up epoxy. Covers are also used at the top where the baluster connects with the handrail. These are angled and the ones on the feet are flat ended.

    Speak To A Residential Home Contractor

    The Residential Home Contractors at Atchison Construction have many years of experience and ready to help you. They realize your home is your retreat and the space you spend your time relaxing.  Let Atchison Construction help remodel your home into the dream home you’ve always wanted. Give us a call today and we can discuss your next home project.

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