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Last edited 01 Feb 2018
Wrought iron spindles for external stairs
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Outdoor stairs may include wrought iron spindles to ensure safety and long-term durability under exposure to the weather. An outdoor stair can be visually exciting and the use of wrought iron spindles can make it look timeless, inviting and homely.
When installing or restoring a staircase, the spindles can be painted in any colour; to blend in with the rest of the property; green to fit in with landscaping or black to look mysterious and inviting.
The delicate curves of wrought iron have traditionally been used for stairs on period properties, lasting not just decades but centuries. However they will rust over time if not looked after them properly.
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