FROM WOOD AND STONE RAILINGS TO INOX.
A quick historical reference
Stone fences on an ancient path
The wooden fences on stone are the forefathers of the railings. As wood is flammable, and stone has big weight, the architects and craftsmen found the way of "traditional rails", iron and cast iron rails.
Wooden railings - Circular corral
OXIDATION PROBLEMS LEAD TO STAINLESS STEEL.
The problems of oxidation of the traditional barriers led to the galvanized bars and bars with different antioxidant pigments, such as the adex, the anodizing etc.
The problems of the iron railings and common steel bars pressed for materials that would improve the problems of oxidation and paint, so brass railings created. The surface of the bronze railings oxidize and does not need painting, but there are problems with maintenance and preservation.
Oxidized withdrawal ship
Traditional neoclassical-cast iron balcony railing, cast-iron railings,leaded to cast aluminum with traditional designs that reduced the weight of cast iron, but they didn't solve the inherent problem of filamentous corrosion of aluminum and galvanizing phenomenon that turn aluminium into dust.
These phenomenon arise because of contact with the steel bolts used in construction and anchorage, which no longer seems to appear even if the screws are stainless steel. Eventually the balcony railings are not effectively protected by the electrostatic painting of aluminum if damaged during use or due to filamentous erosion which usually leads to the dismantling of rails, the sanding and re-painting and re-installingl.
ALUMINUM RAILINGS, "TYPE INOX". NEW NAPOLEONS...
A novel character for Greece, but outdated for years in Europe, type of rails is the color imitation stainless railings from aluminum, so-called "aluminum railing type inox». The color is a fake made of aluminum bars with electrostatic paint or anodized aluminum color inox. But "all that glitters is not gold ».....
PLASTIC, CONCRETE, PLASTER RAILINGS.
Plastic rails could not obtain the confidence of the building because they are soft, inflammable, their damaged surface cannot be restored, etc.
Concrete and plaster railings usually exterior,fit to the Baroque style of many buildings and we see them as yard fences, balcony railings and rarly as interior railings.
Concrete and plaster railings are usually armed with iron, which as it oxidizes increase and breaks the concrete or plaster casing.
All the above problems, volume, weight, oxidation, corrosion, galvanized phenomenon, hardness and ductility, flammability, painting, rehabilitation of injured areas, environmental problems or even waste came to solve the evolution of chemistry and technology of metal to the invention alloy and stainless steel.
Glass and crystal RAILINGS.
A welcome development for inox railing is to work with crystals. The glass railing, (inox handrail balusters and glass filled the valley of the gate), win the love and the preferences of manufacturers. The crystal bars are less minimal solutions for inox railings. Besides the railings with glass staircases and railings with horizontal floor anchorages only, without pillars and often without even handrails, gain preference of individuals.
INOX.THE RAILINGS OF BIG GREEK MONUMENTAL WORKS.
INOX, THE RAILINGS OF MODERN BUILDING.
Inox is the metal of the modern monumental works, such as subway rails, airports, bars, hospitals, metallurgical inox works of Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, and hundreds of thousands of meters in house railings, apartments, stores railings, ships, boats etc.
In 2008, international visitors to the Acropolis were 151.734
Megan INOX Hellas researches and refins the inox railings and systems assembly. Produces parts of inox steel structure and literally produces detailed studies of construction and installation of works, serving the implementation of any small or large stainless work.