Flat sided oval ERW tube is great for handrails

Easily one of the best things about metal tubing is you can choose it in an array of shapes and sizes. If you come to us and order ERW steel tubes in the West Midlands, you can select standard round tube or square, rectangular, or oval. They are suitable for a massive array of applications, including different types of handrails. We want to look closer at this here, focusing on why oval sided tube is a great choice.

A comfortable shape

The obvious advantage with flat sided oval is they are the perfect shape to hold on to. People can get a good grip, even if they don’t have the best dexterity. They are great in terms of tactility and comfort, helping to boost safety.


The flat oval shape is also highly resistant to deflection. What this means is you get more stability and don’t need to worry the railings deforming when people hold on to them.


Flat oval rails also look fantastic. Aesthetically they are better than other shapes thanks to their sleek lines. In addition, you can choose from different options when you go with steel tubing; it could be stainless steel, powder coated mild steel, or other options.


ERW steel tubes West MidlandsOne of the best reasons to order flat oval ERW steel tubes in the West Midlands from us is they can work for many different handrails. Let’s look at some of them.

Firstly, you can use them for rails, balustrades, and wall railings inside various properties. They are especially good for modern office buildings and public spaces such as shopping centres.

Another use is for railings for balconies, balconettes (Juliet balconies), terraces, and more. Safety is vital here. The oval tubes can provide secure, stable barriers. They can also improve the visual appearance of the property.

Finally, you can rely on flat oval tube for exterior handrails. They are necessary in public settings such as at road bridges and pedestrian crossings. Ideally what you need here is a durable material that can withstand the elements. Steel tube with paint or powder coating can be great.

Do you want to order ERW steel tubes in the West Midlands?

Union Steel Tubes has been specialising in tubing for a long time. We have high standards for all processes, from manufacturing to quality control. In fact, we are ISO9001 certified. Therefore, you can rely on us.

We have a very wide selection of products here too. You can choose different shapes (including flat oval), sizes, weights, finishes, and more. If you contact us, we can even give you advice and recommendations. So, let us know if you ever need ERW steel tubes in the West Midlands; we’ll support you.