Handrails

 

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The handrail or railing is an essential safety requirement for any set of stairs; hence its height and shape should comply with the current acceptable building standards.  But this does not mean all handrails should look the same. 

Timber handrail provides a superb way to add individuality to your stairs, be it by varying the type of timber used, the shape of the railing or by finishing the handrail in a colour that compliments your house or building.

 

ROUND HANDRAIL
 
     

A simple handrail that enables an easy flow around the stairs.  This is particularly helpful when following the multiple changes of pitch found on stairs with winders (stairs shaped like a fan- refer to the gallery photos).

 

This handrail uses its natural timber colour to match the beauty of the wooden stairs.  In this example the timber compliments the neutrality of the glass balustrade.

 
SHAPED HANDRAIL
 
     

This handrail is a traditional griprail (or grab-rail) that has been painted to match and blend in with the surrounding wood-work.

 

Another example of a traditional grip-rail but this time it has been polished to compliment the surrounding wood-work and to match the nearby timber balustrade.

 
HANDRAIL ON WROUGHT IRON BALUSTRADE
 
     

This shaped railing has been used to compliment the wrought iron balustrade by providing the warmth of timber where the hand contacts the balustrade; something that is much appreciated during the winter months. 

 

Another example of timber handrail used to compliment the wrought iron balustrade.  Note the flow of the curved handrail up the stairs.

 
CURVED RAILING
 
     

This example shows a curved balustrade with Rimu newel posts and curved railings framing wrought iron balusters.  Note the difference in style from the full wrought iron balustrade shown in the previous picture.

 

This demonstrates a short stair handrail that uses a traditional grip-rail with 90 degree bends at either end to match the nearby turned balustrade.

 
OTHER OPTIONS
 
     

This uses a simple square handrail to provide a clean and warm contact surface on a glass balustrade.

 

An example of timber capping being used to enhance a mezzanine wall and to match the beauty of the timber balustrade on the stairs.

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