STEEL HANDRAILS & GUARDRAILS > GUIDELINES
Steel Handrails and Guardrails can be supplied in the following finishes:
i) Self colour.
ii) Red oxide metal primer.
iii) Hot dipped galvanized to BSENISO 1461. Recommended for
exposed or corrosive conditions. Decorative paint finishes can be
applied by the customer on top of galvanized materials, but a
suitable priming system must be used prior to painting.
iv) Nylon/Plastic coated. Not recommended for exposed conditions.
v) Chrome plated, polished and powder coated finishes are
available to special order.
Aluminium alloy and stainless steel do not normally require protective
treatment. However. where additional protection or improved
appearance is thought necessary, then aluminium can be anodised
and stainless steel polished.
Note: Some discolouration may occur on Aluminium bends and heat
affected areas when anodised.
Tubular and Solid mild steel handrails are available in a range of sizes
26.9 o/d x 3.2mm wall minimum, (1.87kg/m)
33.7 o/d x 3.2mm wall minimum, (2.41kg/m)
42.4 o/d x 3.2mm wall minimum, (3.10 kg/m)
48.3 o/d x 4.0mm wall minimum, (4.39kg/m)
25mm dia. solid bar (3.85kg/m)
32mm dia. solid bar (6.31 Kg/m)
Stainless steel handrails are available with ball type standards, but all
welded construction can also be accommodated.
Aluminium tubular handrail is also available on request in a range of
Tubular and Solid ball type mild steel standards are available in a
variety of types and sizes. For further details, including types of base
fittings, see page 13, 14 & 15. A steel handrail system may be tubular or
solid, or a combination of both e.g. tubular handrails with solid
standards. However, it is important to select a standard with
adequate ball size to be compatible with the diameter of steel handrail to
be used, as illustrated below.
Note: All standards are compatible with 25mm and 32mm Solid
Details regarding the spacing between Standards at different
Loadings are given on page 13.
Aluminium tubular Standards are also available to complement the
Aluminium tubular handrailing.
Gates and Safety Chains
Where loading access is required for a mezzanine floor, or for
protection across openings at the head of stairs and ladders. we can
supply gates of tubular construction to match the design of adjoining
steel handrails. Alternatively, safety chains can be provided. Chains are
galvanized mild steel, smooth welded to BS4942 and supplied with
hooks, split rings, shackles, eye bolts and snap fasteners as required.
Infill Panels and Mesh Guards
Where a two line system of steel handrail is preferred or for existing
steel handrails where the need arises for additional protection, we can
provide infill panels. These panels consist of 50mm sq. welded mesh
constructed from 3.25mm dia. wire with heavy gauge wire frame
surrounds and supplied complete with fixing clips for securing to