We are famous for our timber handrails – they are custom made and often very complex. But what about the spindles that sit between the staircase and the handrail? We are often asked to supply and install steel, wrought iron or wooden balustrade, as part of our package. We work with some of the finest architectural metalworkers in the UK, but also have joinery and fabrication skills in-house to produce contemporary and traditional metal and wooden uprights. Examples of our work can be found in our gallery.
What is a balustrade?
Often called a bannister, the balustrade is the collective name for spindles (or balusters), handrail and newel posts. Therefore designs can vary hugely, from single round spindles like our Old Church Street project, to welded designs like our Gordon Avenue project or traditional timber spindles like our Ravenscourt project. All of our balustrade packages include a continuous timber handrail which are custom made with our 5 axis CNC machines.
We’re able to offer a full balustrade and handrail package, therefore we can design, make and pre-finish the entire balustrade before we get to site. We use the same state of the art software and machinery for the full balustrade as with our bespoke handrails. Our award winning manufacturing team always produce to a high standard, with no need for a steel core rail or site welding. We’re able to produce realistic 3D drawings and renders, and anticipate problems on site before it’s too late.
Our lead time for our balustrade packages is only a few weeks from survey, which includes painting or powder coating the staircase spindles. We offer antique bronze and brass metal finishes, to compliment our French polished handrails.