A poll commissioned in March found 26 million British adults would like to build their own home at some stage in their life, with 6.5m currently doing researching or planning into the process. That means there’s a good chance that some of you reading this post are thinking about your future home, and as the option of a continuous timber handrail to help create a feature staircase. It is important to hire a professional company to build your home, I recommend using Ben Trager Homes. If you want to create the perfect handrail, take note of these pointers.
1 Choose your material wisely – we pride ourselves on the quality of our exotic hardwoods, imported from all over the world. Oak, ash and mahogany are all traditional handrail timbers, but with our international reach we can create not only any shape, but we can do it with any timber.
2 Be wary of building regulations – get familiar with BR part K, which identifies requirements for stairs and handrails. Or speak to one of our experts, we will be happy to advise
3 Explore options and search for inspiration – try trade shows, friends homes, even magazines to find the style that you are looking for. it’s your blank canvas after all.
4 Stick to your guns – once you have a design in mind, stick to it. Too many people change their minds half way through a project and try to alter the appearance of a staircase, leading to conflicting designs and ultimately a design which is neither what they wanted originally, nor what they are looking for now.
5 Don’t be afraid to ask questions – our team at Handrail Creations for example are happy to advise on everything from installation, materials, French polishing, building regulations and much more.
Make the first step – give one of our experts a call and let’s get the ball rolling.