Handrail Creations were instructed by a leading residential builder to design and install sapele handrails and plain white spindles over 4 floors in West London. The wooden staircase was installed by others and 3D scanned by our designers.
The client was looking for a slimline balustrade – one that looks delicate but has the strength to endure everyday family life. Our team proposed using 20mm square steel spindles, with a specially designed turning on the end for a secure fixing point. The stunning handrail was manufactured with pre-machined holes for the spindles, giving a clean and traditional looking finishing with no ugly steel core rail or screw heads to be seen.
Although the design looks simple, the balustrade was so well engineered there was no need for newel posts or tie bars, which are often used to ‘brace’ stairs in Georgian houses like this.
The hardwood handrails were French polished with traditional techniques, and the spindles were powder coated white off-site, saving time and offering a very durable finish.