What We Do

We offer outstanding service, from inception to completion

We are experts in 5 axis CNC manufacturing. Our patented production process, years of experience and use of some of the most powerful digital modelling software on the market means that we can create bespoke handrails like nobody else.

We have been handrail suppliers to some of the UK’s most famous buildings, leading the market in CNC handrail manufacture and installation.

Read below about our innovative processes and how it can benefit you with your project.

Surveys

When it comes to bespoke staircases, drawings aren’t always accurate or available. Where required, we use state of the art 3D scanning tools to reverse engineer the handrail and balustrade. We have invested in this technology to allow us to create and craft some of the most intricate timber handrails, where others cannot.

A balustrade supplier will often fabricate steel spindles with a top ‘core rail’ (see more here) which we will use our digital scanner to measure with pinpoint accuracy. Using this 3D scanner allows our design team to create a 3D model of the balustrade (whether that is glass, steel or timber) and then adjust the underside of our timber handrail to match perfectly.

If you need to install spindles also, then our digital scanner also maps complete staircases so that we can design and install the full banister. This process works on timber stairs, as well as stone staircases and concrete stairs.

Our 3D mapping is so accurate, that if you have pre-drilled holes in your treads then we can plot the hole centres and manufacture the wooden handrail to match – drilling holes in the handrail for a fast and clear install. This process can be seen in some of our recent projects.

By staying at the forefront of technology, we are able to make incredibly complex designs including spiral, helical, curved and straight bespoke parts for your staircase. Anxieties about accuracy are a thing of the past, our on site 3D laser scans are precise to less than a millimetre.

Contact us here to arrange your survey.

Design

Handrail Creations use state of the art CAD software and CAM systems to deliver the highest quality results on each of our made to measure handrail projects. Our award winning design team make the most complicated project seem straightforward. From our in house design studio, our team can share technical drawings, photo-realistic renders and installation guides so you know what you’re getting, before it’s made. Our staircase design works go hand in hand with our surveying abilities, developing and drawing everything from traditional wooden spindles to contemporary glass balustrade.

We work alongside architects, main contractors, staircase specialists and home owners. This means that our design team cater for all requirements – supplying 3D models and as built drawings which comply with building regulations and within British Standards.

All of our CAM technicians are of the expertly trained and highly qualified. When it comes to programming the 5 axis CNC machines, our team simulates the manufacture of each piece prior to CNC cutting. This reduces waste and reduces risk, meaning you get your handrail first time, on time.

Take a look at what we can do on one of our recent projects here.

Manufacture

Our 5 axis CNC facilities are one of a handful in Europe capable of producing such highly complex timber handrails. The state of the art machines are accurate to a fraction of a millimetre. The precision is to engineering standards. Our dedicated team of craftsmen work to a rigorous quality management system to ensure all parts are hand finished accurately and with care.

All of our hardwoods are sustainably sourced according to our environmental policy, and stored on site with a view to speeding up the production process. Before cutting, each of the prime grade timber boards are carefully selected (with minimum defects) and set on the CNC machine ready for milling. Once machined, the bespoke handrail parts are then inspected, and fine sanded.

We pre-joint, hand finish and assemble every component before it leaves the factory, so that there are no nasty surprises on site, saving you up to 80% on the fitting phase.
Time is money, after all.

Following a recent investment into machines, tooling and more staff, we can now produce more components, pro rata, than any other UK handrail supplier. This in turn, means reduced lead times for our clients.

CNC Handrail

Installation

Our experienced fitting teams have been installing wooden handrails for over 20 years. From a few steps in a theatre, to skyscrapers in London. Our craftsmen on site are qualified professionals who take pride in the finished product.

Our teams are all CSCS qualified and used to working under pressure, as we are often one of the final trades on site. We focus on both residential and commercial projects, specialising in:

Handrails and timber spindles, usually as part of a timber staircase

Handrail and steel spindles – installing to concrete stairs, stone stairs or timber staircases.

Handrails onto glass balustrade or steel core rail – balustrade fitted by others

Your project is in good hands.

Handrail Creations Ltd
Unit 6 Burnden Business Park, Burnden Road, Bolton, BL3 2RB

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