Glossary

We understand that our handrails can come attached with our technical jargon, so we’ve put together this glossary of all the terms that we think you might need explaining.

Balustrade

Our balustrades come in a range of stylish designs, made from mild steel in wrought iron style. They are usually the more decorative of our handrails. Take a look at some examples HERE.

Bespoke

We can make to order for any style of our handrails or let us help you create a made to measure design of your own.

Bracketed

This is how we fix your handrail to an exterior wall, we currently offer 5 different designs of bracket.

Curved

This means we can curve the steel to follow the curve of a path or set of steps.

Decorative

If you desire something more decorative we can add swirls, curls or scrolls to our Balustrades and Wrought Iron Style handrails.

Foot Plated

We can use foot plates if there is a secure ground fixing.

Free Standing

Rather than have your handrail wall mounted we can design it to be free standing to have anywhere you need it most.

Galvanised Coat

This is when we hot dip your handrail in zinc to prevent it from rusting.

Gates

As well as handrails we can make gates.

Gloss Coat

A gloss colour finish that can be painted on any style handrail.

Ornate

This means we can create elaborate or highly decorative styles of handrail.

Powder Coat

We use powder coating to colour your handrail in a hard waring and weather resistant finish.

Plascoat

A plastic powder coating that is hard waring, tough and long lasting available in a variety of colours or can be colour code matched to your desire.

Rails/Railings

Our rails or railings can be as simple or decorative as you like, whether you just need stability or want something a little more fancy.

Tubular

This is our more basic style of handrail, a simple but highly effective tubular design that provides stability to the slightly wobbly! See examples HERE.

Wall Mounted

We can adapt any of our handrails to be fixed to the wall.

Wrought Iron

It’s important to note that this product is not made in wrought iron but is simply in the style and is actually manufactured from mild steel. An elegant and simple design of handrail made to your specifications, for more examples see HERE.

Zinc Primed

This is a zinc based hard wearing coating which delays rust. We coat all
our supply-only products with zinc primer to ensure a longer life. This
finish can be painted over with any metal paint.