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Considerations For Commercial Handrails

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We're a team specialising in the supply of top tier barrier products. These can take on many forms, including handrails and crash barriers.

There is something here for every situation. Also, we can install these items nationwide. As one of the front-runners of the UK barrier industry, you can depend on us to deliver what you need. This could be a sturdy handrail or a durable barrier.

If you are thinking about investing in handrails for a commercial project, you'll need to consider certain things. Our people have worked with these utensils for many years. So, we understand the significance of factoring in these details when selecting rails. Read on to discover what you should be asking yourself before you commit to a specific product.

Material considerations

Firstly, you must ask yourself what sort of material you want. This has an impact on the looks, usability, and even safety.

Handrails in commercial structures are mainly one of two materials. We're talking about stainless steel and wood. Both come with their pros. Stainless steel for instance has positive features like giving a modern, contemporary, sleek touch. Saying this, it does cost more than its wooden counterpart. Moreover, it means the handrail can feel and look cold. By comparison, wood gives off a warmer feel. It also comes in an array of colours and retains heat well. However, it is not as robust as steel and doesn't last as long.

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Building regulations

Something else you must know about is your building regulations. It can be tricky to navigate this complicated area. That is why people talk to experts to get advice on how to proceed. They help to avoid expensive mistakes. When participating in a project, the last thing you want is to jeopardise the safety and specification of the build.


The last consideration we'll talk about is whether there is any wastage. With certain rails, you need to cut them to length on site. This is why it is crucial to consider the waste you will generate. It can have a negative impact on the environment. Not to mention, it adds money and time to the installation work. As a result, you should take advantage of pre-assembly when possible to avoid wastage.

Choose the perfect handrail

At Barrier Mart, we specialise in the key clamp system. It is a great option for handrails in different commercial settings. For example, you can use it for exterior ramps and stairwells or interior stairs, walkways, and mezzanines. We provide the tubes and fittings here, giving plenty of choices.

With a quality handrail in place, people will feel much safer moving through your premises. So, give us a call today if we can help you with any area or email

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