When installing staircases, handrails are one of the final design aspects that people consider. They are an essential aspect in the practicality and safety of stairs, but their aesthetic and design potential are often overlooked…
Wall mounted handrails can be a necessary alternative for banisters in certain enclosed staircases, but extra rails on the wall side can also be included alongside banisters for additional safety, especially if the stairs will be used by young or elderly people.
At Richard Burbidge, we have wall mounted handrails that add safety to your staircase without compromising on design or quality. The solid timber of our stair parts provides stability and durability. With various colours, finishes and shapes to choose from, you can add an elegant and natural touch to any staircase.
Design & Materials
Whether you’re going for a neutral colour scheme, the natural beauty of a wooden finish or a bright pop of colour, Richard Burbidge has got handrail options for every design style. Our handrails are available in natural oak and pine, as well as a smooth primed finish that can be painted any colour of your choosing, making them fully customisable.
A popular design trend for staircases is using handrails to add a playful splash of colour that doesn’t overwhelm the space. Handrails can be painted in bright colours whilst leaving the rest of the staircase in a neutral wooden or white tone. This effect can also be achieved in enclosed staircases by using our smooth primed finish wall mounted handrails which are prepped for painting any colour, whether it’s a bold statement or a more muted hue.
The handrails are even more customisable with a range of accessories. Wall brackets span from the simple and minimal Brushed Nickel Wall Bracket to more ornate designs such as the Antique Brass Petal Wall Bracket. There is also a choice of different metal or wooden end caps to add a sleek finish to the rail. Wall brackets and end caps can also be customised to your taste to create a practical and visually pleasing design.
Need our help?
What’s more, our design consultation service is available to help you refresh your entire staircase and ensure everything works together harmoniously, in both the practical and the aesthetic sense. To learn more and book a design, please visit: https://richardburbidge.com/design-consultation
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