Stair Guardrails & Handrails


We can provide your stairs with handrails that people can hold on to when ascending or descending from the stairs. We can also look at enhancing the safety and quality of the stairs, to provide a proper finish.

Below are the required specifications regarding Stair Guardrails and Handrails.

The guard railing must be constructed to comply with one of the following requirements:

A top rail, supported by posts, parallel to the floor of a walkway at a vertical height of not less than 900mm nor more than 1100mm above the standing level of such a platform or walkway. There must also be one or more intermediate rails parallel with the top rail and the floor with a maximum distance of 450mm between rails or between the lowest rail and the top of the toe-board where fitted. Where a toe-board is not fitted, the maximum distance between the lowest rail and the floor must not be greater than 560mm. Alternatively, the space between the top rail and the floor may be provided with suitable infill fixed to the top rail and to the floor, toe-board, or a bottom rail not more than 80mm above the floor; ORWelded mesh, supported by posts and provided with a reinforced top edge capable of withstanding the prescribed design loadsNB: “Infill” may be pipe, bar, solid or perforated plate, expanded metal, metal mesh, or any other material. Pipes or bars could be arranged vertically, horizontally or any other configuration – as long as gaps are not greater than 450mm.

With Regard To Handrails:

Every stairway shall be provided with at least one handrail which shall have a smooth continuous top surface throughout the length of each stairway flight. Where the width of the stairway exceeds 1000mm, a handrail shall be provided on each side.The handrail shall be supported so as to allow unrestricted movement of the hand along its upper surface, with a hand clearance of not less than 60mm.The standard is silent as to whether a stainless steel rope can be used instead of a pipe handrail.