Whereas stainless steel has negligible resistance to heat flow for a given thickness, nylon is 68 times better, making it feel less cold to touch. Nylon handrails are therefore ideal for external applications in buildings that are used by the general public.
Although not included in Building Regulation guidance, tactile indicators can help to make a building more
‘inclusive’. When incorporated into handrails, they can indicate to a visually impaired person the presence of the first and last risers on a staircase, as well as floor levels. Braille indicators can also be included to highlight a
The Nylon handrail colour range
The nylon colours are the same as those used for the Normbau architectural ironmongery range of lever furniture, pull handles and push plates for doors. This colour matching can be useful in schools, hospitals and nursing homes where the colour can be used to indicate a particular floor or activity area.