When designing stainless steel handrail systems we take into account the tactile characteristics for individuals who rely on this for safety. All handrails finish by returning to a
wall or with a closed end telling a visually impaired user that they have reached the end of a flight. This also ensures that clothing or accessories are not snagged on an open-ended rail. Handrails terminate either with a rose
fixing on the wall or with a stop end.
Laidlaw Balustrades ‘brushed’ finish is compatible with the guidance in Approved Document M and BS 8300 which states that handrails should contrast with the background against which they are seen, without being highly reflective.
The stainless steel range complements perfectly the Orbis range of architectural hardware, which is
available exclusively from Laidlaw. It is also ideal where it is necessary to match other stainless steel design elements, such as light fittings.