The balustrades can resist a uniformly distributed line load of up to 0.74 kN/m, making them suitable for use on all staircases, except those that are likely to be subject to
The wooden handrails are coated with a colourless lacquer which is suitable for use internally. The
lacquered finish ensures that the handrails are easy to keep clean.
Where the associated components are nylon-sleeved, the material is coloured throughout. This means that the colour cannot be chipped, scratched off or worn away. Similarly, any stainless steel components are manufactured from marine grade stainless steel. For both these materials, cleaning and maintenance is minimal with any marks being easily removed with a damp cloth.
The timber handrails and balustrades finish by returning to a wall or with a closed end. This alerts a visually impaired user that they have reached the end of a flight. It also ensures that clothing cannot be snagged on an open-ended rail. Handrails will terminate either with a rose fixing on the wall or with a stop end.