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There are many providers of good handrails and balustrades systems and it can be hard to choose when comparing glossy photos in a brochure or on-line.

A good giveaway is the way in which a supplier has designed the handrail around the more complicated areas such as the landings of the stair or where a handrail needs to step up and change direction sharply. Has every effort been made to ensure that the handrail is continuous, user-friendly and keeps clear-distance for the fingers? Does the quality in these difficult areas match others parts of the stair?

If you require a handrail & balustrade system to be something more than just compliant and ‘fit for purpose’ then you must ensure all of the above is done as a minimum. A quality system should feel custom built for the area without being made to fit on-site. In short, it should be designed to fit perfectly.

Laidlaw are suppliers of factory finished handrail and balustrade systems which require no on-site welding and are of a high quality throughout. Laidlaw’s post and rail systems do not feature any mitred corners always preferring seamless radiussed bends and returns.

Forming radiuses, flow-drilling and precision cutting in the factory ensures its quality and elevates a handrail system from those who are choosing to cut, mitre, weld and polish on-site. Other positives of working in this way are speed and noise reduction, with more time spent off-site: installations are quicker with less mess and disruption for the site.

These positives are achieved by conducting site surveys and producing production drawings when the building is still just a shell. Working closely with the Contractor and Architect through the design stage, ensures the handrail and balustrades can be formed off-site in a factory environment.

It is these subtle but crucial qualities that make Laidlaw handrail & balustrades stand apart from what has become a very crowded market. Ensuring high quality, robustness and conformity from the first step to the last rise is something Laidlaw aim to achieve as standard.

For more information on Laidlaw’s handrails and balustrades systems please visit our website.


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