Handrails

Bespoke Handrails

Whether part of a feature staircase or simply as a standalone item, staircase handrails play an important role both in terms of safety but also aesthetically by making this practical item part of the design concept. Canal ensure bespoke handrails add to the overall design.

Due to building regulations, staircase handrails are normally required in commercial and domestic properties, unless a structural balustrade is sufficient enough for the loading regulations.

This is also the case when providing edge protection around voids. Because of this, our handrail manufacturers place great emphasis on handrail design, creating bespoke pieces that add to the overall design rather than diminish them.

On a handrail-only project, Canal begins by conducting an accurate survey in which to base subsequent drawings and structural analysis on – offering bespoke designs for both domestic and commercial handrails.

  • Handrail Manufacturers & Installers

  • Staircase Handrails

Once a design is approved, staircase handrails are crafted in the chosen material for the project by our expert handrail manufacturers. Canal then offer full installation services through our dedicated specialist teams.

On more extensive projects, requiring additional items such as stairs and balustrade, handrails are considered from the start as an architectural feature in themselves.

Staircase handrails can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes and are profiled to fit the unique shapes of our staircases.

Canal can manufacture their bespoke handrails to suit many different styles of staircases including; straight, mitred, wide helical, narrow helical, spiral or other shapes. We are experienced handrail manufacturers, fabricating bespoke wooden handrails, bespoke metal handrails and bespoke leather handrails.

There is a range of handrail designs and finishes on the Projects Showcase.



I chose Canal Engineering because of their ability to precision fabricate and install within a complex and awkward geometry. They were able to provide us with a finish that has a natural patina whilst also being hardwearing, develop mock ups to help us make the right choice of detail and complete the work within a reasonable budget.”

Professor Julian Marsh

MA Dip. Arch RIBA FRSA

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