Creating continuous handrails

Metal tubes are some of the best options for handrails. They can offer more strength and stability than wood or plastic ones. Plus, you can adapt them in a number of ways to create superior products. For example, you can use tube reduction so sections slot together. This can avoid breaks in the rail and means there is no need for additional fixtures to create joints. Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd can adapt tubing for you to create all kinds of bespoke products.

Handrails are an important piece of the safety infrastructure in all kinds of locations. For example, you need them for steps, stairs, and ramps, especially if people need extra support to walk up and down them. These could be in a private home, a public building, or outdoors. They are also vital for walkways, ledges, balconies, landings, and any other raised surface. Again these could be in private or public spaces.

Continuous rails

Tube reductionOne thing you need to ensure is that the rails will provide the right level of support at all times to all users. You need to pay particular attention to breaks in the railings. In some situations there won’t be an issue if you need to have a break. However, in others you need to avoid it to make sure there is an unbroken, continuous rail to hold. You must think about people with mobility issues and disabilities, ensuring the rails are safe for them.

What you must remember is that asking someone to let go of a railing could take away their main source of support. Doing so could cause them to fall, potentially resulting in serious injury. You need to design the rails to address that.

The problem here is that often you can’t get railings in a single section. Even if you can, you may not be able to get it into the property in one piece. The solution is usually to have the rails in sections and then have joints. However, some of these are large and people would have to let go of the railing when they get to them. That creates the falling concern all over again.

A better solution is to choose tube reduction and expansion. The combination can adapt the ends of sections of metal tube, reducing the diameter of one and expanding the other. When you do this you can create a situation where the tube ends will slot together almost seamlessly. There will only be a very slight join here and a hand will be able to slide safely over it without having to let go of the rail at all.

Ask us about tube reduction and other services

Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd is one of the UK’s leading tube manipulators. We can provide a full range of services to take tubing and adapt it to suit your application. For example it could be bending brass tube to create heating coils, end forming for steel pipelines, or almost anything else.

So, if you need our help, please let us know. We can give you advice about the advantages of services like tube reduction and explain its suitability for your needs. At the end of the day we will ensure you get the best results for everyone.