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Stair Handrails

Stair handrails are mouldings that run across the top of the staircase and come in a variety of materials and styles. 

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  • Richard Burbidge Round Handrail Fusion White Oak 2400 x 54mm

    Richard Burbidge Round Handrail Fusion White Oak 2400 x 54mm

    2400mm x 54mm Diameter FUSION white oak handrail - Pre-finished in Clear Varnish For both domestic and business use. Richard Burbidge's high-quality handrail is pre-finished with a clear lacquer, saving you time and effort. The handrail is the same as...
  • Richard Burbidge Round Handrail Fusion White Oak 3600 x 54mm

    Richard Burbidge Round Handrail Fusion White Oak 3600 x 54mm

    3600mm x 54mm Diameter FUSION white oak handrail - Pre-finished in Clear Varnish For both domestic and business use. Richard Burbidge's high-quality handrail is pre-finished with a clear lacquer, saving you time and effort. The handrail is the same as...
  • Richard Burbidge Round Handrail Fusion White Primed 4200 x 55mm

    Richard Burbidge Round Handrail Fusion White Primed 4200 x 55mm

    4200 x 55mm diameter white primed handrail It's primed and ready to be painted any colour you like. On-site time is saved by using pre-primed items. With brackets, it may be mounted on the wall. Round handrail end caps and wall brackets are required. The...
  • Richard Burbidge Stair Wall Bracket Silver

    Richard Burbidge Stair Wall Bracket Silver

    Handrail wall brackets with a silver finish. 5 railing brackets and screws are included in each set. Standard wall bracket by Richard Burbidge. Fits circular railings with a 54mm diameter as well as profile Trademark handrails. On a PCD (pitch circle...
  • Richard Burbidge Wall Bracket Black

    Richard Burbidge Wall Bracket Black

    Standard black wall bracket by Richard Burbidge Trademark. Fits circular railings with a 54mm diameter. On a PCD (pitch circle diameter) of 37mm, the wall plate contains three countersunk 4.5mm diameter fixing holes. The handrail attachment is 20mm broad...
  • Richard Burbidge Wall Bracket Brass

    Richard Burbidge Wall Bracket Brass

    Standard brass effect wall bracket by Richard Burbidge Trademark. Fits circular railings with a 54mm diameter. On a PCD (pitch circle diameter) of 37mm, the wall plate contains three countersunk 4.5mm diameter fixing holes. The handrail attachment is...
  • Burbidge Heavy Duty Timber Handrail for 32mm Spindles Grooved Pine

    Burbidge Heavy Duty Timber Handrail for 32mm Spindles Grooved Pine

    £38.41 - £66.94 (Ex VAT)
    £46.09 - £80.33 (Inc VAT)
    Richard Burbidge's trademark Pine heavy strength handrail. This handrail is made of high-quality pine and features a 32mm hole for 32mm spindles.
  • Burbidge Heavy Duty Timber Handrail for 41mm Spindles Grooved Pine

    Burbidge Heavy Duty Timber Handrail for 41mm Spindles Grooved Pine

    £46.97 - £63.95 (Ex VAT)
    £56.36 - £76.74 (Inc VAT)
    This is a smooth rail fixed to the top of the balusters and is widely traditional in style. All components are manufactured from the finest pine timber. Pine softwood accepts paint, varnish, and wood stains.
  • Burbidge Light Duty Timber Handrail for 32mm Spindles Grooved Pine

    Burbidge Light Duty Timber Handrail for 32mm Spindles Grooved Pine

    £35.39 - £92.25 (Ex VAT)
    £42.47 - £110.70 (Inc VAT)
    This is a smooth rail fixed to the top of the balusters, and is widely traditional in style. All components are manufactured from the finest pine timber. Pine softwood accepts paint, varnish, and wood stains.
  • Burbidge Light Duty Timber Handrail for 41mm Spindles Grooved Pine

    Burbidge Light Duty Timber Handrail for 41mm Spindles Grooved Pine

    £40.20 - £70.21 (Ex VAT)
    £48.24 - £84.25 (Inc VAT)
    This is a smooth rail fixed to the top of the balusters, and is widely traditional in style. All components are manufactured from the finest pine timber. Pine softwood accepts paint, varnish, and wood stains.
  • Burbidge Round Handrail Fully Finished Fusion Pine

    Burbidge Round Handrail Fully Finished Fusion Pine

    £70.40 - £86.16 (Ex VAT)
    £84.48 - £103.39 (Inc VAT)
    FUSION Pine Handrail - Prefinished In Clear Varnish Richard Burbidge's high-quality handrail is pre-finished with a clear lacquer, saving you time and effort. The handrail is the same as the newel posts, although it comes in larger lengths.
  • Burbidge Round Handrail Fusion White Primed

    Burbidge Round Handrail Fusion White Primed

    £55.05 - £59.41 (Ex VAT)
    £66.06 - £71.29 (Inc VAT)
    White primed handrail primed and ready to be painted any colour you like. On-site time is saved by using pre-primed items. With brackets, it may be mounted on the wall. Round handrail end caps and wall brackets are required. The railing is 54mm in...

Stair Handrails

What is a handrail?

Stair handrails form the top part of your banister as part of your internal stails and/or landing, and as the name suggests, is the part that yourself and your guests may hold on to whilst ascending or descending from the staircase. Stair handrails essentially offer support to the user and are particularly useful for young children and the elderly, as they are designed to be incredibly sturdy and robust.

At Howarth, we offer a wide range of timber handrail options. For wooden handrails, we recommend the pine or oak, which can be purchased to fit your choice of either 32mm or 41mm spindles. Wooden stair handrails are incredibly supportive and safe, and can be wall-mounted depending on where your staircase is placed. They are suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

According to the approved document K, if your staircase is less than one metre wide, then you will need to fit a handrail on one side. However, if your stairs are more than one metre wide, a handrail will be required on both sides. A handrail is not required for the bottom two steps of the staircase.

At Howarth, we have a wide range of colours and designs available that will perfectly complete your staircase.

For further information and expert advice on stair handrails, please contact your friendly local Howarth branch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How high should a handrail be above the stairs?
You should fit a handrail at a height between 900mm and 1000mm from the pitch line of the stairs, or the floor for landings. This is approximately 35.4-39 inches.
Does a stair handrail need to be continuous?
For a residential building, a handrail needs to be continuous on each flight of stairs. However, it does not need to be continuous on the landing between flights.
Do all stairs need handrails?
Handrails must be provided to all stairways that have a rise of at least three feet.