Sometimes referred to a Barriers, railing is a method of preventing access to a specific area. In some situations – for example along the edge of steps or ramps – they may be used to offer support. In these cases, they are typically positioned at hand height, so that they can be easily grabbed. Rails are essential if the steps or ramp are an access point to a building.
Railing is often used around decking and areas that are raised and/or close to water, to prevent accidents from occurring.
Although a useful border to build-up security, railings can make excellent statement pieces, whether you are looking for an unstated and minimalistic railing, or something grander.
British Standards relating to Railings:
BS EN 1722 Part 7 Specification for wooden post and rail
BS EN 1722-8 Specification for mild steel (low carbon steel) continuous bar fences and hurdles
Howarth Timber & Building Supplies offers a variety of Railings to suit a whole variety of tastes, needs and requirements, from vertical bar railings to box top railings. Our railings are available in either metal or wood.