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Stunning Handrail Drop End Creates Fabulous Feature to Staircase

Haldane UK has showcased its market-leading expertise in manufacturing bespoke handrail components to transform a staircase with its latest project, which features a stunning timber handrail drop end to add the wow factor.

The supply-only project saw Haldane UK work closely with one of Scotland’s leading specialist joinery companies, who had manufactured the staircase and balustrades but were looking for absolute precision when it came to the timber handrail.

The client was looking to avoid using a newel post at the foot of the stair and had designed an alternative approach where the handrail turns slightly and then drops to the floor, creating a real feature to the straight flight of stairs.

Haldane used its 5-axis CNC expertise to machine the elliptical handrail, which flows perfectly through the landing and down the staircase with a wreath drop end to finish.

The European Oak handrail was pre-drilled by Haldane UK to accommodate 32mm diameter spindles and dry jointed prior to despatch to make the installation as quick and as simple as possible.

Haldane UK was also asked to manufacture and supply the complementary base rail with pre-drilled holes along with the corresponding 90-degree flat bends.

Click here for more information on Haldane UK’s supply-only handrails solutions including how to create a timber handrail drop end.

Replacement Handrail for Scottish Refurbishment Project

Haldane UK has added its touch of luxury to a superb refurbishment project for a luxury project in Carnoustie by manufacturing and supplying a replacement timber handrail for the entrance hall.

Working closely with the interior designer and the onsite joiner, Haldane UK carried out a detailed site survey of the existing metal balustrade.

This provides a high resolution 3D digital representation, enabling the Haldane UK design team to understand all the slight imperfections that come with historic balustrades.

With their expertise in CNC timber machining, Haldane UK ensured the finished handrail “smoothed” any small bumps, lumps and blemishes in the metalwork for an absolutely flawless finish.

The handrails, comprising of the straight rail, spiraling transitions and wreathed volutes were manufactured in Sapele and dry jointed in the Haldane UK factory before being supplied to the onsite joiner for installation.

These were then completed perfectly with a Farrow and Ball finish to create the stunning look of luxury.

Commenting on the project, the interior designer, Caroline Windsor on Windsor 29, commented, “Haldane was very prompt and professional. The whole process was very straightforward and easy, from the initial enquiry to arranging for the surveyor to come out and measure, and the new bespoke handrail arrived on site a few weeks later.

It was installed easily, fitting perfectly and transformed the old staircase to look better than ever before. I am delighted with the look and quality of the end result and would not hesitate to use you again on any future projects.”

Bespoke Handrail For Staircase

Haldane UK has manufactured these bespoke handrails in American Black Walnut for this superb fantail staircase in a luxury home in London.

The rebated handrails feature sweeping wreathed volutes, goosenecks and various transitions to deliver a stunning finish to the feature staircase.

Haldane was appointed by one of the UK’s leading bespoke staircase manufacturers, Gary Curnick, on a supply only basis to carry out the intricate bespoke machining

Gary was delighted with the quality and service commenting, “Fantastic handrail with the best volute I have ever seen.”

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Handrails Edinburgh Usher Hall

Haldane UK has manufactured and installed almost 150 linear metres of its stunning Sapele handrails in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall for the stunning spiral staircase to the rear of the historic building.

Working in conjunction with Edwards Engineering who were the architectural metalworkers on the project, Haldane used its advanced digitising technology to measure and plot the exact flow of the core rail that the timber handrail would sit on.

And demonstrating that even a simple 45mm diameter can look stunning, Haldane precision manufactured the spiral and curved handrail to the rear staircase and its expert installation teams ensured a perfect finish that is worthy of a building with such a reputation.

Such was the quality of the works that Haldane was then appointed to manufacture and install the timber handrails and transition components to the entrance area.

Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, explained “We have been delivering complex, continuous handrails since 1992 and have established unrivalled experience and knowledge in this area which enables us to take on any job with full confidence that we will be able to deliver on our promises.”

He continued, “It is one thing to have the survey equipment but the real skill involved is being able to take the information we produce from the digitiser and smooth out the inevitable bumps that metalwork can throw up at the programming and machining stages to prevent additional works on site.”

For more information on Haldane’s expertise in manufacturing and installing luxury handrails, contact our team on 01592 775656 or download the latest handrail brochure.

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Bespoke Timber Handrails For Luxury London Development

Timber Handrail Manufacturer, Haldane UK has completed a major joinery package for a high end residential project in central London which saw the transformation of an Art Deco hotel into 48 luxury apartments over 8 storeys.

Haldane manufactured and installed over 85 linear metres of 110mm x 83mm bespoke timber handrails in American Black Walnut which was rebated to sit atop a double skin frosted glass balustrade.

Haldane also manufactured an American Black Walnut handrail with a large profile measuring 110mm high x 310mm wide to feature a leaning rail allowing plants and foliage to be adorned in the atrium area.

This large section of handrail would have presented most manufacturers with a major challenge, however, Haldane UK was able to demonstrate the expertise and experience which has made them the UK’s market leader for luxury timber handrails.

The curved and sweeping handrails were a key feature of the link bridges spanning the main atrium area which also incorporated a stunning louvre system to maximise the natural light in the building, again manufactured from American Black Walnut.

Haldane UK also carried out the French Polishing to the bespoke timber handrails to ensure the perfect finish required for a high-end property development.

In addition to the handrails, Haldane also manufactured and supplied timber decking to the balcony and all communal areas. Such was the quality of the works, Haldane was also asked to install the decking to 12 of the most prestigious apartments.

Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, commented, “This was a first class project for us to be involved in with a main contractor who recognised the outstanding quality of our installers on site and quickly channelled more work our way – a true testament to the quality and service we deliver.”

Click here for more information on bespoke timber handrails or contact us now to discuss your project. 

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Timber Handrail On Glass Balustrade

Haldane UK has played a key part in the delivering this stunning feature helical stair by manufacturing and installing these American Black Walnut handrails to sit atop curved glass balustrades.

The project was carried out in conjunction with Clifford Chapman who were the specialist staircase contractor and completed the structural steelwork and glass balustrading.

The continuous handrail spirals up to the main atrium area which itself is a stunning feature of the double height entrance area of the luxury home in England.

Haldane carried out a full digital survey of the balustrade before manufacturing the 80mm x 50mm elliptical handrail together with the timber capping.

Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, explained “Our digital survey technology allows us to pick up any minor flaws or issues caused by on site conditions and manufacture them out off-site to minimise installation times and costs.”

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Handrails For Spiral Staircase London

Haldane UK has demonstrated its project management prowess with this bespoke staircase in a stunning refurbishment of a farm in Hertfordshire.

The stunning spiral staircase makes a dramatic impact on the entrance hall and the continuous American Black Walnut handrails flow effortless to the first-floor gallery area through Haldane UK’s trademark transitions.

The elegantly profiled handrails are mounted on a metalwork core-rail with alternating designs of sculpted mild steel spindles upon a stone structure.

And with a Haldane UK staircase, you can be assured that no detail is overlooked. The staircase is finished off in style with a mesmerising wreathed volute that epitomises the superb quality of a Haldane staircase.

Haldane UK ‘s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, said “Haldane’s manufacturing expertise has been setting new boundaries for timber machining for the last 30 years. However we have also established an enviable reputation for the project management of complete staircase solutions where we look after the metalwork package as well as the timber handrails.”

Forrester added “Haldane stair components are growing to become a widely recognised and highly desirable brand in the UK housing market and as a result of unrelenting consumer demand we are delighted to be extending our services to offer complete staircase solutions.”

For more information on Haldane’s bespoke staircase management services contact us or call 01592 775656.

Luxury Handrails London

Haldane UK has completed a major spiral handrail project in London’s trendy Campden Hill area.

Haldane was contracted to manufacture and install stunning American cherry handrails to the five story luxury town houses which are being valued over £6-7 million each with one house in phase 2 already reserved for a price of £12million.

Each of the homes feature elegant staircases with stainless steel balustrades to the lower ground and first floors and then flow seamlessly into a spiral staircase which provides access to the remaining upper floors.

The smooth flow of the handrail is achieved by a combination of raking wreaths, 90°bends and ramp components manufactured with Haldane’s unrivalled machining skills which achieve accuracies of up to 4/1000 of an inch.

For that finishing touch the stair case features profiled ends which are machined to ensure the luxury feel is maintained.

The houses also feature a rear staircase from the first floor terrace to the pool area on the lower ground, however, as you would expect in such luxury homes, the handrails feature 40mm diameter European Oak with stunning swan necks and ramps.

Managing Director, Forrester Adam, said “We particularly enjoy working on these types of contracts where luxury is the key ingredient that pervades throughout the home and the attention to detail is of prime importance. From the type of timber featured through to the intricate components in both the feature and rear staircases, no expense has been spared.”

For more information on Haldane’s expertise in manufacturing and installing luxury handrails, contact our sales team on 01592 775656 or download the latest handrail brochure.

Elliptical Black Walnut Handrail

Haldane has provided the perfect finishing touch for a luxury home in Hertfordshire by manufacturing and installing elliptical black walnut handrail.

Haldane worked in partnership with the metalwork company to deliver the balustrading and handrails for the feature staircase.

The marble double staircase which leads up to the stunning gallery area features over fifty linear metres of 60x40mm elliptical handrail sitting atop bespoke metal balustrades.

The design of the staircase required Haldane to manufacture a combination of straight, spiral and horizontal curved handrail together with various transitions finished with scrolled, bun and drop ends to provide the perfect finish.

Haldane also carried out the full installation and hand-finished the handrail ready for our finishing team to french polish the handrails.

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Walnut Handrails For Luxury Home

Haldane UK has manufactured and supplied these stunning continuous handrails in American Black Walnut for a luxury home in England.The circular handrails were rebated to sit perfectly on the architectural metalwork

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