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Luxury Timber Handrails Provide Perfect Finish For Flair Stairs

Haldane UK has manufactured and supplied these stunning elliptical oak handrails to one of the UK’s leading bespoke staircase specialists, Flair Stairs.

The project saw Haldane carry out a full 3D digital survey of the two-storey bespoke staircase featuring decorative metal balustrades and timber treads manufactured and installed by the Flair Stairs team.

With the digital model providing pinpoint accuracy right down to the weld marks on the balustrade, Haldane UK was able to manufacture the perfect-fit timber handrails, ready for the Flair Stairs team to install onsite to achieve a flawless finish.

The staircase features a stunning subtle curve to give a beautiful bespoke shape through the two storeys before finishing with a luxurious, wreathed volute.

To ensure the handrail flows effortlessly down the stair, Haldane designed, programmed and manufactured the complex transitions and bends, which were dry-jointed where possible to assist with the onsite installation.

The end result is this stunning feature staircase that would provide the wow-factor to any luxury property.

For more information on Haldane UK’s supply-only timber handrail solutions for staircase companies and architectural joinery companies, head to www.haldaneuk.com.

Bespoke Walnut Staircase for Luxury Property

Haldane UK has manufactured, supplied and installed this bespoke three-storey walnut staircase to create a stunning reception area in a luxury property in England.

Working directly with the owner of the property and liaising with their architect, Haldane UK brought the plans to life with a combination of walnut treads and handrails, tulip wood risers and stringers painted white, and a contemporary square mild steel balustrade finished in black.

The open space in the double-height entrance hall was accentuated with the fully polished open treads that turned through 360 degrees and finished perfectly with a double bull nose tread.

The elliptical walnut handrail sat atop the fully continuous core rail to provide a flawless finish with various twists, transitions and turns, culminating in wreathed volutes at the entrance to the staircase.

The client was delighted with the project, commenting, “we are both delighted with your work and everyone who visits the house loves it too.”

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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.”

Helical Staircase For Luxury Victorian Property

Haldane UK has manufactured a stunning helical staircase featuring solid timber treads, decorative metal balustrades and a bespoke timber handrail for the refurbishment of a luxury Victorian home in Edinburgh.

Manufactured from American White Oak, the staircase combines contemporary and traditional styling with the light timber, granite grey balustrades and curved open stringer with a large bull nose tread.

The bespoke 58mm x 56mm profile handrail spirals effortlessly up to the gallery area via a 90 degree raking to horizontal wreath and finishes perfectly with a volute.

The client was delighted with both the quality and service commenting “It’s been a pleasure working with you and your colleagues, and the staircase you have built for us is spectacular – truly wonderful!” 

Haldane also demonstrated their timber machining expertise by manufacturing and supplying a curved internal door to fit the curved wall below the staircase.

The curved door measured 1980mm high and 800 wide designed to follow the curved shape of the wall.

The flush door was manufacture from laminated paint grade timber and supplied primed, ready for finishing.

Click here for more information on Haldane UK’s bespoke handrails for staircases or contact us now for more information.

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.”

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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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Oak Staircase and Handrails

Haldane has manufactured and installed this stunning oak staircase featuring continuous bespoke oak handrails for stairs, open stringer and decorative metal balustrading for a luxury new home in Scotland.
The elegant fantail staircase is defined by the large bullnose treads which flare out at the foot of the staircase before sweeping up to the curved gallery area.
The profiled oak handrails sit on a metal core rail with decorative powder coated steel balustrades and are finished beautifully with wreathed volutes.
Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, “This is a fantastic example of our staircase manufacturing capability which combines metal and timber for a contemporary look and feel.”
He continued, “Our expertise in manufacturing and installing timber handrails is clearly demonstrated with the way the handrails has to twist and turn at the top of the staircase to flow perfectly onto the gallery area.”
Haldane UK is the UK’s leading specialist manufacturer of oak handrails, balustrades and stair components with a reputation for delivering luxury handrails and staircases across the UK.
To discuss your timber handrail project, contact us now or download our brochure now.
Timber Handrail Profile
Whilst we can manufacture handrails in any shape or profile, we have pulled together a selection of our most popular handrail profiles to provide you with some inspiration for what you can achieve in your project. 

Whilst we can manufacture handrails in any shape or profile, we have pulled together a selection of our most popular handrail profiles to provide you with some inspiration for what you can achieve in your project. This particular handrail is number 23 on our selection of handrail profilesFor more information, click here.

Haldane UK: Specialist Manufacturer of Oak Handrails for Stairs

Haldane UK brings over 70 of experience in timber machining and woodturning. However, it has been at the forefront of the CNC timber machining sector for over 25 years, pioneering the use of 5 axis CNC technology with wood.

It now has no fewer than five 5 axis CNC machining centres with the traditional timber machining equipment.
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Luxury Staircase For Scottish Home

Haldane UK has manufactured this stunning luxury staircase for a home in Scotland – the third staircase of its kind they have manufactured for the family.

Manufactured from American White Oak and French polished on-site to achieve the Jacobean Oak finish specified by the client, the fantail staircase creates a grand entrance to the reception area.

The cut string staircase features 45mm timber spindles and a bespoke continuous timber handrail that flows effortlessly up the split stair section to form the atrium area.

The continuous handrail is delivered by Haldane’s state of the art CNC technology which delivers the perfect spiral handrail sections, wreath volutes and complex transitional whilst ensuring the profile is maintained perfectly.

To deliver the superior quality and silent step finish that is synonymous with a Haldane UK staircase, the staircase is manufactured from solid American oak with oak veneer used to deliver the perfect finish on the risers and aprons.

Haldane also ensured the Jacobean Oak finish was maintained throughout the home by French polishing all the timber finishes throughout the home, including skirtings, facing and doors.

Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, commented, “This is a real luxury staircase with the WOW factor and it was an absolute pleasure to be working with this customer again. Our ability to achieve stunning levels of quality, finish and service, combining innovation and traditional craftsmanship is what really sets us apart from other staircase manufacturers.”

He continued, “We are not resting on our laurels and we continue to invest in every aspect of our business from the skills of our team, to the technology we employ and the processes we use to ensure we continue to set the standards in the timber machining and bespoke staircase industry.”

If you are looking to discuss your bespoke staircase project, contact our team now or give us a call on 01592 775656.

Luxury Feature Staircase Scotland

Haldane UK has demonstrated its expertise in manufacturing and installing complete staircases with this stunning fantail staircase in a luxurious Glasgow home.

Manufactured from American Cherry, the continuous spiral handrail is complemented with matching treads, risers and stringers and set off perfectly with contemporary mild steel spindles finished in black.

Haldane UK’s unique ability to machine complex timber components ensures the continuous handrail spirals effortlessly through transitions into the horizontal rail and forms the first floor atrium area.

Haldane also project managed the metalwork on the project, reinforcing its commitment to providing clients with a complete staircase solution and not simply the timber handrails.

Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, explained “This is yet again another fantastic example of what Haldane UK can achieve in domestic stairs.  The warm, luxurious impact of American Cherry lifts the whole room and contrasts perfectly with the black mild steel spindles.

He continued, “Whilst we are very much focused on the timber side of things, we are more than happy to take on board the full staircase project, working with our strategic partners who can supply metalwork and structural glass.”

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