Haldane UK has demonstrated its market-leading lead times for timber handrails by manufacturing and supplying Bespoke European Oak handrails for the opening of a major retail store within one week.
Working closely with the main contractor who was experiencing delays with the metalwork, Haldane was able to quickly respond to the site availability thanks to their in-house survey team and the extensive manufacturing capacity at their disposal thanks to their 5No CNC machines.
After receiving a call on the Friday to say the metalwork was ready, Haldane UK’s survey team were on-site at 9 am on the Monday morning to produce digital 3D models of the core rail with pinpoint accuracy and ensure any slight deviations could be accommodated by the timber handrail.
Haldane UK’s delivery team returned the following Tuesday (due to the bank holiday Monday), having manufactured 13 linear metres of straight handrail, 12 linear metres of spiral handrail, 2.5 linear metres of horizontal curve together with various transitions, ramps and bends.
And with all components dry jointed offsite, the entire handrail was able to be installed by the main contractor’s joiner together with a labourer in less than one day.
Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, explained, “We understand things don’t always go to plan, but deadlines cannot be moved. So when a major retail store was opening the following week and issues with metalwork delayed the staircase project, we were able to help.”
He continued, “Our investment in an additional 2No 5 axis CNC machines has transformed our capacity enabling us to comfortably quote lead times of 3-4 weeks whilst still being able to respond to the odd one or two urgent projects.”