What Is – A Balustrade? Our Range
Staircase handrail & tread project by PT Handrails at Clive Durose

What Is – A Balustrade? Our Range

In our previous article [click here to view] we covered the background of a Balustrade, and now, using our case studies, you will see balustrades in different forms.

At Precision Timber Handrails we are asked to consult on the design, manufacture and installation of a rail system, or balustrade. It doesn’t matter how many component parts there are, some can have a volute, some a finial, some a wreath and some have none of them. The often all have in common a handrail, a baluster (spindle, banister, iron work or glass sheet) for protection and newel post (when there is a staircase). We are focusing upon the balustrade for staircases, but we can make them for other areas that require the design, manufacture and installation of a balustrade.

What Is A Balustrade? Our work, by Precision Timber Handrails

The function of a balustrade can be to stop people from falling off an edge or staircase, to act as a barrier to property or a cordon. It is a means of self protection and controlling access. It is also a feature of a staircase or ledge, so our design skill ensures each and every installation it totally functional and totally in keeping with the style of the property and staircase.

Balustrade Images From Precision Timber Handrail Installations – Modern & Traditional Designs

A baluster, the column part, is now also known as a spindle, picket or banister. Now along with a top rail, they have developed and have more component parts. The total effect when it comes together is the balustrade and when completed it makes up the staircase rail system to complete the staircase barrier. This handrail system is often ornate and a feature piece of a staircase, balcony or other walk-way.

At Precision Timber Handrails we have designed many balustrades for our clients, wooden or mixed materials for installation on stone or timber staircases. We have modern, traditional, ornate or clean simplicity all in our design portfolio and installations, which you can see by clicking here.

On our Pinterest account we have set up our images boards around our feature pieces and galleries. These images below are from our balustrade board, please click to see others and browse our other boards.

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This balustrade is elegant, simple and very in-keeping with the property and purpose. A handrail and spindles placed closely providing support and strength. #handrail #balustrade #staircase #homeDIY #renovation
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This stylish balustrade shows the rail rising above the balusters or metal slim spindles with supporting newel posts to break up each section #staircase #balustrade #spindles #homeideas #renovation #homeDIY
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This staircase project has a balustrade consisting of a rail (hand) in oak, metal banisters with figures, newe post at the beginning and a volute at the start. #staircase #handrail #balustrade #banister #woodwork #property #renovation #homeDIY
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Our handrails are made at our factory in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where our staircase wood-turning business can run your entire project. From precise measurement on site using state of the art measuring equipment to designing it up on our top of the range 3D CAD software. Using sustainable wood sources we are FSC registered and will always advise on ethical environmental sourcing without compromising on the quality or look of the work.

If you have a project forthcoming, either your own property or you may be sourcing work for a client, we will be pleased to hear from you. Please use the contact link below or call us today and we will be glad to hear from you.

So, if you would like to see more examples of balustrades, and other handrail elements and design features, like these shown on our Instagram account, then contact us today.

If you are an architect, interior designer, project manager or building restorer, please contact us to see how we can help you with your project, or bookmark us for when you do need an estimate.

All images on this page and video are from our designs and installations, they are examples to show the designs from traditional to modern – social media posts are from our own installations.

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A baluster, the column part, is now also known as a spindle, picket or banister. Now along with a top rail, they have developed and have more component parts.
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