Many properties and homes, particularly historic buildings, require the fixing of new handrails. They are commonly installed in an institutional or elderly style, but Topp & Co offers a new approach by providing individual designs in mild steel, made to enhance their setting.
Mild steel can be fabricated and finished to resemble traditional ironwork, which is much more costly to reproduce. Topp & Co is a specialist in the manufacture of genuine wrought iron metalwork, also known as puddled iron, and is therefore well placed to produce steel handrails resembling this material.
The company is committed to bespoke detailing, and has developed a technique for the cost effective production of custom moulding sections in its own rolling mill. Mild steel is a material that lends itself well to this treatment.
Handrails may be free standing, supported by uprights, or wall fixed. While still governed by building regulations, handrails are distinguished from balustrades by the fact they do not guard a drop.