Different handrail profiles,
Full size prints, different sizes for different spindles.
How and why to separate the different handrail features at the start of any flight with a feature tread.
Quick on the draw.
This section is a shortcut to some time saving bits.
It is advisable to have a good understanding of how to draw these parts before using these “drag and drop drawings”
Drawing the handrail components, these guides will help with the design and drawing of the staircase that fits under them.
Handrail profile cad outlines.
A quick reference page for the different handrail profiles to suit the different spindle sizes.
Cad outlines for download.
Natural height through landings and turns.
How the handrail will reach a natural height along the landings, allowing the handrail to flow equally at the lead in and lead out pitches.
Cutting the opening cap joint
How to mark the opening cap for cutting the handrail in.
Rebating diminishing handrail.
How to cut the 90º rebate for setting the handrail to the underside if stringers and ceilings.
The handrail ties used to stabilise the handrail, used on many traditional geometric handrails.
A mobile stand that you can set on the treads or landings to set the handrail to height and hold it in place while fitting the spindles.