BALUSTRADES / HANDRAILS / STAIRS
When manufacturing balustrades, handrails, stairs and any combination of these, attention to detail is essential. Not only does it need to look good, it also needs to feel good with your hands. A high level of skill is required to do this kind of work well, as can be seen by the attached photos. Being a local Adelaide manufacturer also means we are usually close by and are able to site measure for accuracy.
Pruszinski Fabrication are often required to fabricate balustrades for our customers. We generally fabricate steel balustrades, which can be galvanised or powdercoated, but our balustrades can also be manufactured from Stainless Steel if required.
What is a balustrade?
A steel balustrade is usually made up of numerous vertical posts or a solid section (often framing glass). Balustrades sit next to the stair treads, a ramp or the edge of a balcony, therefore they can be found either under a handrail or the top rail of it can be used as a handrail. The main purpose of a balustrade is for safety, to stop people falling over the side of a stair, ramp, wall or balcony.
Pruszinski Fabrication manufacture balustrade handrails and handrails for stairs / ramps, at our workshop in Golden Grove. We can fabricate fully welded handrails from mild steel or stainless steel or we can use modular (Kwikclamp) fittings for the more budget orientated. Our handrails are also able to be galvanised or powdercoated.
What is a handrail?
A stair handrail is the term used to describe the railing that runs along the staircase above a balustrade or incorporated into the top of the balustrade. Handrails, installed at the correct height, can be held with your hand. A handrail can also be installed directly onto a wall. Handrails act as a support or guide when going up or down stairs and ramps. In certain situations tactile bumps are required to be placed just before the end of a handrail for the visually impaired.
Stairs / Staircases
Pruszinski Fabrication are able to fabricate complete staircases, including balustrades and handrails if required.
See photos below for some of the projects that we have completed.
Our team of tradesmen have a good knowledge of AS1428.1 and AS1657, which is essential to ensure that what you are getting is compliant and safe.
With our CNC Pipe Bender, we can bend pipes at tight diameters up to 180 degrees & 65mm OD. For example, a 48 OD pipe can be bent on a 200mm centre line diameter for tight handrail terminations (candy canes).
👷♂️ What types of Balustrades / Handrails / Stairs are you able to manufacture?
We have the capability to manufacture handrails in Modular, Welded, Galvanised, Powder Coated or Stainless Steel for a premium finish. With our CNC Pipe Bender, we can bend pipes at tight diameters up to 180 degrees & 65mm OD. For example, a 48 OD pipe can be bent on a 200mm centre line diameter for tight handrail terminations (candy canes). Examples of projects we have completed are on our website.
👷♂️ How do I know if my Balustrade / Handrail / Stairs are compliant?
A good knowledge of AS1428.1 and AS1657 is essential to ensure that what you are getting is compliant and safe. We manufacture to these standards and we are able to work out solutions for existing non-compliant rails to make them compliant and safe.
👷♂️ Can you install the Balustrades / Handrails / Stairs you manufacture?
Yes we do installation as well as fabrication.
👷♂️ I have a Handrail / Balustrade / Stair that someone manufactured and it is not done well. Are you able to fix it?
We are constantly asked to fix Handrails / Balustrades / Stairs (made by others) that are either not done correctly or not done well. We can usually find a solution to the problem.