Staircase Handrails & Stair Banisters

Stair Handrails

When it comes to sturdy, stylish handrails for stairs, we simply can't be beaten, and this is why so many people make us their first and only choice. At Pear Stairs, our stair handrails come in a wide range of shades, shapes and sizes, which makes us your one stop shop.

Here at Pear Stairs, handrails are just one of our specialities, and whatever style you require, you will find it right here. Whether you have long, short, slim, wide, standard or spiral stairs, handrails which will perfectly suit your needs are waiting for you right here, at unbelievably affordable prices.

When you come to us for a handrail, stairs are in for a real treat, as we have a large variety of the most beautiful styles around. When you take your pick from a Pear Stairs standard, mopstick or pigs ear handrail, stairs can be enhanced in the most stunning manner possible.

Stair Banisters

Stair banisters can make all the difference to the overall look of your staircase, and when you want to achieve a modern, stylish look, Pear Stairs will have just what you need. Our stair banisters come in all manner of styles and sizes, and whatever you’re looking for, you will find it right here.

If you have been searching for a stair banister which will make your staircase the centrepiece of your home, stop your search now, as we have a great range for you to choose from. Our staircase banister range consists of many beautiful standard and decorative styles which will really bring your stairs to life.


There is both Standard Handrails and Continuous handrails. The following explains the differences:


STANDARD HANDRAIL

Below is a list of standard handrails that Pear Stairs can supply:


Standard Handrail (PHR Handrail)

Unique to Pear Stairs.
This handrail has a well rounded design. Providing good grip, an ideal handrail to compliment your staircase, supplied at a competitive price.

phr staircase handrail

phr staircase handrail

 

 

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THR Handrail

This superb handrail adds a touch of elegance to any staircase.

THR staircase handrail

thr staircase handrail

 

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Standard Handrail Low Profile
(LTHR Handrail)

This is similar to the THR Handrail above, except a lower profile. The only difference between the two is the aesthetic appearance.

lthr staircase handrail

LTHR Staircase handrail

 

 

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Mopstick Handrail

For use with a staircase where a wall is on either side or where the staircase is too wide and the building regulations require an additional handrail.



Note: Brackets are required with this handrail.

mopstick dimensions - staircase handrails

mopstick handrails (handrails)

 

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Pigs Ear Handrail

For use with a staircase where a wall is on either side or where the staircase is too wide and the building regulations require an additional handrail. Fixed directly onto the wall, therefore no brackets are required.

 handrails pigs ear

pigesar handrail (stair parts - handrails)

 

 

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CONTINUOUS HANDRAIL

Below are the parts required for continuous handrail. Used where the handrail runs over the top of the newel.

 

Continuous Handrail
(THR Handrail)

This superb handrail adds a touch of elegance to any staircase. This handrail can be used in standard handrails but is the only handrail which can be used in conjunction with continuous fittings.

THR staircase handrail

thr staircase handrail

 

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Newel Post
(PST5)

Note:
Only one type of Newel Post can be used with continuous handrail, PST5, where the handrail actually passes over the newel.


pst5 continuous handrail

PST5 used on continuous handrail staircase with straight cap

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CONTINUOUS HANDRAIL FITTINGS

Pear Stairs can also offer a wide range of handrail fittings for your staircase.


Staircase Handrail Horizontal 90° Turn
(HTRN)

The horizontal turn will give your handrail a continuous flow to your staircase.

horizontal cap turn staircase handrails

Horizontal 90° Turn used on continuous handrail staircase

 

 

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Staircase Handrail Left or Right Hand Volute.
(LHVOL or RHVOL)

The volute will complete the look for a luxurious staircase. Up Ramp included but not joined.

 

 

 

 

staircase handrail volute

Volute used on continuous handrail staircase complete with up ramp

 

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Staircase Handrail Opening Cap
(OP CAP)

The opening cap is an alternative to the volute used at the beginning of the handrail on your staircase, can also be used at the end of the run.

staircase handrail opening cap

opening cap used on continuous handrail

 

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Staircase Handrail Straight Cap
(STR-CAP)

The straight cap is used where a run of balcony
is over 2.4m and a newel (PST5) is required for extra support to the staircase balcony.

staircase handrail straight cap

straight cap unsed on continuous staircase handrail with PST5

 

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Staircase Horizontal Cap Turn
(HTRNCPTN)

Similar to the horizontal turn, used when handrail
 is supported by a newel post (usually PST5), to allow extra support to your staircase. The cap is positioned above the newel for a more ornate look to your staircase.

horizontal cap turn staircase handrail

Horizontal Cap Turn used on continuous handrail staircase

 

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Staircase Vertical Turn
(VT)

A vertical turn will give your handrail a
 continuous flow to your staircase. Available with a groove to suit any size spindle up to 41mm. 35mm and 41mm grooves are standard. Should you require alternative size groove please contact a member of the Pear Stairs team.

 

staircase handrail vertical turn

vertical turn used on continuous handrail staircase

 

 

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Below are various configurations.

Continuous Handrail "A" - "Dog Leg" with straight step. This example shows up ramp, horizontal turn and vertical turn.

continuous handrail - dog leg with straight step

Drawing A


Continuous Handrail "B" - "Dog Leg" with straight step and landing. This example shows up ramps, vertical turns, straight caps and horizontal turn.

continuous handrail dogleg with straight stairs

continuous handrail with dogleg plan

 

CONTINUOUS HANDRAIL SYSTEM


A continuous handrail system uses straight lengths of handrail connected to handrail fittings and ramps, allowing the handrail to flow over the tops of newels.

continuous handrail system fitting guide newel post

The newel posts used for this are as the different styles below:

  

PST5 Fluted Oxford Newel Post

PST5 Oxford Newel

PST5 Twist Newel

PST5 Provincial Newel

PST5 Georgian Newel Post

PST5 Fluted Georgian Newel Post

Fluted Oxford
in Sapele.

Oxford
in Ash.

Twist
in Hemlock.

Provincial
in Oak.

Georgian
in Pine.

Fluted Georgian
in Hemlock.


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Please Note:
This newel sits in a square base newel, the only other type of newel used is the volute newel and volute spindle that sits on a bullnose step (or curtail step) at the bottom of the stairs, as below.

  

oxford volute newel and spindle

fluted oxford volute newel and spindle

provincial volute newel and spindle

Oxford Volute Newel and Volute
Spindle shown in Ash.

Fluted Oxford Volute Newel and
Volute Spindle shown in Sapele.

Provincial Volute Newel and
Volute Spindle shown in Oak.

  

twist volute newel and volute spindle

georgian volute newel and volute spindle

georgian fluted volute and volute spindle

Twist Volute Newel and Volute
Spindle shown in Hemlock.

Georgian Volute Newel
and Volute Spindle shown in Pine.

Georgian Fluted Volute Newel and Volute Spindle shown in Hemlock.

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Please Note: The volute spindle is shown as 41mm, they can be either 32mm, 35mm or 41mm.

The continuous handrail newel is used at all points of the staircase except where a volute is used at the bottom of a staircase. In this situation the volute newel is specifically designed for fixing to the solid part of a curtail step.

Continuous Handrail System with one volute on the Bullnose Step.

Continuous Handrail System

Pear Stairs sell handrails in all shapes and sizes, but remember if you have any questions don't hesitate to phone us about your handrail choice. We are a very friendly company, phone Pear Stairs on 01938 553311.