Different handrail profiles, traditional and modern, most of the traditional profiles have been scanned from the original handrail fitted to historic or period properties.
Full size prints, different sizes for different spindles.
Download these and drop them into your drawings.
How to separate the different handrail features at the start of a flight that has a feature tread and a landing handrail returning to another flight below.
Wall rail flow.
A look the options of how the wall rail may transition at the changes of pitch and direction.
Either flowing or mitred.
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 angle.
How to cut the opening cap once you have the joint angle.
Getting the opening cap joint angle.
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.