Graphical Construction Glossary >> stairs. >> >> Pipe Handrails
Circular handrails are becoming more popular with forward looking designers and stair builders. The reason is very simple. Ease of manufacture and the low relative cost of materials .
The handrail wreath here uses a cheap mass produced short radius elbow fitting. The rail that it joins to has also had a bend applied to it. More than likely with a fairly cheap mass produced pipe bender.
Apart from low cost and easy application to continuous handrailing the metal rails here have a futher advantage, that of stength.
For external use they are also excellent because weather resistance.
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