Architect, Scott Brownrigg's, very specific design required a bespoke illumination handrail, with bespoke fabricated brackets, fixed to glass and spaced at equal distances.
The non-standard structural setting: mounting directly to glass and with a tight 1.4m radius on the landings required a tailored solution, which was no problem for our experienced Garda team. Providing a seamless installation, we fabricated a bracket from solid bar to negate the need for any welding.
As it was essential to provide seamless light from the top of the staircase to the bottom, a challenge that only Garda (and our flexible LED modules) could meet, we ran tests to meet the radius which was tighter than our standard 1.5m design. To ensure a top quality finish we ran the handrail into the wall; concealing the power cables within the handrail itself. The alternative being to add a fixing plate to the wall.
The handrail was delivered to site in sections and our installation team had to manipulate the stainless steel handrail cutting it to fit the space, welding the sections together and then dressing back the welds and polishing them out so that the joins were invisible.