No matter where you live in the world.
Well everyone who needs to know about stairs.
I have loved working on handrails and want this site to help anybody else involved in the design or manufacture of handrails. Therefore some of the file sizes will be big so you can learn from them. I have struggled over the years looking for information and when you find what you want the diagrams or pictures are so small you can not make out what they are. Like this one below.
Yes there will be a compromise in speed but I believe it is worth the wait to get the knowledge you want; otherwise you could spend hours searching to no avail. Some of the files I will giving you access to are, probably just to big to put straight onto the website, I will publish links to these files, so you may download them at your own leisure, when required.
I have found over the years there are many mistakes made during the stair design process that are not realised until it is to late to resolve and a compromise has to be made in the end result. With the correct knowledge you can save time and create lovely stairs with fantastic handrails. I can only physically cover a small area around where I live, great stairs can be found around the world. I hope with the guides etc. that I put up on here more great stairs can be built. I have only been involved in stairs and handrails for about 30 years so I am still learning and no doubt there are others out there that will have better knowledge than I do. My aim is to simplify some of the design procedures and give hints and tips to help you get on your way. Please be patient as I am doing all the work on this site myself, (including learning how to make a website!!) should you like information about stairs or handrails that you think would be beneficial to other Architects, Designers, Manufacturers, Joiners, Carpenters, Contracts managers, Hobbyist etc. please feel free to drop me a line. I may not get straight round to it but if I get a number of requests for a certain type of handrail or stair project I will move it up the list. I will try to keep this site readable for all levels of skill, So sorry if I come over demeaning to some of you and sorry if I come over a bit technical to others.
No not me, The website.
I am building an information site, this will mean I do have some large files, this may slow down the loading times but will help with viewing pictures or files when you want to see a particular detail.
I hope you enjoy the content on this site as much as I enjoy writing it.