The Newel Rail is an innovative grab rail for the stairwell.
The rail is specially shaped so that it turns 90 degrees around a banister post, meaning the user does not have to let go at any point so it is perfect for those of us who need a little more support when using the stairs..
A plastic coated steel construction gives the Newel Rail rigidity and durability, and allows for a comfortable grip.
Both left and right handed styles are available - click on the image that shows the left and right versions together and read how to select before if you are unsure.
The Newel Rail is a quality handrail, particularly popular with the volume market. It has a tough, white epoxy coating and is curved, making it ideal for fitting in doorways and stairwells. Available in both left and right-handed versions, the Newel Handrail offers a practical solution to users. The flanges have been designed to comfortably fit on a standard wooden newel post without splitting the timber.
Just in case, please never drill through pre-stressed concrete to install a Newel Rail. Always check the type of fixing you are going to use on this substrate for their compatibility. We suggest that for sound brick and block that a minimum screw length of 50 mm x size 10 is used with a suitable rawl plug and screws in accordance with the guidelines issued by the fixings manufacturer. Screws and fixings not supplied.
The rail simply screws into the banister using the circular base plate.
Length: 711mm (28 inches).
Depth to Wall: 120mm (4.7 inches).
Tube Diameter: 25.4mm (1 inch).
How do you choose the correct Newel Grab Rail?
When determining whether you need a right or left newel rail, you typically consider the direction of the staircase and the location of the newel post. The newel post is the larger, structural post at the bottom or top of a staircase that supports the handrail.
Here are some guidelines to help you decide:
1. Ascending or Descending Direction: Stand at the bottom of the stairs and look up. If the stairs turn to the right as you ascend, or if they turn to the left as you descend, you will generally need a right newel rail. Conversely, if the stairs turn to the left as you ascend, or if they turn to the right as you descend, you will generally need a left newel rail.
2. Newel Post Location: Determine the location of the newel post at the bottom or top of the staircase. If the newel post is on the right side as you approach the stairs from a particular direction, you will typically need a right newel rail. Similarly, if the newel post is on the left side as you approach the stairs, you will generally need a left newel rail.
It's important to note that the above guidelines are general rules, and variations can exist based on specific staircase designs and local practices. If you are unsure, it is recommended to consult with a professional stair builder, carpenter, or an expert in the field who can provide accurate guidance based on your specific situation and local building codes.