1 Standard glass/acrylic assemblies - there are a number of handrailing specialists who fabricate standard assemblies which combine steel tubular rails with glass/acrylic. Typical products supplied in the UK are 'Hewi' (metal and glass) by Hewi (UK) Ltd; 'Neaco and Nearail' (metal and glass) by Norton Engineering Alloys

Ltd and 'Horizal' (metal system) by Kensington Traders Ltd.

2 Codes of Practice - refer to BS Code 6180 (1982) for strengths required, namely sufficient to resist a horizontal force for private or common stairs and 0.74 kN for the remaining categories of stairs under UK Regulations.

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