Handrail vs Balustrade – Balustrade Geelong

November 10, 2016

A handrail is not a balustrade. A balustrade is not a handrail.

We get a lot of customers calling to ask for a handrail when they mean balustrade. This seems to be a confusing conversation between the office staff and the customer.

The balustrade is the collective name for the complete assembly of handrails, baserails, covering straps, posts, balusters and caps. When asking for a balustrade we need to know, are you asking for whether it be a handrail on its on, a baluster on its own or the whole balustrade.

Please see below for the individual components to a balustrade.1