Continuous Handrail (Stairs)

11 Oct 2006
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United Kingdom
I've been looking at the Richard Burbidge stair parts and I'm wanting to go for a continuous handrail with a volute. (Also replacing the baserail, newels and spindles)

How difficult will the angles and cuts be on the handrail?

Can anyone offer any advice (danger areas) on fitting these stair parts?

I can't seem to get hold of a joiner, been looking 6 months, so I'm going to do it myself!
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Not to difficult depending on your experience and tool availability.
Difficult to explain but Richard burbidge have a very good brochure explaning the fitting procedure which you can download from their website.
There is a lot of cutting involved and I use an electric compound mitre saw.
Good luck
Fitting a volute on a staircase that was not made to take a volute = Nightmare ! A Volute has the the newel and spindles to support it , if there is no bullnosed last tread to support the newel then you need to lift up the floorboards and try and support it on a joist . IMHO it does not work .
If you do go ahead with it remember you need to order longer spindles to support the handrail .

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