Brand new to the Hammersmith Handrail Collection is the Designer Rail, combining the warmth of timber with the modern look of stainless steel to produce a sleek stylish handrail.

The range includes 43mm diameter timber dowel available in sustainably managed Australian timbers such as Victorian Ash and Jarrah; as well as 316 stainless steel fittings that are suitable for exterior and interior use. These fittings include; end caps, adjustable elbows and 90 degree bends, that when combined with the timber dowel will allow for continuous hand railing.

Until now, trying to combine timber with stainless has been difficult due to the problems of joining together two different types of materials. The Designer Rail solves this problem with the simple use of a plastic connector. The connector fits easily to the end of the timber dowel, and then with the help of silicone the specially designed stainless fittings will slip over the end of the connector to produce a near seamless join.

The Designer Rail conforms to Australian Standard Design for Access and Mobility, and as such can be used in hospitals and aged care facilities; as well in domestic applications such as balcony railing or wall railing for a staircase.