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  • Pedestrian guardrail – what is BS 7818:1995?
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    When answering the question “Pedestrian guardrail – what is BS 7818:1995?” a useful starting point is to understand what is meant by a British Standard. The British Standards Institute (BSI) is appointed by the UK Government...
  • What to consider when installing metal railings on walls
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    When thinking about what to consider when installing metal railings on a wall, the main ones are cost, appearance, the likely usage and the stability of the existing wall. The main fixing options when installing metal...
  • Protecting and maintaining metal railings and gates
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    The majority of metal railings, gates and architectural metalwork supplied by Alpha Rail have been galvanised, and often also powder coated, to protect them against rust. However, regardless of how well a railing has been...
  • Choosing the correct type of pedestrian guardrail
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    Generally speaking, the type of pedestrian guardrail required is dictated by its geographic location, each local authority has its own historic standard detail drawing showing the type they have specified. Therefore, any new...
  • Metal railings differentiate a housing marketing suite
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    You’re a landscape architect, you’re designing the external works for your next housing estate development for your construction client and you want to impress. This article explores how metal railings can differentiate a...
  • When to facet and when to radius metal railings
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    One of the many considerations that surveyors have to take in to account when they are on site measuring a metal railings installation project is when to facet and when to radius metal railings. Let’s first explain what is...