Handrails: Should you weld?

Handrail: Should you weld?

Handrails: Should you weld?

Why use welding when you can quickly and easily build a sturdy handrail yourself?

Installation / Labour Kee Klamp or Kee Access Handrail Traditional Fabricated Handrail
Specialised labour No, simple to install. Yes, experienced welder needed
Special permits None Hot permit required
Safety factor Use of simple tools such as drill, hammer, and Allen keys Welding offers additional health and safety risks
Overall costs After the consideration of all factors, you can save up to 50% of your overall labour costs when using a Kee Klamp and Kee Access component handrail over a welded rail solution Welding can be a costly and time consuming process
Maintenance
Repair The system's modular components allow for the broken section to be replaced by loosening the surrounding fittings and replacing the broken fittings and tube A professional welder must replace the affected section
Rust Kee Klamp and Kee Access system components are fully galvanised to resist corrosion During onsite installation, the galvanised finish can be damaged and therefore allow the tube to rust
DDA compliance Complies with Building Regulations Part M and the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Fabrication used to be the only way of providing a DDA smooth surface railing

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