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Precision Timber Handrails in Highgate

23 May 2014

Precision Timber Handrails have triumphed in the production and installation of a complex stunning handrail. This ebonised handrail for a 24 million pound Highgate mansion was a challenge for Clive and his team.

PTH were asked to produce a handrail on top of over 300 steel balusters in a grand helical staircase. The balusters had already been installed by others but the client wanted to conceal the large brackets which were permanently fixed to each baluster. The aim was to conceal the brackets within a deep groove and fit infill between each.

An initial site survey was carried out. Recommendations were made to the Architect and Interior Designer to adjust the steel work slightly. This improved the overall quality of the installation and was essential to help produce a smooth flow and transition around the whole of the staircase. It also gave the client the end result they had imagined. This is typical of the commitment that PTH have to making perfect bespoke handrails. They leave nothing to chance and ensure that the customer gets the best possible professional advice.

Going that extra mile is part of the service that Precision Timber Handrails provide. They have the benefit of 30 years experience. The complimentary skills of CAD technicians and time served craftsmen are frequently called upon to work on prestigious projects in some of the world’s finest properties.

PTH installed the handrail using their own recognised fixing system. Joints were created in the workshop on precision CNC machines. There was no need to cut difficult joints on site. Installation time was minimised. Cutting and fitting individual infill strips was a tedious task that skilled installers took in their stride. They overcame the uneven heights of the metal brackets which were now fixed into the hand rail groove. All this complexity and unevenness was cleverly concealed within the finished rail.

To complete this grand statement of craftsmanship, their skilled polishers ebonised the hardwood handrail with a high build gloss lacquer to match furnishings within the property. The manufacturing, installation and finishing expertise of Precision Timber Handrails is unsurpassed.



Clive Durose has managed to combine traditional woodworking skills with the most sophisticated measuring and CNC production technology. Upon completion Clive commented “This was a very demanding project. It required some unique solutions to achieve the client’s brief. The staircase now looks stunning”.

It would have been extremely difficult to achieve this exceptional result without the technology used. Having said that, there are no substitutes for many years of experience and the highly skilled woodworkers that Clive Durose employs in his PTH team. Clive went on to say “It is a credit to the whole PTH team. We are all immensely proud of the end result”.

A great outcome – Client, Interior Designer, Architect and PTH team all happy.

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