GRP Modular vs GRP Standard Handrails

Here at Engineered Composites, this is a common question that we get asked all the time by our customers; is GRP modular or GRP standard handrails the better option? The honest and most accurate answer to this question is that it depends on the industry you’re operating in, the conditions you’re dealing with, and other various factors. In this blog post, we will outline the benefits and characteristics of both types of handrails to cover all you need to know.

GRP Standard Handrails – These type of handrails are ideal for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. GRP standard handrails are often a much better alternative than steel handrails, especially when in harsher environments, as they are corrosion-resistant and require very little maintenance. These types of handrails are commonly used across a wide range of applications including at airports, workstations, railway stations, defence sites, and more.

GRP Modular Handrails – Another type of handrail systems to consider are GRP Modular Handrails. These modular barriers systems tend to be an easier way of creating barriers by connecting components together. Connecting components available to purchase from Engineered Composites include; End Stanchion, Mid Stanchion, Corner Stanchion, 90-Degree Elbow, Right Angle-Bend, and more. Just like standard handrails, modular handrails provide fantastic additional support and safety.

For more information about GRP Modular or GRP Standard handrails, please get in touch with our team today on 01244 676 000 or use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Which Is Best For My Business?

The best option for your business will depend on a few variable factors. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution where no welding or repainting is required and you’re seeking an immediate solution, GRP Modular Handrails may be the best option for you to consider. Modular handrails are perhaps also a simpler solution as all parts and handrails are ready-made to fit together without any confusion or difficulty. Modular Handrails are regularly requested and installed on access platform, walkways, for allowing safer access to potentially dangerous equipment, and much more. 

On the other hand, if you’re looking for bespoke handrails to meet specific requirements, you may want to seriously consider GRP Standard Handrails. Standard handrails offer incredible durability and longevity with minimal maintenance required. Moreover, standard GRP handrails also offer fantastic corrosion-resistant benefits and they also have an incredibly high strength-to-weight-ratio.

GRP Handrails – Benefits

Whichever type of GRP handrail system you decide to go for, handrails are always a good idea and they are also a legal requirement in certain industries and environments. Handrails provide fantastic security and safety benefits in potentially dangerous public places such as railways. Moreover, having handrails accessible for the general public also helps to prevent nasty fall and provides accessibility in particular places for people with movement difficulties or impairments. 

Why GRP For Handrails?

GRP is a fantastic option when it comes to handrails – modular or standard. GRP is a highly durable material which is extremely important for the safety of the general public. GRP is also really easy to maintain, is corrosion-resistant, and requires very minimal maintenance to be kept well-preserved. Moreover, GRP is aesthetically pleasing and there are a variety of designs to select from. Finally, you are guaranteed to benefit from a long life cycle as when subjected to normal operating conditions, the life expectancy of GRP will be 20 years or more.

Get In Touch Today

If you’re still seeking further advice on the best type of handrail system, modular or standard, please get in touch with our team today at Engineered Composites and we’ll be more than happy to assist and provide expert advice. For more information, get in touch with us today by calling us directly today on 01244 676 000 or use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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