The original “warm to the touch” handrail system
Stargard is the original “warm to the touch” PVC handrail that is DDA compliant. It consists of a tubular system fabricated from galvanized steel which is fully sleeved with 4mm thick (4,000 Microns) pvc after fabrication giving double protection and utilizing stainless steel fittings. Note: Powder coating is around 110 microns thick.
A DDA Handrail is ideal for applications with access ramps to buildings or for balustrades in schools, offices and public buildings. Stargard handrails will meet site specific requirements. This means that you know you’re getting a product that is top quality, and suitable for use. By Choosing a Stargard DDA handrail you can have absolute confidence in your product.
Handrails are designed to offer people additional support, therefore users should not be reluctant to use the handrail because of the expectation it will be extremely cold to touch. Thanks to its high quality PVC coating the Stargard ensures it is not cold to touch. Tests carried out on site have shown that Stargard is normally 4-5 degrees C warmer than normal thermal painted or powder coated metal handrails. This is very important at low ambient temperatures.
The not cold to touch handrail, has a 4 mm thick PVC sleeve which is UV stable as well as a consistent colour throughout the thickness of the PVC. A wide range of colours are available to suit the application. It is also still in use in buildings where it was installed 15—20 years ago, and also installed in sea front environments. It does not “chip” and resists knocks and bumps.
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We refer to Stargard as a DDA Handrail, but what does this mean? When we refer to DDA compliance we are talking about handrails which conform to the railing requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), the Building Regulations Part M and British Standard BS 8300. This type of handrail must meet the following requirements:
Stargard is suitable for any application where warm to touch or DDA compliance is important. Under the EQUALITY ACT, reasonable adjustments need to be made to commercial and public buildings to overcome physical barriers which prevent disabled access. One way to achieve this is to provide suitable handrails on external stairways as recommended in Part M of the Building Regulations. This means that the Stargard system is ideal for any commercial or public building. Previous applications include schools, railway stations, hospitals and public buildings.