UseRailings, Handrails for fall protection and accessibility/guidance
CharacteristicsGood sight lines, durable, suitable for high-traffic areas, ideal in commercial projects
CertificationMeets all IBC and OSHA Codes for Railings
The Hollaender Manufacturing Company produces a wide array of architectural hand railing systems, from non-welded aluminum rails to stainless steel structural glass. Some of their best-known railing designs include Interna-Rail®, Speed-Rail®, and Newman by Hollaender™ (formerly known as Newman Brothers Railing).
Cultural applications such as libraries and theaters require a durable railing system that will also have low maintenance costs in high traffic situations since a lot of people pass through such areas every day. Sightlines are important so there is often use of glass and wire mesh infill panels. Hollaender offers both aluminum and stainless steel railings that fit the needs for cultural applications. Hollaender has supplied major railing systems to libraries in Norfolk, VA, and Dayton, OH, as well as theaters, often school theaters, throughout the US.
Infills are available in a wide variety of materials, all of which have been tested to meet the IBC code. Hollaender offers both monolithic and laminated tempered glass, along with resin panels in both PETG and acrylic. Metal panels can be supplied in mesh, perforated or a more exotic pattern. Material for these metal panels ranges from aluminum to e-coated steel to stainless steel.
Glass infill is often desired due to good visibility and sightlines. Where shoe mounted glass railing is required, Newman by Hollaender Structural Glass Railing offers a variety of cladding for the shoe, a variety of shapes and materials for the top cap and assist rail:
- Stainless Steel
- Round/channel shapes
VUE railing with glass or acrylic infill is ideal for situations where a post mounted system is preferred to a shoe-mounted system. In areas where there is concern about durability and cost, Interna-Rail® aluminum railing with wire mesh, picket, or perforated metal infill is a popular choice.
Handrail finishes are available in a wide range of different patterns, colors, and textures. Aluminum systems can be anodized with clear and bronze options, or powder-coated in almost any color imaginable. Hollaender steel infill panels are produced in the same wide array of colors but are first e-coated to protect against corrosion. The stainless steel rail systems look great with a direction or circular brush, and panels can also be supplied in a bright dip.