UseRailings, Handrails for fall protection and accessibility/guidance
CharacteristicsLow maintenance, budget-friendly, range of aesthetic choices, LED egress lighting options, 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).
Hollaender’s Interna-Rail®offers several railing systems that fulfill both aesthetic and functional needs in a variety of public building applications. Public facilities are normally developed on a budget so pricing is a factor in selecting the proper railing system. Hollaender’s aluminum railing systems, with a variety of infill alternatives – from glass to acrylic to metal infill – are a popular alternative for public facilities across the US.
In handrail applications, which can carry a lot of traffic and have a lot of physical contact, Hollaender offers both anodized aluminum and stainless steel handrails. Stainless steel is the more durable choice for very heavy traffic applications.
In areas where egress lighting is an issue, Hollaender offers all types of railing with LED light pods that meet egress lighting standards.
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.
- Acrylic Resin/Art Glass
When facilities want to be aesthetically interesting, they can choose a railing system with acrylic resin panels, or other high-end “Art Glass” options. Acrylic panels add interest, provide a solid surface and some degree of translucency, and are unbreakable and less fragile than glass -important when there are children or elderly people present-.
If glass if required, Hollaender offers laminated or tempered glass railings that are much safer than typical single sheet, monolithic glass.
Maintenance people report that the clear anodized finish on the aluminum is far less to maintain than typical welded, painted steel that is often used for budget reasons.
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.