As I am sure you already know Enzie Stairs currently offers four different designs in their spiral stair range. In this article I thought we would focus on the Handrail/Balustrade options offered with in each series. Most of Enzie’s stairs have a modular Handrail/Balustrade system. Made in our Australian Factory, our stairs are designed on site in a 3D CAD computer program and then custom made for each customer, according their individual stair needs.
So let’s start with defining the terminology:
What is the difference between a handrail, balusters and balustrade?
The ‘Handrail’ is the rail that you hold on to as you walk up or down stair.
‘Balusters’ are the uprights that sit under the handrail and support the handrail.
While the ‘Balustrade’ is the barrier that prevents you from falling off the stair, and supports the handrail. The balustrade can take many forms, i.e a series of upright rods, a parapet wall, or a glass panelling.
Classic Spiral Stair Series
The Enzie Classic Spiral Stair Series offers;
- a H Balustrade
- a H-S Balustrade and
- an enfold panelling.
The design of both H and the H-S Handrail is very similar. The difference between the two being in the spacing between the steel upright Balusters. Note: There are also different Baluster designs available.
The H- Balustrade has 3 balusters per tread paced up to 180mm, with a round handrail on top;. This spacing is larger than what you will find on most staircases. This spacing complies with the BCA regulations as outlined by our Certificate of Accreditation. This Accreditation is issued by the Building Control Commission, though is not deemed acceptable NSW and Qld.
The H-S Balustrade has an extra baluster per tread, bringing the number of balusters per tread up to four again with a round handrail op top. This brings spacing of the balusters down to less than 125mm on the stair, which not only complies with the Building Control Commission it also complies with the ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ component of the BCA and is required in both NSW and QLD.
Enfold Panels are the final Balustrade option offered in the Enzie Classic Spiral Stair series. These enfold panels are offered in both glass and aluminium and they fully enclose the staircase and steps.
Universal Spiral Stair Series
The Enzie Spiral Stair series offers an amazing range of Balustrade options, with even further choices of materials and styles with in of the handrail options.
The Enzie Spiral Stair series offers;
- Enclose Balustrade
- Standard Balustrade
- Mac Balustrade
- Echuca Balustrade
- Lucinda Balustrade
Enclose Balustrade offers 3 different options.
Option One – Solid Enclose.
Elegantly wraps your Enzie Universal Spiral Stair with a solid aluminium wrap. This substantial structure offers privacy security and simplicity. The handrail can be mounted of top of the balustrade or inside and below the top of the wrap
Option Two – Perforated Enclose
An element of transparency is attained with a perforated wrap. This option manages to maintain a balance of transparency without losing the security, privacy and simplicity of the Solid Enclose. Like
Option Three – Laser Cut Enclose. The handrail can be mounted of top of the balustrade or inside and below the top of the wrap
Laser cutting technology allows you to design your own unique shape pattern or picture to be cut into the enclose panel. The handrail can be mounted of top of the balustrade or inside and below the top of the wrap
This handrail design is based on the famous Enzie H series Balustrade first made available in the Enzie Classic Spiral Stair series. A critical difference however is that this design allows for a thicker handrail made from 32mm steel and thicker 22mm uprights
The sweeping lines of the stainless steel tubing, paired with a thicker handrail in either timber or stainless steel material leads the viewer’s eye up and around the staircase, enhancing any already elegant form.
Universal Echuca Balustrade
This Balustrade solution takes simple timber slats and turns them into an elegant privacy shield.
This adjustable steel Handrail/balustrade option is currently only available for the 1300 and 1500 diameter Universal stair. This option does allow the buyer to spend a little less but still enjoy the universals stair series.
Universal Lucinda Balustrade
The Universal Lucinda Handrail/Balustrade allows for a clear or coloured curved toughened glass to be matched with a timber or stainless handrail.
The Z Tread Spiral Staircase
The Z Tread Spiral Staircase comes with the Enclose Balustrade system.