Steel Handrails for Universities


Steel Handrails for Universities

Glass Balustrading Systems for Universities

For any University or facility in the education sector, the health and safety and well-being of its students should always be the first and main priority.

Therefore, it is essential that the exterior and interior features of a university are both up to the aesthetic requirements of a modern-day institution and are compliant with the relevant building regulations.


Investing in the appearance of a University demonstrates a commitment to want to provide the very best working environment possible for both employees and students alike.

Yes, it is important to provide a campus facility that will impress or attract new students, but in our opinion, it is more important to make sure that your facilities remain compliant with the relevant building regulations and don’t put your students in any risk of danger.

A well designed steel handrail and glass balustrade system using quality materials can enhance the visual and tactile nature of a building and will strongly influence the way in which the building is perceived as a welcoming place to be.

Now, you may think installing a bespoke steel handrail would be considered a small aspect of the interior or exterior design but quite simply if your University spans across multiple sites or floors, with more than one staircase, it is compulsory to have a steel handrail on both sides of the staircase, to protect people from falling from great heights as set out in the Approved Documents K&M.

This is why it is essential to seek the help of a specialist like Essential Projects, who can help you navigate the pitfalls of the building regulations and manufacture and install a stylish bespoke steel handrail system that is cost effective.


We are designers first, and use CAD and 3D design visual software and our own practical experience to bring your project to life, as well as to resolve any issues that may arise during the fit-out phase. We provide stunning bespoke solutions in mild steel, stainless steel, and can incorporate finishing effects that include carbon fibre, granite, glass, timber, ceramics and other exciting new materials. Choose Essential Projects, and you are ensuring the highest quality of finish.

Essential Projects uses innovative materials, efficient processes, cutting edge techniques and design-led solutions to drive down the costs of your project without compromising on quality or delivery timescales.

When we agree on project timescales we guarantee delivery on time and on budget, every time. Ours is a 100% reliable service that you can trust, even on the most challenging projects.

Our team is experienced and passionate about what we do. We employ our own in-house fabricators, designers and technical experts, as well as two in-house on-site installation crews. The installation team is fully Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) accredited and Construction, Design & Management (CDM) compliant. Our staff receive ongoing training in H&S and in the use of specialist equipment.

We also vet all our suppliers to ensure they meet industry standards and provide the very latest equipment. Choose Essential Projects, and you are guaranteeing 100% professionalism.


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Glass Staircases for Universities

Students want to be educated in the best available facilities and with so many higher education institutions to choose from, it is imperative that the internal and external features of the university reflect the positive learning environment that students are looking for.

Glass Balustrade for Universities

In the UK, schools, colleges and universities come in all shapes and sizes, but regardless of size, students, staff and visitors, all require safe access and movement around the campus buildings.

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