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  • Ladies Waist Handrail
    February 28, 2023

    Ladies Waist Handrail

    Looking for information on ladies waist handrail? We’ve got you covered! In this article we’ll cover everything from the definition of a ladies waist handrail, right through to the different styles/kinds and where to purchase it.
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  • Hamptons Staircase Style Guide
    January 23, 2023

    Hamptons Staircase Style Guide

    The Hamptons design style gained traction in Long Island, USA, but has recently grown in popularity in coastal regions of Australia. It is best known for its bright white interiors, and dark contrasting timbers. Colours such as navy blue, light blue and black also feature prominently. When it comes to staircase design, ‘Hamptons’ style stairs often feature more traditional elements such as box newels and fluted posts. Heritage-style handrails are also extremely popular, although tend to be painted/stained in different colourways to traditional, heritage stairs.
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  • Top Staircase & Balustrade Trends for 2023
    December 16, 2022

    Top Staircase & Balustrade Trends for 2023

    Are you an interior designer or DIY enthusiast looking to get a head start on 2023's staircase and balustrade trends? If so, you've come to the right place! We've been supplying Australia's leading builders, wholesalers, designers and stair builders for more than 75 years, so it's safe to say we've seen plenty of trends come and go in our time. 
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  • The 5 Tools You Need To Install Wire Balustrade
    December 2, 2022

    The 5 Tools You Need To Install Wire Balustrade

    Wire balustrade is the perfect do-it-yourself alternative to traditional timber or glass balustrade. It’s easy to install, maintain and clean, and is infinitely cheaper than hiring a professional. With all that being said, you do need a few specialist tools to get started. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 must-have tools for wire balustrading, and detailed when/where you’ll need to use them!
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  • What Kind Of Wire Cable Is Best For Balustrading?
    November 20, 2022

    What Kind Of Wire Cable Is Best For Balustrading?

    Choosing the right balustrade wire for your next DIY project may seem simple, but with so many different kinds of cables and ropes available it can be hard to know where to start. Believe it or not, there’s also a lot riding on choosing the right wire cable. After all, using the wrong product can be extremely detrimental to your project: resulting in everything tea staining to rust and corrosion! Choose the wrong wire… and you might as well be throwing money down the drain.
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  • New Handrail Profiles
    March 30, 2020

    New Handrail Profiles

    We’re happy to announce a new range of timber handrail profiles available through our online store. From left to right we have the following designs; California, Pigs Ear, Vancouver and Signature. We’ve been working on perfecting, photographing and running these designs for some time now, so we’re extremely proud and excited to finally be presenting them to you.
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  • Ezirail 50mm Handrail
    September 17, 2018

    Ezirail 50mm Handrail

    We absolutely love it when customers send us photos of their finished projects.

    Once products leave our shelves we rarely know where they end up, or how they’re assembled, and from time to time it piques our curiosity. So if you, or someone you know, has purchased products from us for a job in the past (or are planning to use them in the future), we urge you to send us some snaps via email to:

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