Tag: handrail

Does Lumenrail® Meet ADA Requirements?

The simple answer is “yes”. As long as you keep within the ranges defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (ADASAD). Lumenrail will meet the ADA requirements for handrail graspability. The ADASAD notes that handrail must be between 1-1/4 and 2 inches in diameter. Wagner Lumenrail utilizes slotted tube within that range […]

Illuminated Railings for Dramatic Aesthetics While Meeting Safety Requirements

And What You Stand to Gain with A Partner Experienced in Lighting and Railings Many factors define a successful product. For railing systems, life safety, code compliance, and aesthetics rise to the top. Illuminated hand rail is steadily increasing in building and site design following dramatic growth in small form factor LED fixtures and continual […]

Three Things You Don’t Want To Hear About Your Handrail

With building codes and standards determining when, where, and how and handrail should be installed, there’s always a potential that you might not meet some requirement. Here are three things you don’t want to hear about your handrail. 1. It’s too big Handrail graspability is referenced in all of the building codes and the Americans […]

Planning to Age in Place? Check Your Handrails.

I was reading this article in the New York Times about aging in place: Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now As our population ages, many are moving into homes that are more accessible with fewer stairs to climb.While you’re at it, don’t overlook your handrails. However, if the choice is to “age in […]

O Canada

Distinctions in Handrail Code between the U.S. and Canada Recently, I spent a week in Toronto doing “Lunch and Learns” at architectural firms. I’ve been doing this for years in the U.S. – focusing on the building codes as they apply to handrail and guards. But, the International Building Codes don’t apply to our northern […]

4 Ways Handrail Could Leave You Needing a Lawyer

Handrail liability will tend to fall on the fabricator/installer. As the railing “expert”, you will be expected to be the one to assure a safe handrail is installed. Here are four ways handrail could leave you needing an attorney. Not having one Handrails provide guidance and support while using ramps and stairs. Not having one […]

Railing Definitions: Guard, Handrail, Guardrail?

Railing is a term that gets tossed around a lot but do you understand that there are different types of railings? Let’s take a look at railing definitions. Wagner’s been involved with railings since the beginning. Julius Wagner was making railings as far back as 1850. However, railing definitions have changed over the years. Most […]

Tube and Pipe Flanges for Railings

Tube and pipe flanges from The Wagner Companies are produced in aluminum, steel, brass, muntz and stainless steel. They are supplied with different hole configurations and offered with or without set screws. They are stocked with a mill finish, however, special finishes and hole configurations can be provided upon special request. Wagner tube and pipe flanges […]

New Lumenrail Brochure

View or download the newest Lumenrail Brochure from Wagner. Common areas and pedestrian walkways have specific lighting requirements to ensure safe navigation and access in dark or low-light conditions. These same walkways also require the use of handrails to protect, guide and assist pedestrians on ramps, landings, stairs and balconies. Lumenrail® combines these lighting and […]

New Traditional Style Wall Mount Handrail Brackets Now In Stock

We have taken one of our standard components and updated it dimensionally to meet current Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and International Building Code (IBC) requirements. This new design matches the one we have used for this style cast aluminum and stainless steel bracket. Until now, we have not had this design available for our […]


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