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installation and mounting options

This is the sixth in a six-part story describing the metal railings and gates production process. We explain how your order will be dealt with, right from the initial enquiry, through to the supply and installation of the finished metalwork.

 Now the metal railings and gates are ready to be transported on to site for installation. Sometimes a team from Alpha Rail completes the installations and sometimes a fencing contractor is appointed by the main contractor or the client directly. We are quite happy to work either way.

Over the years Alpha Rail have been involved in a diverse variety of projects, requiring meticulous planning with regards to site installation.

Metal railings can be installed in a number of different mountings. The choice is governed by the load and purpose of the railings, as well as design aesthetics and what existing materials are available. Options can include:

  • Rooted in to a concrete foundation wall
  • Rooted in concrete with an extra backstay for additional support
  • A-fixed to steel mounting posts that are grouted in to a core drilled in to brick wall
  • Attached to a baseplate that is fixed to the top of a wall
  • Attached to a baseplate that is fixed beneath a first level coping stone
  • Attached to a baseplate that is fixed beneath a first level coping stone with an extra backstay for additional support

We also appreciate that other metal fixtures may need to be incorporated in to the installation such as archways, signs and gates, so we also offer a range of other wall fixings and pier fixings:

These include:

  • Wall fixed cranked posts
  • Wall fixed cantilever posts
  • For extra support – Wall fixed and rooted cantilever post
  • Angle wall lug
  • Wall strap
  • Built in fish tail lugs
  • Resin fixed lug secured into a pre-drilled hole using resin

The above options cover the majority of the more popular choices of fixing methods, however, with nearly thirty years of experience, our expert team has used other bespoke fixing and installation methods, and is able to recommend other specialist fixing advice where required.