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Category Archives: Technical Advice

How heights and weights of railings affect section sizes – things to consider when specifying and purchasing railings

The relevant British Standard governing the specifying and manufacture of vertical bar steel railings is BS1722-9:2006. This contains information which should be taken into account when specifiers are looking to include railings within new projects.

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Specifying estate railings? – the differences between loose component and welded unit options

When purchasing or specifying estate railings, there are two differing options available – fully welded 2 metre wide panels, or in a kit form containing loose rails and posts.

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Thinking of specifying grating fencing? – The benefits

Grating fence is a composition of mild steel flat and round bars, it is an extremely versatile medium when employed in the field of architectural metalwork.

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Thinking of installing railings? – things to consider

What should you consider when installing metal railings? Alpha Rail provides some key points that need to be considered when installing metal railings.

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Specifying metal railings? – Key points from Alpha Rail

Alpha Rail provides useful insights into specifying metal railings, discussing key points of the specifying process and what to consider

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Choosing the correct type of pedestrian guardrail – what to consider

What should you consider when choosing pedestrian guardrail? Alpha Rail provides advice on selecting the correct type of guardrail for your project.

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What to consider when installing Optirail pedestrian guardrail on highways projects

When working on a highways project where visibility is of most importance, many will opt for Alpha Rail’s Optirail pedestrian guardrail, which is considered to be the market leading product since its creation in the 1980’s.

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Alpha Rail pedestrian guardrail shows its off-highway capabilities

The installation of pedestrian guardrail in these off-highway environments is ideal where there is a need to segregate on-site personnel from forklifts, lorries and other moving machinery that could potentially be a health and safety risk.

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Distance between signal posts and pedestrian guardrail

One of the questions the Alpha Rail technical team has been asked is whether there is a legal precedent for the distance between signal posts […]

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