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Alpha Rail shortlisted for Made in Midlands Awards

Alpha Rail reach shortlist in Made in Midlands Awards

The prestigious Insider “Made in the Midlands” manufacturing awards took place recently in Birmingham to celebrate the best manufacturers in the region and Alpha Rail was proud to make the shortlist of finalists.

Metal Railings at Whitehall Museum

Vertical bar metal railings for £1.6m Grade II* listed Tudor museum

Alpha Rail has contributed towards the restoration of a Grade II* listed museum having been appointed to manufacture and install vertical bar metal railings as part of a project to restore the iconic Whitehall Museum.

Metal railings and gate at Windy Arbor school

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull

The Windy Arbor Primary School in Solihull has undergone refurbishment, and vertical bar metal railings manufactured and installed by Alpha Rail have helped transform the appearance of the school.

Alpha Rail Welder working to BS 1722 part 9

What is BS 1722 Part 9 2006?

Article explaining what is BS 1722 Part 9. The British Standard specification for mild steel fences with round or square verticals and flat horizontals.

metal railings v wooden fencing

Solving the metal railings vs wooden fencing debate

Debating the pros and cons of fencing materials like metal railings v wooden fencing is an important part of the decision making process.

Mild steel galvanised pedestrian guardrail

Pedestrian Guardrail – What is BS 7818:1995?

Pedestrian Guardrail – What is BS7818:1995

Bespoke metal gates

Installing metal gates within metal railings

When installing metal gates within metal railings, the initial considerations include the type and style of gate you would like, who and what will require access, and what typo of locking mechanism to you require.

Bespoke metal railings with sphere details

When to facet and when to radius metal railings

When measuring a metal railings installation one of the considerations is when to facet and when to radius metal railings.

Paul with Sales Director Phil Ball

Senior Estimator celebrates 20 years at Alpha Rail

Senior Estimator Paul Johnson recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary working at Alpha Rail. Paul joined the Huthwaite based metal railings and gates specialists back in April 1998, when the fi...

installing metal railings on a wall

What to consider when installing metal railings on a wall

This technical article gives advice, describes the various fixing options and explains what to consider when installing metal railings on a wall.

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