• GRP Handrail

    GRP Handrail System

    Modular designed GRP Handrail system ideally suited to many industries including Rail, Water, Power and more...
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Don’t assume that galvanised steel is the best choice for heavy industry handrails. Made from revolutionary glass reinforced plastic (GRP), Ezi Klamp’s GRP handrail system offers key benefits over steel that explain why you’ll see GRP handrailing everywhere from water treatment works to the rail industry. 

Once you’ve completed the simple installation – requiring only a stainless steel bolt to clamp together the fittings – your GRP handrail will provide protection for years to come, even in the most challenging environments.

GRP Handrail Overview

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Product details

It’s simple to order your GRP handrail system. Call Ezi Klamp’s experienced team today and we’ll make it stress-free, quoting you fast, advising on the details of your GRP handrail system, sorting the parts at our UK warehouse and even delivering next-day if you order before 3pm. That’s the Ezi Klamp difference, and the reason we get 9.4/10 positive customer feedback.

Advantages of GRP…

NON-CONDUCTIVE NON-CORROSIVE
SPARK RESISTANT QUICK TO INSTALL
STRONG LIGHTWEIGHT

GRP Handrail System

  • 5M GRP TUBE

  • 5M GRP TUBE

    Our GRP Handrail tube (5mm wall) is available in 5m lengths. 

    The outside diameter of the GRP tube is 50mm.

  • GRP EXTERNAL SWIVEL

    The GRP External Swivel is a versatile in-line swivel fitting, often used where angles vary on slopes, steps and landings.

  • GRP-101

  • GRP-101

    The GRP 101 Short Tee is a 90° tee connection, typically used in a GRP handrail to connect vertical posts to the top rail, or to join the midrail to the end post. The tube cannot be joined within the top of the fitting - the GRP-104 Long Tee can be used as an alternative if this is required.

  • GRP-104

  • GRP-104

    The GRP 104 Long Tee is a 90° tee connection, typically used to connect vertical posts to the top rail of a GRP handrail. The GRP-104 can be used where two lengths of tube need to be joined within the top of the fitting.

  • GRP-116

  • GRP-116

    The GRP 116 Mid Corner is a 90° corner joint, often used in a GRP handrail or guardrail to continue the middle rail on a 90° corner, but can also be used to build rectangular or square structures. The upright passes vertically through the GRP fitting. Often used with the GRP-128 Top Corner.  

  • GRP-119

  • GRP-119

    The GRP Fitting 119 Midrail Cross is a 90° joint, often used to join the middle rail to an intermediate upright post in a GRP handrail or guardrail. The upright passes vertically through the GRP fitting.

  • GRP-125

  • GRP-125

    The GRP 125 fitting is a 90° elbow, often used in a GRP handrail or guardrail to connect the top rail to the upright post at the end of a run.

  • GRP-128

  • GRP-128

    The 128 Top Corner GRP fitting is a 3-way, 90° elbow, typically used to join an upright post to the top rail of a GRP handrail on a 90° corner. Often used with the GRP-116 Mid Corner

  • GRP-129

  • GRP-129

    The GRP 129 is a 30° tee fitting, often used in a staircase GRP handrail or guardrail.

  • GRP-130

  • GRP-130

    The GRP 130 fitting is a 30° Cross, often used to connect the midrail to intermediate posts in a staircase GRP handrail. 

  • GRP-132

  • GRP-132

    The GRP 132 Base Plate is a base flange with four fixing holes, used to fix down the upright posts in a handrail or guardrail.

  • GRP-145

  • GRP-145

    The 145 Wall Socket is a GRP Fitting designed for side fixing GRP handrails or guardrails to walls, ramps and steps.

  • GRP-167

  • GRP-167

    The GRP 167 Double Swivel is a versatile swivel fitting, used where angles vary on slopes, steps and landings. 

  • GRP-173

  • GRP-173

    The GRP 173 Single Swivel is a versatile swivel fitting, used where angles vary on slopes, steps and landings. 

  • GRP-FIXINGS

  • GRP-FIXINGS

    We will include the necessary fixing bolts and adhesive in your quotation so you’ve got everything you need to install your GRP handrail securely. 

  • GRP-KICKPLATE - 100mm

    Our GRP Kickplate is 100mm wide, with a 5mm wall. It is stocked in 6m lengths but can be cut to length if required.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a GRP handrail instead of a steel key clamp handrail for my project?

    This depends on where your handrail is being installed. If it’s on a domestic property or at a standard workplace, a GRP handrail is not usually the right choice. The range of fittings is smaller than what’s available in the steel key clamp and the price is higher than a handrail in galvanised steel. 

    However, if you’re installing the handrail in an area where conductivity or corrosion is an issue, a GRP handrail is the perfect solution. GRP handrail systems are most often used on rail projects but are also the ideal system for the following areas:  

    • Power stations 
    • Manufacturing plants 
    • Offshore wind and oil facilities 
    • Water treatment works 
    • Marine environments 
  • What is the price difference between steel key clamp and GRP handrails?

    A GRP handrail system is typically around 50% more expensive than a similar handrail in galvanised steel. This is due to several factors:  

    • It is a more specialised product, specifically developed for use in areas where conductivity is an issue, such as alongside railway lines (click here to read more about GRP uses in the rail industry).  
    • It is also highly effective in situations where steel would corrode, such as water treatment plants, chemical works and areas where the handrail will come into contact with salt water.  
    • The manufacturing process of GRP handrail systems is more complicated and labour intensive than steel handrails.
  • What size and length does the GRP handrail tube come in?

    The GRP tube is only produced in 50mm o/d (outside diameter) and is stocked in 5m lengths. We can cut the tube down to length if needed.

  • How are the fittings fixed to the tube?

    Fittings for GRP handrails are supplied as two identical halves which simply clamp together around the tubing. These need to be drilled onsite using a standard 9mm diameter HSS drill bit (supplied with your order) and bolted together with the special stainless steel rivnut fixings provided. 

    The bolts are then inserted and tightened using a pozi 3 driver, the knurled rivnut fixing will hold in place whilst the bolt is tightened. These fixings provide a flush finish with no protruding bolt heads. 

    GRP handrail fittings are supplied as one-piece construction, e.g. the 132 Base Plate can be glued onto the tubing using special rapid-set PU adhesive. 

    Watch our GRP handrail install guide video to see how it’s done.  

  • What colours are available for GRP handrail systems?

    We stock the tube and fittings in yellow – for high visibility – or grey.

  • How far apart should the upright posts be set?

    For GRP handrails, we typically recommend 1m post centres, but please speak to our technical team on 0117 970 2420 to discuss your specific requirements if unsure. 

  • What is the lifespan of GRP products?

    Typically a minimum of 25 years. Where the product is exposed to continual sunlight there would be some fading overtime.

  • What is the strength of GRP handrails compared to steel handrails?

    GRP has a high strength to weight ratio and high flexural strength, which means it is a lightweight material that is also super strong. Pound for pound GRP can be stronger than steel. We have tested our GRP palisades to the same standard as steel palisades. 

  • Are GRP handrails Network Rail PADS approved?

    GRP handrail systems fall under the non-critical element on the Network Rail products so PADS approval is not required.

  • Can you make it easier for our site to install?

    Yes! We can send you out the posts already cut to length, and also offer a pre-site assembly service – supplying whole sections of guardrail all pre-assembled to save your teams time on site.