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Removable Banister

Postby stuckupvacant » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:45 pm

Dear all

My stairwell is currently open, ie no banister

We had to take it off to get a bed into the top bedroom

We now want to put one back on as we are trying to sell the house and want to make it more appealing to prospective buyers.

The problem we have is that if we put in a normal fixed banister, we won't be able to get the big furniture back down

My question...

Is there a product that is removable?

I was thinking along the lines of having the spindles that screw into place rather than are glued/nailed - similar to a professional snooker cue that is in two pieces but screws together to become one


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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby gwb » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:08 pm

modern ballistrades can be fitted and easily removed,the top handrail can be fitted to your nevel posts with brackets fitted under the handrail the spindles can just be placed in and there is packers in between each spindle to give you a regulation 100mm,just pin the packers in to remove simply unscrew the handrail and lift out the spindles.
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Postby sweetorb » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:06 pm


wouldnt it be easier to get rid of the bed and put it in storage 4 now,get a bed that can b taken apart and use it till u sell the house?? few quid from b an q

then replace the banister properly! let the new owners worry about their furniture!

just a thort
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Postby diydoctor6 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:22 pm

Whatever you decide to do, it is worth knowing about the building regulations that cover Handrails, Banisters and Balustrades. This is Part K of the building regulations and you can find them here: ... tionsk.htm

If you are looking for a great summary of the regulations and more information about handrails have a look at the project on the subject: ... drails.htm
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