Lionweld Kennedy offer a full range of handrail stanchions, otherwise known as handrail standards in both a tubular and solid bar construction.  Stanchions are upright posts that can be provided in various diameters designed to support various sizes of horizontal rail. 

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Available sizes


 Solid Stanchions Sizes
Shank Size Ball Size Rail Size
32mm 63mm 33.7mm o/d (25nb)
38mm 70mm 33.7mm o/d (25nb)
38mm 70mm 42.4mm o/d (32nb)
45mm 80mm 42.4mm o/d (32nb)
45mm 80mm 48.3mm o/d (40nb)
Tubular Stanchions
Shank Size Ball Size Rail Size
25nb 64mm 25nb (33.7mm o/d)
32nb 64mm 25nb (33.7mm o/d)
32nb 75mm 32nb (42.4mm o/d)
40nb 75mm 32nb (42.4mm o/d)
40nb 75mm 40nb (48.3mm o/d)


Base Plates

A wide range of base plates are available to accommodate various installation requirements.  For dimensional information, click here 

Standard Base Plates 

Type A Base PlateType D Base PlateType NX Base Plate

 Type FX Base PlateType GX Base Plate




             Type A                      Type D                      Type NX                             Type FX                            Type GX



Medium Duty  Heavy Duty



Removeable Stanchions

For areas where it may be required to remove the handrail system from time to time, we can offer a removeable stanchion.  The Type E stanchion has a plain end with a  collar welded to it.  This stanchion is secured in place using either the Type J or Type H socket, dependant on the required fixing method.

Type E Removable StanchionType J Removable socketType H Removable socket






                 Type E Stanchion                    Type J Socket                             Type H Socket


Made To Order Stanchions

Handrail Stanchions can be manufactured with many variations including single ball stanchions, 3 ball stanchions and can be manufactured with special base plates.  Where necessary gate hinges and toe plate brackets can be welded to the stanchions, however if a speedy delivery is what you want, you should consider our stock range of stanchions.

Stock Stanchions

To facilitate speedy deliveries, we have thousands of stanchions and standard handrail bends in stock ready to go.  Delivery can usually be made within 3 days, subject to products remaining unsold at the time of order placement.  See our stock holding for the details of our typical stock range.


* Although an industry standard, 550mm ball centres does not comply with BS4592.  For compliant stanchions, 500mm ball centres are available within our range.



Need help with Technical Specifications?

Click here to find more information. Alternatively, you can call 01642 233299 where an advisor would be happy to help.

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For loading information, please contact our technical team on 01642 233297

Base Plate Details


Removeable Base Plates




 Stanchions 2


Stanchion photo