British Blacksmith Stairs Rope Banister (Handrail) Brackets



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Prices per Metre Start at: £26.80

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All stairs rope banisters (also known as handrails) come fully-assembled and ready for installation.

The rope banister brackets are all handmade by a blacksmith in Hertfordshire. Made from mild steel they are not just ornamental but strong and fit for purpose unlike nearly all the other stairs rope banister brackets you can buy off the shelf. If you can't see exactly what you want it can be made for you, either painted from a range of different colours (dearer) or plain for you to paint yourself (cheaper). The blacksmith uses powder paint that is baked on, so the paintwork should never chip. Brackets are for 24mm and 36mm rope diameters. Brackets can also be made up for the bigger 48mm Synthetic Hemp Rope and 40mm Manila Rope, just be sure to select the 'Rope diameter is larger than 36mm' button so you are charged the extra cost of making larger brackets. Please note that some Types of Finish are only available on brackets for 36mm diameter rope (these are labelled as such).

Lead time: 2-4 weeks.

Rope banisters come ready for installation so all the brackets are on the rope.

The banister brackets are fixed equal distance from one another on the rope but if you're turning a corner or avoiding windows or an uneven bit of wall etc. then it's best to ask for the brackets to be 'floating' for you to fix to the rope yourself on-site. Request this in the 'Special Instructions' box. Note: Fixing the brackets to the rope is very easy with Blacksmith Banister Brackets but pretty difficult to do with the Chrome and Brass Banister Brackets.

For a little drape you only need to add 2% to your total length. The length is taken from the first and last bracket so that means the length does not include the 'Manrope Knots'.

Don't worry too much about drape as you can always move the end brackets an inch or two closer together to add drape or further apart to take it away when you install the banister rope.


Optional Brushed Steel and Copper Spray finishes can be selected. Other colours are possible on request.

If you have selected a rope that is larger than 36mm such as 40mm Manila or 48mm Synthetic Hemp then a £9.50 surcharge is applicable to each bracket as they take that much longer for the blacksmith to make.

How to Order a Rope Banister (Handrail)

  1. First, go to the rope page of your choice, choose 24mm or 36mm diameter and enter the correct length for your banister. The length being between the Decorative Manrope Knots or to the ends of the Soft-Eye Splices - so from the first bracket to the last basically, unless you state otherwise in the 'Special Instructions' box. Then choose either Decorative Manrope Knots or Soft-Eye Splices to finish the ends, then add to your shopping basket.
  2. Then come back to this page, and on the left (or above on mobiles), select the Type of Bracket you would like, choose the Finish (coating), then enter the number you require in the box above. I suggest 1 bracket per metre so a 3 metre banister will have 4 brackets. I don't advise going more than 1 bracket every 1.5 metres. Add these to your "Shopping Basket".
  3. Your shopping basket should now show the rope you need and the brackets, so you can then order and pay. The product will be delivered to you with the brackets already attached to the rope.

For bespoke brackets please get in contact via email for a quote.

The total length of the finished product is inclusive of the end brackets.

I endeavour to make the banister as accurately as possible to your specifications but I work to a margin of error of 5cm in the finished length.

Remember to include drape in your calculations, should you want any. Adding 2% is standard or just decide drape by moving the brackets about when installing. Remember! You don't need to add very much at all for drape. One trick is to measure out 1 metre and then add 2cm and then bring back to start - and you'll see the droop of just adding 2%.


An example of a rope banister created with
• 3x Round Backplate (No Stem) Brackets
24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices on both ends

Chrome and Brass Banister Rope Brackets
We also sell chrome and brass banister rope brackets.

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