Bow Top Railings – The BasicsBow Top Railings are a popular choice of security system for areas like public and domestic locations, where safety and aesthetics are a key factor. The railing bars are bent in a bow shape where they pass through the top rail and end with the bottom rail. These railings can have different diameters and be either solid or hollow depending on the type of railings that you use.
There are two different types of Bow Top Railing systems and these are Standard Bow Top and Self-raking Bow Top. Both of these systems are as the title suggests; safe, striking and secure. However there are some marked differences between the two:
Standard Bow Top Railings:
Standard Bow Top Railings are used to create boundaries that do not have an intimidating appearance and which lack sharp points. Available in heights of 1.0m to 2.1m; they are suitable for areas that require a low to medium level of security. They are called ‘Standard’ due to their non-raking structure; however, when used on ground that is not level they are able to be stepped.
Self-Raking Bow Top Railings:Self-raking systems are able to be positioned up to 20⁰, allowing for a continuous structure on sloping surfaces. The self-raking systems use robust railings to maintain rigidity whilst raking. Railings within these systems are hollow and are wider in diameter than standard Bow Top Systems.
Which location are they suitable for?Bow Top Railings are suitable to be installed in a variety of areas, ranging from schools to private driveways. Here are some of the other areas you can use these systems in:
- Commercial Businesses
- Housing Developments
- Doctors Surgeries
Available at First Fence:Whether you buy online through our website or over the telephone, we provide all the posts and fixings with the system ready for you to install. We have available either Bolt Down or Dig in Posts, depending on the type of terrain that you are installing the system on.
Polyester Powder Coating and Galvanisation are available as standard – meaning that not only is the steel less susceptible to rusting, but it has a smoother and brighter finish. Powder Coating is available in a range of RAL colours.
We also offer a wide range of bespoke services from our expert fabrication department. If you do require custom fabrication, then please call us on 01283 512 111.
Please visit our website for more information about Bow Top Railings.
In the New Year, First Fence will be releasing a new range of Standard Bow Top Railings and Gates – so stay tuned!