Fitting Plastic Handrail Capping in the UK Since 1984

DC Plastic Handrails has over 35 years of experience in fitting plastic handrail capping and have grown to become one of the leading fitters of PVC handrail covering in the UK installing on behalf of large building companies or direct with the end user.  You will find our work in apartments, schools, hospitals and many other commercial stair cases.

We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and have a small team of fitters that can travel to anywhere in the UK.

Our Product

Our plastic handrail covering is available in five sizes and a range of 14 colourways. Strong, stylish and practical with colours and finishes that will enhance any staircase. They also meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act for ramped access.

We are the main stockist and distributor of Rehau profiles in the UK and can deliver next day on a supply only basis.

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DDA Building Regulations

Our plastic handrail can easily comply with the requirements of the DDA Building Regulations, (Part M – Access to and Use of Buildings 2004 Edition) specifically:

  • It contrasts visually with the background against which it is seen, without being highly reflective
  • It is continuous across the flights and landings of ramped or stepped access
  • Its profile is either circular with a diameter of between 40 and 45mm or oval preferably with a width of 50mm
  • Its surface is slip resistant and not cold to the touch
  • It terminates in such a way that reduces the risk of clothing being caught.


PVC handrail covering in the main is maintenance free provided the rails have been fabricated correctly and the plastic covering has been fitted by a specialist company.

Periodically, the capping can be wiped with a damp cloth to remove any dust that could have collected.

Should any stretching or movement have occurred due to normal wear, tear, and usage by the public then the covering should be attended to by a specialist firm in this field who will put right the problem.

Fitting Service

We have been travelling all over the UK since 1984 fitting our high quality Rehau plastic handrail covering in schools, hospitals, council buildings, apartment blocks and much more.

Fitting plastic handrail capping is a specialist building trade of which there are only a few companies operating such service in the UK. Using a professional fitting service from DC Plastic Handrails is the only way to guarantee a high quality installation that will last for many years to come.

All we need to offer a quote is the job location, size of core rail, colour required and approximate meterage.

E-mail us today at or call 0191 488 1112.

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Our Work

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Black Plastic Handrail Fitting in Apartment Block in East Kilbride

Black Plastic Handrail Fitting in Apartment Block in East Kilbride

We were asked by one of our regular Metal Fabrication contractors to supply and fit our plastic handrail to a staircase in a new 3 story apartment ...
Plastic Handrail in a Newcastle Care Home

Plastic Handrail in a Newcastle Care Home

We were asked to install black plastic capping onto a 50x8 core rail for a five storey care home in Newcastle. Here there are some tricky corners b...

Contact us

For a quote or query, E-mail us at or call us on 0191 4881112 or use the contact form below.