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Next Generation 5 Axis CNC Takes Haldane UK to New Level

Haldane UK is celebrating its 70th anniversary in style with an investment of almost £500,000 in the commissioning of its 4th CNC machine in a move which will transform the timber machining industry again.

Haldane pioneered the use of timber 5 axis CNC machining in the UK when it invested in its first CNC in 1996. The investment heralded a revolution in the timber industry and saw the company being awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise.

Bespoke Timber Letters Machined for the Word, South Shields

Haldane UK has manufactured 480 individual panels each with a letter in a different font for The Word, the new North East Centre for the Written Word in South Shields.

Each panel measured 270mm squared and 30mm in depth and was manufactured in American White Oak with Haldane UK’s precision CNC expertise.

Haldane were supplied with sketches of lowercase and uppercase letters and were asked to match to existing fonts.

The project also featured 30 panels which featured a combination of 3 letters.

Wooden Spiral Staircase

When it comes to the manufacture of a wooden spiral staircase, Haldane UK is widely recognised as the country’s market leader.

Our expertise and experience in using our unique combination of traditional craftsmanship and our state of the art CNC technology, delivers the perfect finish, whatever your design and whatever your choice of timber.

Check out this stunning example of how we enabled a luxury property developer to create a stunning feature spiral staircase.

External Timber Handrail

Most hardwoods can be used for external timber handrail if they are protected with the right oils, stains and varnishes, however we normally recommend Iroko or Accoya as the timber of choice.

Best Timber for External Handrail

We have found the most suitable timbers for external handrail to be Iroko due to its natural oils whilst Cedar's stability makes it a good selection. 

Accoya® has grown in popularity in recent years due to its amazing ability to withstand the weather conditions. 

Oak Handrail for Glass Balustrade

Haldane UK has manufactured and installed 50mm diameter American White Oak handrail to sit atop a glass balustrade for a luxury property in the North of England.

The curved stone staircase rises to a gallery area on the first floor with the structural glass panels allowing the light to flow through the area.

Bespoke Handrail for Sheffield Department Store

Haldane UK has completed the contract to manufacture and install a bespoke timber handrail for a 17,000 square feet boutique department store in Sheffield after completing the staircase for the owner’s home several years previous.

The handrail measured 75 x 45mm was manufactured from American White Oak and was designed specifically for to create “the wow factor” in the main entrance of the contemporary store.

Oak Handrail with Bespoke Profile

Haldane UK has worked in partnership with Redhouse Forge to deliver a feature staircase with decorative metalwork and a bespoke continuous handrail for a luxury property in Belgravia London.

The metalwork and handrail complement the stunning stone staircase perfectly throughout the 4 storey staircase.

Haldane manufactured and installed the bespoke profile handrail measured 69 x 57mm and incorporated a number of Haldane’s signature components including a gooseneck transition, ramps and a flat volute end.

Staircase London

Haldane UK has manufactured and installed this stunning 2 storey timber staircase in London.

Manufactured in American Black Walnut, the bespoke staircase features timber treads with an impressive bull nose tread, decorative metal balustrade and timber handrail.

The winding staircase twists through 90 degrees to the first floor with a feature atrium area before continuing seamlessly to the second floor.

Bespoke Handrail for Staircase

Haldane UK has manufactured these bespoke handrails in American Black Walnut for this superb fantail staircase in a luxury home in London.

The rebated handrails feature sweeping wreathed volutes, goosenecks and various transitions to deliver a stunning finish to the feature staircase.

Accoya Timber Columns For Restoration Project

Haldane UK has demonstrated its experience and expertise in timber technology by manufacturing timber columns from Accoya Timber for the refurbishment of a Victorian property.

The columns taper from 200mm diameter to 150mm with bespoke 250mm turnings fitted to each end to achieve a finished size of 2.2metres.

Accoya Timber is a modified softwood which offers outstanding durability and stability to rival or exceed the best tropical hardwoods. 

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