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Grab Rails

Grab rails, or grab bars, are simple, but vital daily living aids that can help you stay safe and give you confidence when moving around your home and garden. These mobility aids allow you to maintain your independence as you go about your daily tasks and help reduce the risk of falls in your home.

Ability Superstore stocks a wide range of different grab bars and rails to suit any location, both inside and outside of your home.

What Are The Different Types Of Grab Rail? 

Our grab rails come in a range of fixing options, from suction cup grab bars and screw-in, permanent rails to floor-mounted and pressure-fitted ones. Our range of grab rails also come in a variety of finishes, such as stainless steel, chrome, white, wood-effect and plastic.   

Other than a standard straight mobility aid, some grab bars also come in offset styles, stylish waves, or curves for modern rooms, D-shape for an optimal gripping range, as well as stairway grab rails that fit perfectly to the bannister for help on stairs. 

Outdoor and Modular Grab Bars

Outdoor grab rails are specifically designed to withstand the rigours of the outdoors and the great British weather! They make an excellent choice of disability aid for areas immediately surrounding front, or back doors, or alongside steps, ramps, or uneven ground. 

Modular grab rails are a system of grab rails consisting of both straight and curved rails of different lengths along with connecting pieces. This allows you to run a continuous rail along sections of wall inside your home, including around corners. This can reduce the risk of accidents when reaching from one grab rail to the next and allows you to customise your grab bar to the layout of your home. 

Steel Grab Rails   

Steel grab rails are a permanent grab rail solution that can be fitted inside your home to ensure that safe, secure support is always at hand. Our collection of steel grab bars features various colours, styles and designs, such as straight, or curved rails, and chrome finish rails for a modern look. 

Suction Grab Rails 

Suction grab rails are the perfect mobility aid option for tiled bathroom walls, such as near sinks, above baths, or in shower cubicles, or wet rooms. They can be fitted and removed within seconds without marking, or damaging your bathroom decor. With safety features such as an indicator to warn when they have lost suction, modern suction grab bars offer sturdy support and are ideal if you need a temporary solution.

Where should grab rails be placed?

Grab rails should be strategically placed in areas where individuals require additional support to maintain balance or aid in standing up. Common locations include bathrooms, near toilets and showers, hallways, stairwells, and areas prone to wet conditions. It's crucial to consider the specific needs and mobility patterns of the user to determine the most effective placement.

What is the difference between a grab bar and a handrail?

A grab bar is a shorter, typically horizontal bar that provides a handhold for stability and support, commonly found in bathrooms. A handrail, on the other hand, is a longer, inclined rail typically installed along stairs or ramps to assist individuals in ascending or descending. While both serve as aids for stability, handrails are designed for continuous support along a pathway, while grab bars are more focused on specific points of contact.

How much does it cost to fit a grab rail?

The cost of fitting a grab rail can vary depending on factors such as the type of rail, location, and any additional installation requirements. In most cases, the fixing screws needed to secure it to a surface are included with the purchase of the grab rail, but if you're hiring a professional to install it for you the total costs may vary.

How good are suction grab rails?

Suction grab rails offer a convenient temporary solution for individuals who require occasional support. While they can be effective on smooth, non-porous surfaces, their reliability may be affected by factors like surface condition and changes in air pressure. For permanent, high-stress applications, permanently installed grab rails with secure mounting are recommended for optimal safety and stability.

We’re Here To Help 

If you need some assistance in choosing the perfect grab rail solution, see our How To Buy A Grab Rail guide to help you make the right decision, or you can call our friendly Customer Care Team, who will be more than happy to talk through your options and help you choose the right grab rail to suit your home and your needs.

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