Aluminium Design, Fabrication and Installations
Quality Handrails has been established for over 30 years on the Tweed Coast servicing an area from Coffs Harbour in the south to Noosa in the North.
We design, manufacture and install a wide range of products including balustrade, fencing, handrails, operable and fixed louvre privacy screens, auto gates, pedestrian gates, pergolas, window hoods and much more. All products can be manufactured in aluminium or stainless steel. Glass pool fencing is also a large part of our business. We supply framed, semi-frameless and fully frameless pool fencing to Council requirements and Australian Standards.
Quality Handrails has built up a reputation with small to large builders and developers as a company that can deliver their projects on time and on budget. We have not once missed a deadline by a major builder to achieve CC (Certificate of Classification) or PC (Practical Completion) and pride ourselves on doing the little bit extra to get the project over the line.
Quality Handrails was the Gold Coast Commercial Contractor of the Year and a finalist for the Queensland in 2017.
Mark Hatton, Managing Director
Mark has been the owner and operator of Quality Handrails for the past 10 years, and previous to this was in partnership with his father for 20 years.
Mark has extensive knowledge of aluminium, stainless steel and glass products that are used in the construction industry. He has a great knowledge of Australian building codes and Australian Standards Relevant to the balustrade and pool fencing industry.
Mark holds QBCC licence in structural metal fabrication and minor associated trades as well as The NSW fair trading licence in metal fabrication and has been a recipient of the Queensland Master Builder’s Award. Mark has built up a reputable association with major and minor builders in SEQ and is always happy to give advice on their upcoming projects.
All quotes are done by Mark and he will be the point of contact at tender and quote stages of all projects.
Karle Vogt, Operations Manager
Karle is a Supply and Construction Management Professional that holds more than 25 years of successful industry leadership experience.
Hi initially became trade qualified as a boilermaker-welder, with additional technical qualifications gained as an International Welding Inspector and NACE Coatings Inspector.
Karle’s depth of industry knowledge and experience enables him to provide effective leadership to our operational team, with a hands-on management style consistently being applied to a diverse range of fabrication and construction projects.
In his role as Operations Manager, Karle is responsible for the end to end operational functions to ensure each project (large or small) is completed safely, to a high-quality standard and ultimately to our Clients satisfaction.
Scott Sharpe, Workshop Foreman
Scott has over 20 years experience in aluminium and stainless steel fabrication and oversees all aspect of Quality Handrails workshop and production.
Scott performs site measures and creates detailed drawings for the QHR fabricators to manufacture our custom products to a high degree of accuracy and quality.
All aluminium and glass products that we are asked to manufacture and install are engineered to the highest standard. We have a long standing relationship with our engineer Rob Showers, of Showers Engineers. Rob is highly respected in the industry and has many years of experience.
As codes and standards are changing we have to update our design criteria accordingly. The new glass standard is one of the newest changes. AS 1288 2006 has toughened up all the applications for glass in balustrade , which was well overdue.
Don’t risk it , make sure you get it signed off by a structural engineer.
Safety is of the utmost importance for any job that we are doing. We spend a lot of time and resources on providing the public and our own workers with a safe work environment.
All our workers have completed the relevant course for our type of works
- Blue card
- Harness training
- Working at heights
We hold regular meetings to update our workforce on any new procedures and to get feedback from the guys onsite.
We work closely with an independent work place health and safety consultant which overseas our planning and procedures for specific jobs.
There is just no cutting corners with safety.