An Introduction to Bow Top Railings

An Introduction to Bow Top Railings

Bow top railings are made of vertical bars with bows above the top rail, which can be made in a variety of different styles depending on the application of the railings. The bow top railings are suitable for use on play areas, housing developments, schools and more.

Types of bow top fencing

There are numerous styles of bow top fencing, ranging from simple and functional play area railings, all the way through to a more decorative option. The differences of each product could be important depending on the nature of your project.

The Den Playspec bow top railings


Standard Bow Top Railings

The standard bow top is a traditional design ideally suited for parks and children’s play areas.

Standard Bow Top

Play Area Railings (Playspec Bow Top Railings)

Play area bow top railings are designed specifically to keep children safe in play areas and schools.

  • Meets current European Standards BS EN 1176
  • Gaps between infill bars do not exceed 89mm
  • Designed to prevent children getting trapped between bars and bows

Playspec Bow Top

Decorative Bow Top Railings

Consisting of four different styles: Interlaced, Ravenshead, Southwell and Hollinwell. Each style having its own attractive twist on the standard product, these are ideal for public parks and often used as a boundary to planted areas or along footpaths.

Types of Decorative Bow Top

Benefits of Bow Top Railings

Bow top fencing is a very versatile product, with a range of styles suitable for all different kinds of projects. The lack of sharp edges makes it a safe and secure product perfect for use in public areas.

Like all Alpha Rail products, the bow top railings are hot dip galvanised as standard to BS EN ISO 1461, with an optional polyester powder coated finish to a RAL colour of your choice.

Standard bow top railings

Bow Top Railings from Alpha Rail

Alpha Rail’s full-service approach means that you will be supported through every step of the project. From initial enquiry to project completion, you can rely on our ability to consult and offer technical advice.

As specialists in bespoke metalwork for almost 40 years, we understood that site conditions can differ greatly. Whether it is curves, gradients or unconventional fixing methods, Alpha Rail is able to take on these challenges where others may not be able to.

Our surveyors are able to carry out in-depth site surveys using industry leading equipment and working with our skilled CAD technicians and in-house fabrication team, we are able to match your exact requirements.

Do you have an upcoming project that requires bow top railings or other metalwork products? Contact us today to discuss with our sales team, who will be able to offer advice and prepare a quotation based on your requirements. You can reach us via email at or give us a call on 01623 750214.

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