CAT Solid Brass Stair Rods

The Akeman Collection

CAT manfacture high-quality solid brass stair rods in 10mm, 12.5mm, 16mm and 19mm diameter brass rod. Brass finishes include polished brass, satin brass, antique brass, antique bronze. Silver stair rods include, chrome, satin chrome, nickel and satin nickel. 


10mm Stair Rods

10mm Stair Rods are the smallest diameter rods CAT manufacture & are generally used in residential projects and smaller staircases.


12.5mm Stair Rods

12.5mm Stair Rods have the most choice of finial design & can be used for both residential and commercial projects. These are the most popular.


16mm Stair Rods

16mm diameter solid brass stair rods are generally used with wider commercial steps and double staircases such as theatres and hotels.


19mm Stair Rods

19mm Diameter solid brass stair rods for use when wider steps are present, often used in hotels, mansions and external step installations.


Triangular Stair Rods

Triangular brass stair rods are a stylish alternative to traditional round rods. Triangular stair rods have a 22mm face & a choice of four finials.

Measuring And Installation - Carpet Runners

For rods with turned finials, measure the full width of the runner and add a minimum of 100mm for 10mm, 12.5mm and 16mm rods.


For 19mm rods, rods with large finials & triangular rods, an additional 150mm is desirable having considered the width of the staircase available.

E.g. 1 - rods with turned finials, if carpet runner is 686mm (27”), overall rod size required tip to tip is 786mm minimum.


E.g. 2 - rods with large finials and triangular rods, carpet runner is 686mm (27”), overall rod size required tip to tip is 836mm minimum.

Fix eyes into the tread riser directly alongside the edge of the carpet runner, leaving a gap of approximately 3mm (1/8”).
For concrete stairs use rawl plugs for screw fixings.


When fixing to timber stairs, direct screw into tread and riser. Note, if the wood is particularly hard, it may be required to pilot drill before fixing with screws.


Stair rods are for aesthetic purposes only. Always use wooden carpet gripper to fully secure the carpet on stairs.

The CAT customer service team is always happy to provide technical advice and assistance on how to measure the rods and eyes.