Outdoor Handrail Kits For Safe Access

Our external handrail kits for steps are easily installed and ideal for providing safe access to your home or business. It has never been easier to protect yourself and those around you from steps which would otherwise be hazardous. Our simple handrail kits are pre-designed, meaning that you only need to insert your upright heights and handrail length, which we then cut for you. The result is safe access to your home or business premises. Most of our handrails are created using Kee Klamp fittings, which make the installation of your rail quick and easy.

All components are hot dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461, which provides you with a long-lasting handrail solution.





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Each of our external handrail kits generally follow the same criteria when it comes to installation. The main thing to consider is getting a good connection into the wall or concrete. Once this is complete, the rest of the kit is easily assembled. We will have your handrail cut to size. All you need to do is lock your tubing in place by tightening the fittings grub screw, using a simple allen key.


Simplicity

Simple

Tube clamp handrails are simple to design and construct. No special permits or training is required to install a tube handrail made with fittings. No welding or special tools are required.

Durable

Durable

Fittings are galvanised steel or aluminium. Studies have shown that handrails built with tube fittings can last up to seven times longer than fabricated solutions.

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Versatile

Tube clamp handrails are extremely versatile: tube can be cut to the required size on site and the fittings range can be used to design handrails to suit any application.




Kee Klamp Handrail - Customer Reviews

It was getting more and more dangerous for my elderly parents to negotiate the steps out to their back garden, where they liked to sit out on the decking. The wall to floor handrail gave them a lot more confidence, while giving me much greater peace of mind.

Seamus

We have installed three of your free-standing handrails around our family farm. The kits were easily connected and installation did not take long at all. Thanks again for all your help.


Clare T

The handrail was for my mother who has having problems trying to get up the steps. After installing the rail along the center of the steps, she could get up and down without much difficulty. It is very strong and we had no problem getting it in place. Thanks again for a great product!

David

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I measure correctly?

Remember what your Dad told you? 'Measure Twice, Cut Once' You know the the phrase!

The simple way to do this is to have someone stand at the bottom of the steps holding the end of the measuring tape. Walk to the top of the steps while each of you hold the measuring tape 1m(or the most comfortable height for the user) off the ground. Record the length when you have positioned the ends where you want the rail to begin and end.
Allow a little bit extra to suit if the rail overhangs the posts.

What sort of prepping do I need to do?

Whether you are mounting to the wall or to ground, be sure that the area is cleaned so that it can receive the base flange or railing bracket without obstruction.

How do I mount base flanges?

Anchoring to concrete or masonry

  • Align flange and mark holes - Set the base flanges where they need to go and mark the holes with a marker.
  • Dimple holes with a nail set - Before drilling, make a dent in the surface to prevent the drill bit from drifting.
  • Drill holes for the anchor - Use a hammer drill and the appropriate masonry bit to make a hole for the anchor. Follow the instructions for drilling the hole from the anchor manufacturer.
  • Remove dust from holes - Use a air hose or vaccum cleaner to get the debris out of the holes.
  • Attach flanges with anchors - How you will do this depends on anchor style. But if you use hammer-in anchors, then put a nut on the end of the threads to protect the threads while you hammer the anchor into place.
  • Cut off excess bolt - If you have excess bolt that is exposed after tightening the anchors, use a hack saw to remove the excess.

Anchoring to wood

  • Align flange - Set the base flanges where they need to go and mark the holes with a marker.
  • Drill pilot holes - Drill a pilot hole appropriate for the size lag screw that you are using.
  • Attach flange with screws - Use a socket set to screw the lag screw into place.

How do I mount wall railing brackets?

  • Align bracket and mark holes - Begin by placing the bracket against the wall and marking the holes.
  • Drill pilot holes - Drill a Pilot hole for the screws that will be used to attach the brackets. A hammer drill will be required if you are drilling into concrete or masonry.
  • Attach brackets to wall - Attach the brackets with the appropriate kind of screw for the material that you are anchoring into.

How do I attach the uprights?

In most cases this is as simple as slipping the upright into the base flange and tightening the set screws in the fittings. Use a level to ensure that the post is plumb.

How do I attach brackets to the uprights?

This will be different for each kind of railing. The key here is not to attach the fitting too tightly. Attach the bracket or fitting just enough, so that adjustments can be made. You will probably not want to make your final tightening until after the railing has been attached.

How do I attach the railing to brackets?

When it comes to the differences in the handrail kits, attaching the rail to the handrail brackets is where there is the most diversity. Some railings will be much easier to attach than others.

  • Attaching directly to the fitting - Some railings were meant to slip through a hole in a fitting. If this is case, then the job is easy! Simply slip the tube through the hole in the fitting and tighten down the set screw.
  • Drilling into tube - Some railing brackets are designed to connect to the tube with screws. If this is the case, then make pilot holes with a drill before attempting to screw into the tube. Even if your screws are "self-drilling" we recommend making a pilot hole. Pilot holes can be made by aligning the grab rail on the brackets and using a marker to mark each hole. Once the hole is marked, take the railing off the brackets and pre-drill the holes in a stable location. After you have made the pilot holes, set the railing on the brackets and attach with the appropriate screws.

How do I tap in the tube caps?

Once your entire handrail is assembled, you'll want to tap the tube caps into any exposed ends of the rails and posts. It is best to do this with a rubber mallet. If you don't have a rubber mallet, then cover the cap with a piece of cardboard to protect the metal from scratches while you tap it in with a standard hammer.

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