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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We would generally recommend keeping the handrail between 900mm-1100mm in height. For a home installation, it can be helpful to adjust the height of the rail up or down to suit the person who it is being installed for. Example: For a tall person, keep the height closer to 1100mm. We also have smaller options available in case the rail is to be fitted on top of a wall running parallel with the steps.
A handrail should finish 300mm beyond the end of a steps on either end where possible. However, circumstances can sometimes dictate that this is not possible. For example, there is no point in running a handrail out where it is protruding into a driveway, pathway or causing an obstruction.
Remember what your Dad told you? 'Measure Twice, Cut Once' You know the phrase!
For kits with a post top and bottom, simply measure from one point to the other, where you want to position each post.
Allow a little bit extra to suit if the rail overhangs the posts.
For wall to post handrails, measure from the point on the wall where you want to place your wall flange, to the top of the post(usually 1m from the ground). Again allow for whatever overhang you are looking to leave, as well as the angle which you want to run your rail at.
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.
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.
Only some of our kits will require tube caps, where the rail itself extends beyond the post. 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.
Our experts will help you select the items you need to complete the project.
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