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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.