Kee Klamp handrails: The basics
Simple, durable and versatile

Simplicity

Simple

Kee Klamp handrails are easy to design and install. No special permits or permissions are typically required to install a tube rail made with fittings. No welding is required.

Durable

Durable

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

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Versatile

Tube handrails are versatile: tube can be cut to fit on site and the various fittings can be used to design handrails for any scenario.

Perfect fit for a variety of
different handrail styles

Special Note:

This page was designed for the business owner, contractor or home owner who wants to design their own tube railing. If you are looking for more customised assistance, please visit the tube railing section of our web site and we will be happy to provide you with a quote for your tube handrail. A listing of these pre-kitted and quoted handrail systems can be found here.

Basic handrail configurations

On this page we will go through several basic handrail sections, showing you what key clamps are required for each handrail section. Once you have the basic understanding of how to build your handrail, you are one click away from purchasing the fittings you need!

Choosing the right tube

Kee Klamp and Kee Lite tube handrail fittings are available in a multitude of sizes. For building handrails, we recommend using size 7 or size 8 tube and fittings.



Basic in-line two-rail handrail

The most common kind of handrail is the two-rail handrail. It has a top and a mid railing and is typically used as a means of fall protection. If you are guarding the edge of a flat walking surface this is probably the type of railing that you need.

Basic Upright and End handrail structure

Basic upright and end

In the in-line setup, the handrail is cut to fit in-between each upright. The handrail is terminated on the ends by using a slip-on tee fitting on the mid rail and an elbow fitting on the top.

Corner Fittings for Handrail

Corner options

The handrail can be cornered by using elbow fittings on either side of standard uprights (see below) or by the method pictured above where the upright falls on a corner.



Basic handrail for stairs & ramps

Handrails can be built on stairs and ramps without the need for bending the tube. We have several tube fittings which make it possible to change the angle of the tube railing.

Handrails for Crowd Management

Stair handrail

Building a handrail is not difficult. Using the right fittings, a stair handrail can be built to accommodate most standard stairways. If custom angles are needed see the alternative options listing below.

If you are looking for a full solution, browse our stair rail kits section.

Corner Fittings for Handrail

Ramp handrails

Building a handrail on a ramp is even easier with a ramp base fitting. This fitting allows the handrail to be mounted above the concrete, making it less susceptible to water damage.



Mounting handrails to a wall or parapet

In addition to mounting your handrail on a flat or inclined surface, you can also attach handrails to a wall or vertical surface through the use of our wall mounted flange. Several flange types are available for mounting your tube railing.

Corner Fittings for Handrail

Mounting handrails to a wall or parapet



Other important handrail fittings

These handrail fittings are helpful for constructing tube handrails. These tube fittings can be used in combination with the ones that are presented in the rest of the page.

Additional handrail options

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