Outdoor handrail kits for your home or garden
Use on stairs, slopes or flat surfaces

Our range of external railing kits will help you tackle any stairs, ramps or flat surfaces safely. Made of galvanised steel, they are designed to be used either outside or inside and keep you safe for decades. These accessibility handrails are suitable to use by disabled and elderly people.

How easy is it to install
one of our stair handrail kits?

 

The floor mounted handrails are our most popular accessibility handrails. They are easy to install and can be used on almost any set of stairs. These handrails are perfect for most environments. Watch this video to see how we install one of our popular handrails on a set of stairs.

Why use our handrail kits?

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Suitable For Outdoors

Our handrails use weather-resistant fittings and tube that are designed to last decades when installed outside.

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Easy To Customise

We can help you design a handrail to suit your space. Just get in touch with one of our team members.

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All-in-One Handrail Kits

Our handrail kits contain all the fittings and tube you need to build an accessibility handrail for your home or business.

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Suits Any Surface

Install our handrail kits on slopes, stairs or flat surfaces. Just select the suitable handrail kit for your needs.

Reviews

As the original wooden steps rotted I went for slab and concrete steps. My builder completed the the work this week and fitted the hand rail set for me [...] I am delighted with the versatility and quality of the fittings you supply which made this job so much easier and quicker and I think they look good very good.

Elizabeth

It was getting more and more difficult for my 90 year old Mom to go from her family room to her patio where she loves to sit and drink her coffee every morning. We put in one of your simple railing kits and now she can manage the steps with confidence. She is thrilled to have the railing in place and it feels very secure to her. Everything worked well during the installation. I'm very satisfied with this solution to our problem.

Timothy

After my 91 year-old father died a little over a year ago, my mother was adamant in her desire to continue living alone on their 80 acre farm. [...] We installed hand rails out her back door, which had not been present before the task was undertaken. The job was a snap, and the Kee Klamp and Kee Lite fittings were the perfect fit for this job.

Kathryn

The rail was for my mother who has difficulty navigating steps. I installed the rail in the center of the steps. That way she can use the hand of her choice. I painted the rail with a black hammer finish. It looks great and is super strong. Thank you for a great product!

Mike

What you need to know

How do I measure correctly?

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

Figuring out the measurements for your handrail requires some attention to detail. There are two ways to figure it out the dimension for your grab rail and how you do it probably depends on how much you like maths.

This 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 stairs while each of you hold the measuring tape 1m off the ground. Record the length when you have positioned the ends where you want the rail to begin and end.

The mathematical way of calculating would be to measure the rise and run of the steps and then calculate the length of the railing by the following formula:

Railing Length = √ height2 + length2

The square root of the height squared plus the length squared will give you the proper length of your rail.

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.

Hardware

The hardware you use for mounting handrails depends on the materials you are trying to connect the railing to. See our guide for what types of screws, plugs or throughbolts you would need depending on the rail type you are installing.

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.

Hardware

The hardware you use for mounting handrails depends on the materials you are trying to connect the railing to. See our guide for what types of screws, plugs or throughbolts you would need depending on the rail type you are installing.

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.

Hardware

The hardware you use for mounting handrails depends on the materials you are trying to connect the railing to. See our guide for what types of screws, plugs or throughbolts you would need depending on the rail type you are installing.

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.

Case studies

See how some of our customers have used our kits or fittings and tube to build suitable handrails for their homes of businesses.

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