Outdoor black handrail kit for stairs, slopes or flat surfaces - 1.5m (SR-BLK518)

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Model: SR-BLK518

Product Description

SR-BLK518 is our premium, black powder-coated handrail that can be installed on stairs, ramps or flat surfaces. Its unique fittings make it suitable for any angle. This kit creates a stylish, smooth, continuous rail, that is not cold to the touch. This is a complete kit and also includes all the fixings you need for the installation. Length: 1.5m.

A handrail kit suitable for any angle

This is a versatile powder coated handrail that mounts to stair steps, ramps or flat surfaces. Because of our unique fittings, the handrail can be arranged at any angle.

black handrail kit for home access
DDA compatible handrail kit for domestic use

A DDA compatible railing kit

This rail uses Kee Access fittings, which have been designed specifically for accessibility handrails. The grab rail sits on top of the fittings (rather than sliding through them), creating a continuous, smooth surface. The best thing about this handrail kit is that you can angle the brackets to suit the slope of almost any stairs or ramps.

Powder coating for a rail that is not cold to the touch

The railing kit is powder coated for a sleeker look, extended durability but also a more comfortable grip, ensuring that the system is not 'cold to the touch'. Bare galvanised steel can feel quite cold, especially on chilly days, but the black coating will help lessen the initial shock of a very cold rail.

black handrail tube and fittings
black handrail outside the house

Perfect for outdoor use

This handrail kit uses industrial strength galvanised steel tube and hot-dip Kee Access fittings, which have been powder coated in a matte black polyester coating. This means that our handrails will withstand even the harshest weather conditions, with no signs of corrosion.

Our rail will ensure that you have a sturdy surface to grab onto anytime you go out in the garden or leave the house.

Designed to last decades

This is not a flimsy handrail that you need to replace often. When installed, you can rest assured that it will be there for you whenever you need it. Using industrial strength tube and fittings, the rail is designed to last decades without rusting or bending.

powder coated sturdy handrail

Quick and easy installation

The SR-518 handrail kit is easy to install. The fittings attach to the tube using an allen key. The grab rail attaches to the 518 bracket using self tapping screws. What is more, all the tube, fittings and fixings you need for the installation are included with our kit.

Also available in a silver finish

The SR-BLK518 handrail is only available in one size (1.5m long). If you require a different handrail size, then have a look at the silver version of this handrail kit. The SR-518 can be configured to any size you require and you can paint it at home for a sleeker look.

See the silver handrail version

silver handrail kit for stairs
custom adjustable handrail kit for your garden

Not the handrail you are looking for?

Let our team help you design a rail that suits your requirements! We use galvanised steel or aluminium uprights to build sturdy rails that will help you gain access to your home or garden. Just get in touch with our team!

Kit contents

The SR-BLK518 handrail kit includes all the tube and fittings you require to put the rail together. An allen key is also included with the kit. Fixings are also provided.

Size 8 - 48.3 O/D Galvanised Tube
Size 8 - 48.3 O/D Galvanised Tube
Uprights height: 1m Qty: 2
Size 7 - 42.4 O/D Galvanised Tube
Size 7 - 42.4 O/D Galvanised Tube
Custom length grab rail Qty: 1
10-840C - Single Handrail Socket
10-840C - Single Handrail Socket
Qty: 2
84-7 - Malleable Plug, 32mm (1-1/4")
84-7 - Malleable Plug, 32mm (1-1/4")
Qty: 2
518-7 - Handrail Bracket
518-7 - Handrail Bracket
Qty: 2
62-8 - Standard Railing Flange, 40mm (1-1/2")
62-8 - Standard Railing Flange, 40mm (1-1/2")
Qty: 2

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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.

What hardware do I need to install this rail?

What hardware to use when installing a Kee Klamp handrail

For installing this rail, you will need the following additional items (not included with the kit):

  • For mounting the feet:
    • Into brick or concrete: 4 x Sleeve Anchors
    • Into wood: 4 x Coach screws
  • For attaching the rail to the uprights: Self-tapping screws

Download the 'Hardware instructions sheet' for more information

How do I install the SR-518 handrail?

Step-by-step instructions

Recommended tools

  • Allen key (included with the handrail kits)
  • Rubber mallet / Hammer (for plugs)
  • Drill / Hammer drill
  • Wrench

Installation tips

  • Confirm that you have all required parts.
  • When installing plugs, place rag or cardboard over plug and gently hammer into place.
  • If installing into concrete or brick, vacuum out debris from drilled out holes before inserting sleeve anchors.
  • If you plan on painting your rail, do so before assembling.

Step by step instructions

  • Insert posts into 62-8’s. Tighten set screws loosely.
  • Line up assembled posts to desired location. Test grab bar with posts, then mark holes for the 62-8’s.
  • Disassemble the posts and secure 62-8’s to surface.
  • Insert posts into 62-8’s and add socket of 10-840C to top of posts. Insert 518’s in 10-840C’s. Tighten set screws loosely.
  • Line up grab rail at desired location. Mark and drill pilot holes for securing grab rail to 518’s.
  • Attach grab rail with self-tapping screws (available as an add-on for the kit) and adjust as needed. Tighten set screws once complete.
  • Cover plugs with a rag or cardboard and hammer into place.

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.

Additional Information

Dimensional Weight (kgs) 35.0000
Actual Weight (kgs) 35
Brand Simple Rail
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