10 easy outdoor handrails you can build yourself
Kee Klamp fittings and pipe are great for building sturdy structures that will stand the test of time. We’ve shown you how you can use these to construct furniture, greenhouses and plenty other unusual structures; today, we will go through some examples of outdoor handrails that our customers have built for their homes or gardens.
It is very easy to build your own exterior handrail; whether if it’s for the stairs, decking, porch, ramps or just an alleyway – either go for one of our pre-designed handrail kits or build an outside handrail from scratch.
1. Outdoor stair railing
These two handrails were installed by Bruce on the main entry stairs. Bruce painted them black so that they match the colour scheme of his house.
He used the SR-029 floor fixed handrail kit for this project, which is one of the easiest kits to install in our range.
2. Metal handrail with curves
This handrail was constructed without the need to bend the metal tube. David used Obtuse Angle Elbows (55 type fittings) to create the curves in this handrail.
If you are looking for a similar outdoor handrail system, you will need the following fittings:
3. Handrail for your roof terrace
Mark decided to use Kee Klamp and tube to create this sturdy handrail for his roof terrace. This now provides an increased level of safety to the terrace, making it a perfect place to spend time with family and friends.
To make it extra safe, you can add infill panels to prevent children from climbing on the handrail.
Here’s what you need to build a similar structure:
4. Pool area stair handrail
Here’s another example of how our SR-029 handrail kit can be used. One of our customers used this kit to create a handrail for the pool area. The handrail will provide a good level of safety on a slippery surface such as this one.
5. Handrail attached to a stone wall
Bob was looking for a cheap handrail option that would suit the winding stairs in his garden and the stone wall that surrounds these.
Adding railing to a stone wall can be difficult, but the key is to use the right anchors. Options include concrete screws, expanding anchors and sleeve anchors:
Make use of our elbow fittings to cater for the rounded shape of the wall.
What you can use:
6. Balcony handrail with glass panel inserts
Build a sturdy handrail for your balcony and use glass panel inserts; this will maximise a beautiful view. Although harder to clean, the glass inserts will give your balcony a modern, elegant look.
Here’s what one of our customers has built using Kee Klamp fittings:
He used P50 fittings to attach the glass panels to the structure.
7. Outdoor handrail system that is mounted to the ground and one wall
This handrail was built by Jacob and it is fixed on both the ground and one wall of the house.
You can achieve a similar effect by using our Adjustable wall-to-floor SR-C50C58 handrail kit.
8. Bespoke metal handrail for stairs and porch
David needed a custom solution to cover the front stairs and the porch of his home. He did not want to sacrifice on style, so he painted the galvanised fittings and tube with a textured brown paint.
Here’s what you’d need to build a similar structure:
9. Stair handrail for a house with a beach view
Patrick’s house has a view to Lake Michigan in the US and access to the beach. However, the stairs leading to the beach needed a sturdy handrail that was easy to install and would be super durable.
The handrail is approximatively 20 metres long and is fixed along a staircase with 52 steps. Patrick has used Kee Klamp fittings and tube to build the entire structure and is now pleased with the look and functionality of it.
Here’s what he used:
10. Outdoor handrails for the elderly
Mike needed a handrail for his mother’s front steps. He wanted to encourage her to move around more and go out of the house, but his mother found it difficult to navigate steps in general.
Mike decided to install the railing at the centre of the steps, allowing his mother to use whichever hand she wanted. He also painted it black, giving it a finish that suited the house.
If you are looking for a similar solution, then our SR-565 wall mounted handrail kit could be an excellent choice. It includes 567-7 fittings (End post handrail returns) that make the railing terminate to post, eliminating the risk of having your clothes or handbag trapped to the ends of the railing.
Why Kee Klamp?
Resistant - Kee Klamp fittings are hot dipped galvanised and incredibly resistant to rust, so you can safely use them for outdoor structures. Customers have used these to build handrails on docks for example.
No welding – Kee Klamp fittings do not require any welding, which means that they can be used by anyone, including domestic customers, for a variety of projects. All you need is an allen key!