Installing your own DIY outdoor handrail
Simple handrails are becoming more commonplace at small sections of stairs or the entrance to homes. Installation doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive either: our outdoor handrail kits make it easy to install a strong and aesthetically pleasing handrail to the steps of your home or business.
Outdoor handrail for the front steps
Rob installed this handrail on the front steps of his home. He had the handrail colour coated to compliment the exterior of his home. The railings can be painted on-site using paint that has been designed for galvanised steel or aluminium (depending on the rail you choose). Our external railing can be installed under an hour. Watch the video below for an idea of what it takes to install one of our handrails.
Stair handrail for your deck
Rick installed the railing pictured above on the back of his rental property. The SR-C50 Simple Rail allows a railing to be installed on steps of just about any angle. This handrail is especially easy to install as no tube cutting or drilling is required. Simply mount the bases and everything else attaches with an Allen wrench or hammer.
Porch mounted stair railing
In addition to freestanding stair railing, there are also handrail kits that will attach to your outdoor porch for example. Porches are often designed with a flat top rail that is very difficult to grab or hold onto. Our wall mounted handrail kits can be added to the exterior of the porch and will provide a strong, durable grab rail that can be finished to match the exterior of your home.
Step-by-step handrail installation instructions
Not every handrail installation requires the exact same processes. This area is designed to provide general installation instruction for the common elements of handrail installation.
Now that you're done building the handrail, it's best to go back over it again and make sure that everything is tightened appropriately. If your handrail is painted, touch up any paint you have nicked or scratched during the installation.
Videos: Installing an outdoor stair handrail
The SR-518 is our most popular handrail. It is easy to install and can be used on almost any set of stairs. This handrail is great for disability compliance.
The Surface L160 is more difficult than some of the other Simple Rail stair handrails to build, but it has an elegant, finished look.