What hardware to use when installing a Kee Klamp handrail kit

Fixing into wood, concrete, brick or another Kee Klamp fitting

fixings suitable for kee klamp handrails

Selecting the correct fixing depends on the material you need to install the handrail onto. You will need to use different fixtures for different surfaces and this article will explain how to do that.

We use Kee Klamp fittings and galvanised steel to construct our easy-to-install outdoor handrail kits.

Use this as general guidance only; if you are ever unsure or can't find the information you need for your project, ask a fixings specialist or a local DIY store for advice.


You can either download the PDF version of the 'Hardware instructions' or read the article below:

Hardware to use for handrails
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In this article:

Types of fixings

Types of surfaces

Types of handrails




Types of fixings you need to install a Kee Klamp handrail

coach screws for fixing handrails

Image - Coach Screws

Coach Screws

Use 1: Connect handrail feet to wood

Use Coach Screws to connect the handrail feet (usually made of type 62 fittings) to wooden surfaces. You will probably need 2 x Coach Screws for each flange you want to fix onto a wooden surface.

Specifications for Coach Screws:

  • Type: M12 x 65
  • Length: 65 mm




coach screws and universal plugs for handrail fixing

Image - Coach Screws + Universal Plugs


Use 2: Connect wall plates to concrete / brick surfaces

Use Coach Screws with Universal Plugs to connect wall base plates (usually the type C58 fitting) to either concrete or brick walls. You will need a combination of 2 x Coach Screws + 2 x Universal (Fischer) Plugs for each fitting you want to fix onto the wall.

Specifications for Coach Screws:

  • Type: M12 x 65
  • Length: 65 mm

Specifications for Universal Plugs:

  • Type: Nylon UX universal plugs
  • Diameter: 12 mm




throughbolts for fixing handrails

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Sleeve anchors

Use Sleeve Anchors to connect the handrail feet (usually made of type 62 fittings) to either concrete or brick surfaces.

You will need 2 x Sleeve Anchors for each flange you want to fix onto concrete/ brick.

Specifications for Sleeve Anchors:

  • Type: M12 x 75 mm
  • Diameter: 12 mm




hex roof screws

Image - Hex roof screws

Self-tapping Screws / Light duty sheet to steel hex roof screws

Self-tapping Screws are usually recommended to fix the tube onto specific Kee Klamp fittings, such as type 518 or 570.

You will probably need 2 x Self-tapping Screws for each Kee Klamp fitting.

Specifications for Self-tapping Screws:

  • Length: 25 mm




pozi screws and wall plugs

Image - Pozi Screws + Wall Plugs

Pozi Screws

Use a combination of Pozi Screws and Wall Plugs to mount a wall bracket (type 570) to wooden walls.

You will need a combination of 3 x Pozi Screws + 3 x Plastic Contract Wall Plugs for each fitting.

Specifications for Pozi Screws:

  • Type: 5.0 x 50 mm
  • Length: 50 mm

Specifications for Plastic Contact Wall Plugs:

  • Diameter: 7 mm




How to fix a Kee Klamp handrail depending on the surface

fixing a kee klamp handrail onto wood

Fix the handrail onto wood

If you are looking to fix a handrail onto wood, you will need the following fixings:

  • For handrail feet: 2 x Coach Screws are required for each flange (foot) that you are fixing onto a wooden floor.
    See specs for Coach Screws
  • For wall fittings: Use a combination of 3 x Pozi Screws + 3 x Plastic Wall Plugs to connect Kee Klamp wall fittings (such as Type 570) onto a wooden wall.
    See specs for Pozi Screws and Plugs



fixing a handrail onto concrete

Fix the handrail onto concrete

If you are looking to fix a handrail onto a concrete surface, you will need the following fixings:

  • For handrail feet: 2 x Sleeve Anchors are required for each flange (foot) that you are fixings onto a concrete floor.
    See specs for Sleeve Anchors
  • For wall fittings: Use a combination of 2 x Coach Screws + 2 x Universal Plastic Plugs to connect Kee Klamp base fittings (such as Type C58) onto a concrete wall.
    See specs for Coach Screws and Plugs



fixing a kee klamp handrail onto brick

Fix the handrail onto brick

If you are looking to fix a handrail onto brick, you will need the following fixings:

  • For handrail feet: 2 x Sleeve Anchors are required for each flange (foot) that you are fixing onto a brick floor.
    See specs for Sleeve Anchors
  • For wall fittings: Use a combination of 2 x Coach Screws + 2 x Universal Plastic Plugs to connect Kee Klamp base fittings (such as Type C58) onto a brick wall.
    See specs for Coach Screws and Plugs



connect a piece of tube to a kee klamp fitting

Fix the galvanised tube onto other Kee Klamp fittings

If you are looking to connect tube to another Kee Klamp fitting (such as type 518 or 570 fittings), you will need the following fixings:




What fixings you need depending on your Kee Klamp handrail kit

floor mounted handrail kit

Fixings for a floor mounted handrail

All our handrail kits use type 62 flanges for feet. Here are the fixings (not included with the kits) you would need to install these rails:

  • Fixing type 62 fittings onto wood: Use 2 x Coach Screws for each fitting
  • Fixing type 62 fittings onto concrete: Use 2 x Sleeve Anchors for each fitting
  • Fixing type 62 fittings onto brick: Use 2 x Sleeve Anchors for each fitting



wall mounted handrail kit

Fixings for a wall mounted handrail

Our wall handrail kits use various Kee Klamp fittings to fix onto a wall. Here are the fixings (not included with the kits) you would need:

  • Fixing onto concrete: Use a combination of 2 x Coach Screws + 2 x Universal Wall Plugs for each fitting
  • Fixing onto brick: Use a combination of 2 x Coach Screws + 2 x Universal Wall Plugs for each fitting
  • Fixing onto wood: Use a combination of 3 x Pozi Screws + 3 x Plastic Wall Plugs for each fitting



wall to floor handrail kit

Fixings for a wall-to-floor handrail

Fixing feet: All our handrail kits use type 62 flanges for feet. Here are the fixings (not included with the kits) you would need to install these rails:

  • Fixing type 62 fittings onto wood: Use 2 x Coach Screws for each fitting
  • Fixing type 62 fittings onto concrete: Use 2 x Sleeve Anchors for each fitting
  • Fixing type 62 fittings onto brick: Use 2 x Sleeve Anchors for each fitting

Fixings for walls: Our wall-to-floor handrail kits use a type C58 fitting to fix onto walls. Here are the fixings (not included with the kits) you would need for these:

  • Fixing onto concrete: Use a combination of 2 x Coach Screws + 2 x Universal Wall Plugs for each fitting
  • Fixing onto brick: Use a combination of 2 x Coach Screws + 2 x Universal Wall Plugs for each fitting

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