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Fitting a handrail brackets

Changing a handrail can make a big difference to the style of your home – whether the handrail is located traditionally in the hallway or off the living room in a more modern property. Ironmongery Online offer an exception range of ironmongery products and some great value handrail brackets ideal for domestic use or in public buildings and businesses, designed to support stair rails and banisters.

Here are a few tips on fitting the handrail:

  1. Mark a line on the wall to represent the top of the handrail, using Building Regs to gauge the correct height. On the straight sections, set out the line by marking points measured from vertically from the nosing of each tread
  2. For tapered threads, take the same measurement from the central kite winder tread and landing above.
  3. Join up the marks to create the handrail line.
  4. Draw a second parallel line below equal to the thickness of the handrail.
  5. If the rail changes direction draw lines across the intersection to create the angles at which the components must be cut.
  6. Measure the run of the handrail and buy length accordingly. Don’t forget turns, ramps and caps.
  7. Buy enough handrail brackets to fit them 1m apart.
  8. Help required here: screw the brackets to the rail and hold against the wall while your assistant marks the fixing holes.
  9. Drill and plug the wall, then screw the handrail in place with long enough screws to make a secure fixing in the wall itself.
  10. Rub down the rail and finish as required.

Our handrail brackets are available in a range of finishes, such as black, white, grey, zinc plated, aluminium and yellow passivated, and all available in a vast range of sizes and weights for even the most heavy duty hand rails.

Fitting or changing the handrail is not difficult but can make a big change to the look and feel of the room, hall or landing – or indeed the safety of the home. Always check Building Regulations, especially if fitting for communal use in flats, retirement or care homes etc. And if you require any advice on the brackets, please check out the product pages or contact us for any other information.

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