10 easy outdoor handrails you can build yourself

The article is used with permission from Simplified Building UK

Kee Klamp fittings 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 of other unusual structures; today, we will go through some examples of outdoor handrails that our customers have built for their homes or gardens.

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.

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

One of the customers used Kee Klamp 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.

Here are Kee Klamp fittings you will need to build a similar handrail:

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

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 the 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.

Here are Kee Klamp fittings you would need to build a similar handrail:

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 style, so he painted the galvanised fittings and tubes with textured brown paint.

9. Stair handrail for a house with a beach view

Patrick’s house has a view of 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.

Patrick’s house has a view of 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.

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.

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!

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