- Custom lengths - Configure for any length between 2-8 linear feet
- Long-lasting - The entire railing is completely galvanized
- Easy to install - Only requires a few basic tools and can be installed in about 1 hour
- Everything you need - Includes mounting hardware for concrete and wood surfaces
- Landlords - who need to install long lasting durable railing to meet building code requirements.
- Home owners - who are looking for a robust railing that meets insurance requirements.
- Business owners - who need to provide railing for steps around their business.
- The basics - The base kit includes three uprights and all the necessary brackets to support the grab rail. End caps and mounting hardware are also included.
Choosing the right length - Measure your stair, then separately measure your landing. Enter the two measurements into their respective fields above to select the length of your railing. In most cases, estimating to the nearest foot works well. For an exact measurement, see the instructions below for calculating your railing length. If you would like to talk to a person about this, contact our customer service team.
(Max Railing Length: 8 ft. If you need a longer railing, please contact us directly for a custom railing.)
- Additional uprights - If you are extending your railing beyond 6 feet between uprights, you will need to add an extra upright to your kit to ensure the railing retains its rigidity along the entire handrail.
- Add some color - This galvanized railing kit comes in a metallic silver finish but can be powder coated for an additional cost. Please note that this will delay your shipment for 3-4 weeks.
The Surface-Landing Railing 518 is an offset stair railing kit that provides a continuous, smooth handrail to secure your stairs and landing. This railing features the 518 Kee Klamp to connect the sloped handrail to the top of the upright without the need to drill any holes into your uprights. To connect the handrail to your uprights, you simply place the fitting on top of the upright and tighten it down with a hex key. To ensure your stair railing will last decades, the entire railing is galvanized and is designed for greater durability and flexibility than standard railing systems.
Select Your Options
Size 7 - Gator Tubing 12 Gauge 1 1/4"
Size 7 - Gator Tubing 12 Gauge 1 1/4"
Size 8 - Gator Tubing 12 Gauge 1 1/2"
84-7 - Malleable Plug, 1-1/4"
518-7 - Handrail Bracket
10-840C - Single Handrail Socket Capped
62-8 - Standard Railing Flange, 1-1/2"
554-7 - Variable Angle 1-1/4"
99-7 - Hex Key for Pipe Sizes 7, 8, 9
Frequently Asked Questions
What tools do I need?
You will receive an allen key with your railing kit that can be used to connect the pipe and fittings. We recommend using a hammer or rubber mallet to secure the malleable plug to the ends of the handrail and a standard drill or a hammer drill if you will be attaching your railing to concrete or brick.
How do I calculate my handrail length?
This simple way to do this is to have someone stand at the bottom of the steps holding the end of the measuring tape. Walk to the top of the stairs while each of you hold the measuring tape 3 feet off the ground. Record the length when you have positioned the ends where you want the railing to begin and end. In most cases, estimating to the nearest foot works great. Tip: Longer is better. Your handrail can be cut shorter if needed before install. The mathematical way of calculating would be to measure the rise and run of the steps and then calculate the length of the railing by the following formula: Railing Length = √ height2 + length2. The square root of the height squared plus the length squared will give you the proper length of your railing.
How do I assemble the railing?
This couldn't be easier. You'll receive a basic set of instructions with the railing kit or you can download them now by clicking on the download link at the bottom of this page.
Can I paint the railing?
You sure can! All of our kits can be painted. Many of our customers have used spray paint to add a splash of color to their railing. Depending on the frequency of use and weather, the paint may need to be touched up on occasion.
Can I cut the tubing myself on an abrasive-wheel chop saw?
Yes, you can. Simply make sure you have the correct blade for cutting galvanized metal.
Can these be mounted to wooden stairways?
Yes, they can. Our railing kits come with mounting hardware for both wood and concrete included. You should have no problem mounting this railing to wood.
Do these rails or any of the parts rust?
Our railings are comprised of galvanized cast-iron fittings and triple-galvanized steel rails. They are designed to withstand the elements and, in most cases, will not show rust for decades to come.
How many posts do I need?
We recommend no more than a 7 foot spacing between posts. All kits up to 7 feet will come with 2 posts. Kits longer than 7 feet will come with 3 posts.
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