There are a variety of options for DIY handrails. These railings for stairs are a must, as they provide a means for children and adults stabilize when going up and down the stairs. Although most projects are small additions handrails compared to many DIY projects, and do not require much time, they are a great way to accent any interior or stairs outside.
You’ll have to check local building codes and subdivision restrictions before starting your project. Many areas have height requirements for handrails. There are also restrictions on the allowed width spacing between two balusters (spindles) and between the lower handrails and railings for stairs. This code is designed to protect children that their bodies caught between two components. Many jurisdictions require plans to grant a building permit.
The railings for stairs are usually installed at a height of 34-38 inches (86.36 to 96.52 cm). Measure the distance from the surface of the landing or from the front edge of the final step, to the top of the handrail. The two most common options for installation of stair railings are to ensure the handrails on the wall or on poles. Wall installations require metal brackets to be fixed to the wall. The bracket fasteners must penetrate the material of the wall and into the rafters.