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Type 2 Stainless Handrail DIY Kit
Horizontal Handrail with Saddle Supports


Fittings and post (Satin Finish) $214 + GST per set. Add 1.6mm x 50.8mm handrail tube @ $40/m + GST. Additional posts and fittings $85+GST/set. This kit is also available in 38.1mm tube.

Stainless Handrail DIY Kit Type 2 contains
Each Type 2 Kit Contains
2 x S316 fixed saddle supports
2 x S316 tall base plates
2 x S316 end caps
2 x S316 1.6mm wall thickness posts
Handrail Tube Cut to Length
Note: An additional charge applies for pre-drilled posts and posts with wire anchor points inserted.
An installation accessory kit is also available from $15.

Our attractive and elegant horizontal handrail with saddle supports is easy to install with no welding or repolishing required. Perfect for internal and external use. Maintenance free and will last for the life of the building. The saddle supports fit neatly into the posts and bases. Compare this price to painted aluminium or painted timber, neither of which looks anywhere near as stylish as stainless steel.

  • Engineered for structural integrity
  • Made from S316 marine grade stainless steel for low maintenance
  • Available in 50.8mm or 38.1mm stainless steel pre-drilled round and intermediate posts
  • Modular, no-weld components for simple and fast assembly
  • Flat pack delivery for difficult access areas
  • Tool hire available
  • Flush connection points for a smoother, safer finish
  • Ideal for new projects, retrofitting or upgrades
  • Designed to comply with Australian and New Zealand building codes and standards

Save money and Do It Yourself with help from our on-call technical support and instructional videos that guide you through the process. NB. BCA Regulations require that an intermediate post be inserted if the handrail is longer than 2m.

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Video - Installing Horizontal Handrail with Saddle Supports


Tips to installing Type 2 DIY stainless steel handrails

Type 2 horizontal handrails with fixed saddle supports are easy to install. It is just a matter of attaching the base plates to your deck with simple fixing, and pushing the stainless handrail fittings together for that strong and permanent look.

Step 1.

Set out the position of the end posts and attach the bases to your balcony or deck. If you are installing your handrail on a timber deck, drill the screw holes and pre-drill the fasteners before screwing the base plates onto the deck. Use dynabolts, or similar anchor bolts, when fixing the tall bases to concrete.

Step 2.

Place a cover plate over the base (if required).

Step 3.

Position your intermediate posts using a chalk line or string line held between the end posts. Set out and mark the spacing between the posts. Drill the screw holes, pre-drill the fasteners and attach the intermediate base plates to the deck. Intermediate posts should be spaced approximately 1.5m apart.

Step 4.

Place some short dummy posts over the base plates. Insert the handrail fittings and measure the desired length of handrail.

Step 5.

Cut the handrail tube to length using either a metal cutting saw or a drop saw with an abrasive blade. File off any burrs and polish out the burr marks using a 3M scourer or similar. Never use steel wool as this will cause discolouration of the stainless handrail. (We can also cut to length for you if required.)

Step 6.

Place the cut length in position. Adjust if necessary.

Step 7.

Use cable ties to help hold the handrail tube to the post saddles. Using a permanent marker, mark the position where the post saddle rests onto the handrail.

Step 8.

Remove the handrail and centre punch the drill position where the fixed post saddle will be attached to the handrail.

Step 9.

Drill out the centre punch marks using cutting compound and a suitable size drill. Use stainless wafer screws or stainless pop rivets to attach the post saddle to the handrail tube.


If you are using mirror polished tube be careful to avoid any scratches or damage.
If you are using satin finished tube, slight imperfections can be rubbed out using the 3M scourers we provide.
If balustrade wires are to be used, it is recommended that intermediate posts should be spaced no more than 1200mm apart.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements or if you have any questions.

Our stainless handrails are shipped from AAA Metal Suppliers' factory in Wollongong.