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Type 3 Stainless Handrail DIY Kit
Staircase Handrail with Adjustable Elbows


Fittings and posts (Satin Finish) $225 + GST per set. Add 1.6x50.8mm handrail tube @ $40/m + GST. This kit is also available in 38.1mm tube.

Stainless Handrail DIY Kit Type 3 contains
Each Type 3 Kit Contains
1 x S316 adjustable elbow joiner
1 x S316 mitre corner adjustable elbow joiner
2 x S316 tall base plates
2 x S316 1.6mm wall thickness posts
Handrail Tube Cut to Length
An installation accessory kit is also available from $15.

AAA Metal Suppliers adjustable stainless staircase handrails offer an attractive, modern look and are easy to install with no welding or repolishing required. The Type 3 stainless steel handrail adjusts to staircases of any slope. Perfect for internal and external use. Maintenance free and will last for the life of the building. Compare this price to painted aluminium or even painted timber rail, 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
  • Flush connection points for a smoother, safer finish
  • Ideal for new projects, retrofitting or upgrades
  • Wide range of configurations available
  • 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.

Photo Gallery - Staircase Handrail with Adjustable Elbows

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Video - Installing Staircase Handrail with Adjustable Elbow Joiners

install video is coming soon...


Tips to installing Type 3 DIY stainless handrails for stairs

Type 3 staircase handrails with adjustable elbow joiners are easy to install. It is just a matter of attaching the base plates to your stairs with simple fixing and pushing the stainless handrail fittings together for that strong and permanent look.

Step 1.

First you need to temporarily place the end base plates in position. Then insert the end posts and adjustable joiners into the posts. This will give you a guide as to how the handrail will look.

Step 2.

Attach the bases to your stairs. If you are installing your handrail on a timber staircase, drill the screw holes and pre-drill the fasteners before screwing on the base plates. Use dynabolts, or similar anchor bolts, when fixing the tall bases to concrete. For a neater look, consider base plate covers when using dynabolts or similar as the concrete fasteners.

Step 3.

Place your posts on the base plates and check that your posts are vertical using a spirit level. You may need to pack up the bases with a stainless steel washer or similar if your posts are not vertical. Place cover plates over the bases, if required.

Step 4.

Attach the adjustable elbow joiner to the lower post and the mitre corner adjustable elbow joiner to the upper post. Measure the required length of handrail tube from the shoulders of the adjustable elbows.

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.

Step 6.

Centre punch and drill the holes for the stainless wafer screws or stainless pop rivets to go into. These will fix the posts and handrail tube to the elbow joiners.


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.
If the handrail is more than 1.5m in length we recommend inserting intermediate posts and bases.
We can cut your handrail tube to length provided we know the angle of the stairs.
However, we cannot guarantee that it will fit exactly and you may have to adjust the position of your posts.


stainless handrail DIY kit type 3 drawing


Please provide the following information:

a. Width of Stair Tread (mm)
b. Height of Riser (mm)
c. Horizontal distance between the inside of the end posts (mm)
d. Angled length from inside post to inside post (mm)


If balustrade wires are being 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.