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Type 4 Stainless Handrail DIY Kit
Staircase Handrail with Adjustable Saddle Supports


Two posts and fittings (Satin Finish) $235 + GST per set. Add 1.6mm x 50.8mm handrail tube @ $40/m + GST. Intermediate posts and fittings @$85 + GST/set. This kit is also available in 38.1mm tube.

Stainless Handrail DIY Kit Type 4 contains
Each Type 4 Kit Contains
2 x S316 Round Top Adjustable Saddles
2 x S316 End Caps
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.
An optional layout for stairs with a landing is also available.
Stainless Handrail DIY Kit Type 4 with Landing contains

AAA Metal Suppliers stylish stainless staircase handrails with adjustable saddle supports offer an attractive, clean look and are easy to install with no welding or repolishing required. The Type 4 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, 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
  • 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 Saddle Supports

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Video - Installing Staircase Handrail with Adjustable Saddle Supports


Tips to installing Type 4 DIY stainless handrails for stairs

Type 4 staircase handrails with saddles supports are easy to install. It is just a matter of attaching the base plates to your stairs with simple fixing and securing the stainless handrail fittings for that strong and permanent look.

Step 1.

Place the end base plates in position, insert the end posts and an adjustable saddle into each one. Holding the posts vertical, measure the distance of your handrail allowing for approximately 100mm past each post.

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.

Step 3.

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 4.

Place the end posts onto the base plates. Ensure they are properly aligned and the cover plates (if required) are in position.

Step 5.

Push the adjustable saddle supports into the end posts. Mark the location of the drill holes of the adjustable saddles onto the handrail. Hint: Use cable ties to hold the handrail in position. Centre punch and drill holes through the post and fittings for the stainless wafer screws or stainless pop rivets to go into.

Step 6.

Remove the handrail and centre punch and drill the holes.


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.

If you intend to fit balustrade wires between your posts:

  • The intermediate posts should be spaced no more than 1200mm apart.
  • You will need to order your posts with nut inserts fitted. These are available at an additional cost.
  • We recommend using our System S pre-swaged wires to finish your handrail and give it that professional, clean look.

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

Video - Installing Stainless Steel Wires on a Staircase Handrail