Security must start with oneself. And when you have stairs, for example to access your house, to go down to the garden, etc., having some exterior stair railings is the minimum because that way you can hold on at any time to avoid accidents.
But how should they be purchased? Is anyone okay? What should you pay attention to? Are there any suitable ones? If you are considering it, here is a small guide to help you.
Table of Contents
- 1 Top 1. The best outdoor stair railing
- 2 Selection of outdoor stair railings
- 3 Outdoor Stair Railing Buying Guide
- 4 How long should a stair railing be?
- 5 How much does a stair railing cost?
- 6 Where to buy?
Top 1. The best outdoor stair railing
- Easy cleaning
- Quick Install.
- Availability for different measures.
- Materials are missing.
- They don't fit well.
- Parts that are not stainless steel.
Selection of outdoor stair railings
If you don't like that first one, we have continued looking for others and these are the ones that we have found the best value for money.
Kacsoo Handrail for Stairs 1M
With possibility of buying it one meter, two or three, This handrail is made of galvanized steel sheet with wrought iron. It has a coating to withstand inclement weather.
Relaxdays, Brown Aluminum handrail
This handrail can be used both indoors and outdoors. It has an oak wood look which gives it a more elegant (and also more expensive) look. The complete set is sold for easy assembly at home.
Relaxdays 10020766_635 Stair Railing
Available in several options, this one that we show you is one of the simplest you will find. It carries the complete set, that is, handrails, two posts and two crossbars. In total, one meter long stainless steel.
Happybuy Black Handrail Stair Railing
With dimensions of 132.1 x 88.9 x 7.6 centimeters, you have a railing for 2-3 steps (these with a maximum height of 37 centimeters).
It is made of resistant wrought iron and with a fairly simple installation.
Happybuy Handrail Black
It is a railing that you can buy for 1-2 steps or, like this model, for 4-5 steps. The dimensions are 172 x 45 x 10.9 centimeters and it is designed in formed iron.
What we like the most is the lower part, with an arch, which could well help the little ones hold on.
Outdoor Stair Railing Buying Guide
Outdoor stair railings are not only a safety element, but can also become decorative. At the same time that they are functional, they decorate. Therefore, the choice of these cannot be taken lightly. There are many factors that can influence when making them. Do you want to know which are the most important? We indicate it below.
Let's start with the size. And for this you must consider the stairs you have. If these are small, a thick and long stair railing will be a big mistake; first, because it will not fit in the space you have available. And, second, because they will take up space leaving you unable to use them.
Therefore, when buying them, you have to make sure of both the length of the stairs and the width to prevent them from becoming useless.
Keep in mind that right now the stair railings you are looking for are exterior. That means that you are going to have them outside in the open, where they will suffer from the sun's rays, the rain, the wind and ultimately all inclement weather.
Therefore, the materials that most interest you are those that resist. And what are those? Well metal, wrought iron, stainless steel, stone (marble, granite), fiberglass…
The truth is that in the market you have many options to choose from, but you have to make sure that it is treated or is suitable for outdoors.
Another aspect, already on an aesthetic level, is the color of the exterior railing. They are usually white, black or wood color. Although that does not mean that you cannot have them in other colors (or even paint it yourself in some cases).
Lastly, there is the price. This is perhaps one of the most important factors and the one you will take into account when buying outdoor stair railings.
In the market you can find for 60-70 euros the most basic up to more than 200 in some cases.
How long should a stair railing be?
The railings are included in the General Urban Planning and Construction Ordinance, OGUC, which establishes the height at which we must place it.
However, we have not found anything about whether it should be longer or shorter. In this sense, the railing must measure the entire space of the stairs. That is, if you have 3 steps, the railing must cover all of them and even protrude at both ends to provide a little more security.
If we are already guided by height, it must be about 95cm from the ground (from the base) and place it on a slope. If you have children, it is preferable to put a second one at 70cms.
How much does a stair railing cost?
Although we have previously told you about the price of railings, the truth is that, in general terms, the average cost of this accessory is usually about 170 euros per meter. Everything will depend on the materials you choose, the dimensions, finishes, installation, etc.
Where to buy?
Now that we've cleared up a few important points, it's time to get down to business. And that is going out to buy your outdoor stair railings. But where to do it?
We have done a quick search for the main stores and this is what we have found.
Compared to other products, in this case you have few items to choose from, since it does not even reach 100. They are not bad options, on the contrary, but in terms of prices you should compare from the outside in case they were cheaper buying them elsewhere.
As outdoor stair railings we have not found anything although it has a section of handrails and balusters where you could find pieces that are part of those railings.
As for prices, having to buy it separately is usually more expensive than if you buy everything together and ready to install.
Ikea makes things more complicated for us, because really There is no article that responds to the search for exterior stair railings. Not even for railings since the only thing that comes out is for the bed.
But that does not mean that in physical stores they do not have a catalog where they can be ordered on request.
Leroy Merlin does not disappoint, at least in the search for stair railings, because it has some options that are not bad at all.
More or less has same results, in quantity, that we found on Amazon so you don't have many models to choose from. But price-wise, they are a bit cheaper.
Have you already decided on the outdoor stair railings that can marry the most with the decoration of your garden? Tell us your doubts!