Prioritizing Safety with STAIR Railings
Every home with multi-level stairs needs a stair railing.
A stair railing (or handrail) is a crucial installation for any staircase. Its primary function is to ensure safety, while adding a stylish touch to your stairs, whether they’re indoors or outdoors. We offer a variety of styles, including baluster, glass, and minimalist designs.
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Stair Railings Toronto
Toronto, a bustling city known for its rich architectural history and diverse design styles, offers a wide range of options when it comes to stair railings.
Homeowners and builders alike can find the perfect solution to enhance safety and add a touch of elegance to any space. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world of stair railings in Toronto, discussing various styles, materials, installation, and maintenance tips to help you make an informed decision.
Toronto stair railings
- Two (2) End Posts
- A section of Top and Bottom Rail
- 2 Top Brackets
- Glass Channel (2) and Glass Blocks (2)
- Eight (8) 3” lag bolts
- Two (2) 1.5” screws
- Two (2) ¾” screws
1. Place one Stair Post near the edge of your bottom step, so that the lag bolts will secure the post to adequate blocking/support. Square the post with the edge of the surface, and mark the holes using a pencil.
2. Pre-drill the holes using a 3/16” drill-bit.
3. Fasten the post to the step. Do not tighten the lag bolts all the way.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the remaining Stair Post, ensuring that the two posts are in line with each other.
5. Check if your posts are level. If not, level with shims. Then, tighten the lag bolts.
6. Cut a section of Top and Bottom rail to extend past your posts when laid on the stairs.
7. Lay the Bottom Rail on the stairs, so that it sits against (beside) your stair posts. Mark the angles to cut with a pencil. Do the same for the Top Rail.
8. Cut the top and bottom rail at desired angle(s).
9. With your mitre saw at a 35 degree angle, cut two (2) pickets to 32” in length. Only make one angled-cut per picket.
10. Make a pencil mark 4” from the top of the bottom Stair Post. Clamp one picket in that position, and attach to the post with three (3) 1.5” screws.
11. Attach the bottom rail to this picket with two (2) 3/4″ screws, so that the other end of the rail is flush against the top Stair Post.
12. Insert the other cut picket (cut end up) and clamp to the top Stair Post. Attach the picket to the post with three (3) 1.5” screws. Do not attach the bottom rail to this picket.
13. Place the top rail on both pickets.
14. Use two (2) 3/4″ screws to fasten the top rail to the upper picket, then to the lower picket. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure the railing is flush with the posts.
15. Attach the Bottom Rail to the upper picket.
16. Snap the Stair Spacers on to the Bottom Rail, starting with a flat end at the bottom and working up to the top. Center the spacers so that there is equal spacing on each side.
17. Measure the distance between the mounted picket and the flat end of the spacer. Add 5/16″ to that measurement, and cut two spacers to that length.
18. With your mitre saw at a 35 degree angle, cut the required number of pickets to 32” in length.
19. Starting with your newly cut spacers on the Top and the Bottom Rails, insert pickets and add spacers to the Top Rail.
20. Measure the distance between the bottom of the last picket and inside edge of the top Stair Post, and cut two spacers to that length.
21. Snap the final spacers into place on the Top and Bottom Rail.