Adding a stair handrail


Postby crispy » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:36 pm

Hi there,

I have just moved into a house and need to put up a handrail on the wall for my stair.

The wall is plasterboard and I am worried that it will be pulled off too easily if not secured well enough and just wondered about some tips.

Thanks
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Postby Joiner_Mike » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:38 pm

Hi
You can buy small square wooden blocks from your local timer yard.
You can fix these to the wall first by using long screws which will go though the plasterboard and into the brick. Then attach the handrail brackets to the blocks with the normal small screws.
If when you say a plasterboard wall you mean a stud wall, then you will need to locate the studs (stud detector) or by taping the plasterboard until you hear a more dense noise. Again I would attach the blocks to the studs then attach the hand rail brackets to the blocks.
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Postby crispy » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:51 am

Thanks! Will be the project for this weekend!
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