The Best Iron Handrail Fasteners for Every Surface

Wrought iron handrails are an excellent choice for your outdoor and indoor spaces, as they provide a classic, stylish look while being durable and long-lasting. However, choosing the best fasteners to attach them to any surface securely is a very important step in making sure your wrought iron handrails are safe for their maximum lifespan.

Because wrought iron handrails are such a versatile option in so many different kinds of spaces, there are numerous options for what type of surface you may need to fasten the handrail to. Wood, metal, and concrete surfaces are just some of the many surfaces

At DIY Handrail, naturally we understand the importance of selecting the right fasteners for your iron handrails. Let’s discuss the best fasteners for iron handrails into any surface, so you can make an informed decision when installing your handrails.

Lag Bolts

Lag bolts are a popular choice for attaching iron handrails to wood surfaces. These bolts are threaded and designed to provide strong, secure connections. Lag bolts come in various lengths and thicknesses, making them suitable for different applications. Make sure to choose the right size and length to ensure a secure connection.  Our fasteners for attaching the handrails to wood are 5/16” diameter x 3¼” long

Concrete Anchors

Concrete anchors are the best choice for attaching iron handrails to concrete surfaces. They come in various styles, including wedge anchors, sleeve anchors, and drop-in anchors, and they provide a solid, long-lasting connection. Make sure to drill the correct size hole for your anchor to ensure a secure fit.  The concrete fasteners we provide in our kits are suitable for precast concrete steps as well as formed and poured concrete.  Our concrete fasteners are 5/16” diameter x 2¼” long.  They require a ¼” pilot hole and we also include the pilot hole bit with the kit.

Self-Drilling Screws

Self-drilling screws are ideal for attaching iron handrails to metal surfaces, such as steel or aluminum. These screws have a sharp, pointed end that can cut through metal and create threads as they are screwed in. Self-drilling screws provide a secure connection and are available in various lengths and diameters.  Our Newel and Level style handrails come with self-drilling screws to attach them to steel posts.

Toggle Bolts

Toggle bolts are a versatile option for attaching iron handrails to hollow surfaces, such as drywall or plasterboard. These bolts have a spring-loaded toggle that expands behind the surface when the bolt is tightened, creating a secure connection. Toggle bolts are available in various sizes and weight capacities, so make sure to choose the right size for your application.  We do not recommend using toggle bolts into drywall as the drywall is not strong enough to support a handrail with the added weight of a person using it.

When selecting fasteners for your iron handrails, make sure to consider the type of surface you are attaching them to and the weight capacity of the fastener. You want to ensure that your handrails are securely attached and can withstand the weight and pressure they will be subjected to.

At DIY Handrail, we offer a wide range of iron handrails and fasteners to make your installation process easy and stress-free. Our fasteners are designed to provide secure connections and are suitable for various applications.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your installation, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is always ready to help.
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