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Question DetailsAsked on 7/18/2017

how much money to install metal handrail

A basic handrail for a exterior walkway. Lagged into concrete with 7 posts 38 in. & 7 base plates 3x5. Top rail 1.5 in channel and bottom rail is three quarter in channel. Handrail is 35 ft long. Ballisters 32 in long. 1 in posts, half in by half in ballisters. How much should be charged per feet?

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Note channel is not a legal handrail - has to be certain sized standard handrail profile or round. Also, if this walkway is over 3 feet off the ground or alongside a hazard like a water channel or such, you need kid-safe handrail with not over 4"- opening between rails and between balusters. Oh - and not lagged into concrete - need to use stainless expansion head anchors or grouted in anchors - or if close to edge of concrete (generally within 3-4 inches for most outboard bolt) may well need special bolted or grouted-in baseplate or in-ground concreted in posts.

And don't forget finish - you do not want bare steel, which is what you would get based on above.

You should contact a Metal Fabrication company for estimate on this is installing yourself - otherwise a General Contractor for procurement plus installation.

But why not just use standard railing materials - either round "pipe" railing or standard factory railing, typically around $10-20/LF in plain pipe or $20-30/LF plus installation so around $40-50/LF installed for standard walk railing - or more like $100-150/LF in wrought iron if desired or if has to be child-safe. Realize those are ROUGH ballpark numbers.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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