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Question DetailsAsked on 2/20/2015

what type of service person will install a railing on stairs inside

Basement staircase does not have a railing and we need an inexpensive plain wood rail on metal brackets installed

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Not at all tough to do yourself - check you local building official website - they typically have an online handout on railing/ballistrade requirements (height above treadnoses, how far it has to extend past top and bottom step, whether returns are required. etc.

The brackets you can buy at any building supply place - ditto to preformed handrail material at any place that sells hardwood and many other box and lumber yard type buyilding supply places. You just have to be sure to get the bracket screws/bolts into the studs using a stud locater or small finish nails to probe for them.

Searchthe List category for contractor - Carpenter - Woodwork ceartainly for high-quality job, handyman should be able to do it fine for normal quality work, except maybe if returns (curved ends terminating in the wall) are required by your code - they can be a bit trickier to cut correctly.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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