Cost to Install a Stairway Handrail

Updated: December 2019

Stairway Handrail Installation CalculatorZip Code
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Handrail Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Oak, Ipe, walnut, maple or cherry solid wood handrail. Durable thermally catalyzed clear finish. 1 1/2"x2 3/4" rectangular profile for use with cable railing. Length to 12'. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
27 linear feet$133.70$164.35
Handrail Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install stairway handrail with favorable site conditions. Secure mounting brackets to wall framing. Fit and secure stairway handrail up to 3m/10ft in length. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
27 linear feet$133.70$164.35
Handrail Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install stairway handrail including: fasteners, connectors, surface preparation and finishing materials.
27 linear feet$133.70$164.35
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 25 linear feet, the cost to Install a Stairway Handrail starts at $28.04 - $43.21 per linear foot. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Install a Stairway Handrail - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of wood handrail new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Stairway Handrail Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Stairway Handrail Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Stairway Handrail Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

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