• Key Clamp

    Key Clamp Handrail Tube & Fittings

    Modular designed handrail system with almost endless configurations available!
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Keeping your work site safe doesn’t have to mean hassle, expense and paperwork. With a key clamp handrail system, all you need is an Allen key to build a rock-solid handrail from steel tubes – no need for welders, hot works permits or site closure.

With over 60 key clamp fittings available, your flexible key clamp handrail system can be adapted to the layout of commercial sites in any industry – and lasts up to seven times longer than the welded equivalent.

The tube & fittings are supplied in galvanised finish as standard. We also offer polyester powder coating in any standard RAL colour.

Turn to Ezi Klamp for stress-free service our rivals can’t match. Just send us a quick sketch or site dimensions – then sit back as our expert key clamp suppliers assess your needs and sort the right key clamp fittings from our Bristol factory. Plus, if you place your order before 3pm, we’ll deliver next-day – all part of a service that gets 9.4/10 positive feedback from our loyal customers.

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Key Clamp Handrail Fittings

  • Key Clamp 185 Roof Eaves Fitting

    This interclamp fitting is usually used in conjunction with the 191 Roof Ridge Fitting to construct the roof of a building made from key clamp parts and tubing. This fitting allows for the roof to be built at around 30°.

    The 185 Roof Eaves Fitting is available in size 4 only.

    This fitting is always kept in stock at our Bristol Ezi Klamp warehouse and can be delivered to you quickly to ensure that your project remains on track.

  • Key Clamp 191 Roof Ridge Fitting

    The 191 Roof Ridge Fitting is often used alongside the 185 Roof Eaves Fitting to help construct a roof at an angle of approx. 30°. Like all of Ezi Klamp’s fittings, it is very stable and reliable, a perfect choice for your project.

    This fitting is available only in a size 4.

    Our warehouse in Bristol keeps a good stock of this fitting in the warehouse, and it can be delivered faster than our rivals to give you the best possible experience of dealing with us.

  • Key Clamp 192 Weather Cowl

    This weather cap is designed to fit over the 132 Base Plate to seal it tightly from harsh weather conditions. The fitting is secured to the upright post using a reliable sealant, which is also available separately.

    This product, which is usually used on level roof guardrails to protect against water ingress, is available in sizes 2-4.

    We keep a good stock of the 192 Weather Cowl available at our Bristol warehouse, and our team of experts are happy to help you with your order, ensuring it is delivered fast, so your project runs smoothly.

  • Key Clamp 198 Double Fixing Bracket

    This double lugged fixing bracket is usually used for attaching any tube structures to various panels or boards. It is a safe and secure option and has the benefit of being almost flush for a neater finish.

    The 198 Double Fixing Bracket comes in sizes 2-4.

    This fitting is always kept in stock at our Bristol warehouse so that we can pack and dispatch your order fast so that your project continues to run smoothly.

  • Key Clamp 199 Single Fixing Bracket

    The 199 Single Fixing Bracket is a single lugged fitting, often used for attaching tubing structures to any panels or boards. Similarly to the 198 Double Fixing Bracket it has the benefit of giving a nearly flush finish.

    This fitting is available in sizes 2-4 to suit your project’s needs.

    We make sure we always have a good stock of this fitting available at our warehouse in Bristol so that we can fulfil your order and deliver the goods as fast as possible.

  • Key Clamp 201 Ramp Short Tee

    This key clamp is a tee connection often used in handrails along a ramp or other shallow gradients to connect the upright posts to the top rail, or to connect the midrail to the end post.

    The 201 Ramp Short Tee is available in sizes 2-4 and is adjustable between 0°-11°. It cannot be used where two lengths of tube meet in the middle of the fitting.

    This tee fitting is always in stock at our warehouse in Bristol and can be dispatched for next-day delivery to ensure your project progresses quickly and smoothly.

  • Key Clamp 204 Ramp Long Tee

    This tee connection fitting is adjustable between 0°-11°, making it perfect for use on a handrail on a ramp or other light decline. This fitting can be used where two lengths of tube need to be connected within the fitting.

    This key clamp is available in sizes 2-4.

    As with all our products, the 204 Ramp Long Tee is always kept in good stock at our warehouse in Bristol, enabling us to deliver the goods quickly so that your project runs smoothly.

  • Key Clamp 219 Ramp Midrail Cross

    This key clamp fitting is used on the midrail of a ramp handrail or guardrail, attaching it to an intermediate vertical post.

    The 219 Ramp Midrail Cross is an excellent, sturdy option for your handrail or guardrail, and is available in sizes 2-4.

    This fitting is always in stock at our Ezi Klamp warehouse in Bristol and is readily available to be sent out and delivered as fast as possible so that your project runs smoothly.

  • Key Clamp 225 Ramp Elbow

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  • Key Clamp 225 Ramp Elbow

    This key clamp is an elbow fitting, most often used in a handrail or guardrail on a slope or ramp of 0-11°. This fitting can be used to join the top rail of a structure to the end vertical post at either the top or the bottom of a run of handrail.

    This fitting is an excellent option for your project and can be used with our tubing to create a strong, stable handrail or other structure. It is available in sizes 2-4.

    The 225 Ramp Elbow fitting is kept in stock at our warehouse in Bristol all the time, allowing our team of experts to get your order delivered quickly.

  • Key Clamp 232 Ramp Baseplate

    This baseplate fixture is designed to be used on a slope or ramp of 0-11°, providing a stable base for vertical posts in a handrail or guardrail. The fixing holes are wide enough to give a secure fixing, and the two grubscrews in the upright socket give greater stability to the upright.

    The 232 Ramp Baseplate comes in sizes 2-4 and should be fitted so that the fixing holes are in line with the applied load.

    As always, this product is kept in stock at out warehouse in Bristol and is available for next-day delivery to keep your project moving.

  • Key Clamp 252 Adjustable Baseplate 11° - 29°

    The 252 Adjustable Baseplate fitting is for use on a ramp or slope. It is adjustable through 11-29 degrees, offering your handrail project versatility to your required specification.

    As with all our key clamp fittings, this is kept in good stock in our Bristol warehouse, and can be despatched quickly to help your project forwards.

  • Key Clamp 251 Adjustable Baseplate 30° - 45°

    The type 251 Adjustable Baseplate is an ideal option for the construction of a handrail on a slope or ramp. It is adjustable through 30-45 degrees, giving your project versatility.

    This fitting is kept in stock in our warehouse in Bristol, where our team of experts can quickly despatch stock so you can complete your handrail project as quickly as possible.

  • Key Clamp 256 Adjustable Cross 11°-29°

    The 256 Adjustable Cross is usually used on a ramp handrail to connect a midrail to an upright post. It is adjustable from 11 degrees to 29, so enables your handrail to be versatile to fit your requirements.

    At our warehouse in Bristol, we keep a good stock of this fitting on our shelves, and our team will be happy to pack and despatch your order quickly so your project remains on track!

  • Key Clamp 253 Adjustable Tee 11° - 29°

    The 253 Adjustable Tee fitting is perfect for your ramp handrail project. It is adjustable from 11 to 29 degrees, giving you more options and versatility for your handrail.

    This tee is kept in stock in our Bristol warehouse, where our team will ensure your order is packed and despatched promptly to allow your project to continue smoothly.

  • Grub Screw Cap

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  • Grub Screw Cap

    The Grub Screw Cap is a small push fit plastic insert which simply slots inside the grub screw to cover it, making it aesthetically pleasing.

    The embedded image shows the difference between grub screws with and without the cap.

    This product is available for sizes 1 - 5, and can be despatched quickly to finish off your handrail project satisfactorily.

Frequently asked questions

  • What do I need to install a key clamp handrail?

    Fortunately, key clamp handrail systems don’t require much equipment. Use our key clamp checklist below to make sure you have everything you need. 

    • An allen key (supplied free of charge with your order). 
    • Something to cut the tube with – ideally a metal cutting chopsaw, but a reciprocating saw, angle grinder or hacksaw can work too.  
    • A spirit level – magnetic is best  
    • An SDS drill  
    • An impact driver – useful for installing concrete fixings 
    • A tape measure and marker pen  

    Watch our video on how to install a key clamp handrail, or let us do the legwork and arrange installation for you. Get in touch for a quotation on this.

  • Does my handrail system need to be DDA compliant?

    If installed at a school, hospital or other building accessed by members of the general public, then yes, the handrail design is required by law to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Please note that standard key clamp handrails are not DDA compliant – that is a different type of handrail (a DDA handrail system).

    Read more about DDA compliance here or send your drawings, sketches or photographs to sales@eziklampsystems.com for a price on a DDA compliant handrail system.

  • At what height should a handrail be installed?

    Typically, a key clamp handrail is approximately 1–1.1m high

  • Can I build my key clamp handrail on a slope or staircase?

    There’s a wide range of key clamp fittings available to accommodate a slope, ramp or staircase if needed – e.g. ramp fittings adjustable between 0-11° (product codes 201 to 232); angled fittings designed for staircase handrails and steeper slopes; and swivel fittings able to accommodate almost any angle. View the full range here.

  • What lengths does the tubing come in? Can you cut to size?

    Tubes for key clamp handrails are stocked in 6.4m and 3.2m lengths. Please note that if your order is being delivered via courier, the 6.4m tubes will be trimmed down to 6.0m to fit on the van. We can cut the tube to bespoke lengths, just let us know your requirements.

  • How many upright posts will I need?

    For a key clamp handrail system, we recommend 1.5m spaces between posts. However, this can change depending on a few different factors, for example, if the handrail is used for edge protection on a drop. For specific advice on your project please give us a ring or send over your drawings and details to sales@eziklampsystems.com.

  • What size of tube will I need for my handrail?

    Tubes for key clamp handrails come in five different diameters, all suited to different applications. Key clamp actually has a variety of uses besides commercial handrails; see below for a quick guide on sizing and uses: 

    • Size 1. Not sturdy enough to use as a handrail. Used for:
      • Lightweight clothes rails
    • Size 2. Used for some handrails (most often where the rail will be used by an elderly person), plus:
      • Clothes hanging rails (the ideal size for a clothes hanger!) 
      • Lightweight furniture  
    • Size 3. The most common size for handrails – it’s sturdy and also the perfect size for the average person’s hand to hold onto. Used for: 
      • Lighter weight guardrails 
      • Furniture  
    • Size 4. The same size as a scaffold tube. Used for:
      • Heavy duty handrails
      • Commonly used for guardrails 
      • Furniture 
    • Size 5.  Very heavy duty – not recommended for use as a handrail; it’s too large for a person’s hand to comfortably hold. Used for:
      • Industrial handrail and crash barriers  
      • Trolley bays 

    Please note that the dimension used is the outside diameter of the tube.  

  • What's the finish on the key clamp fittings and tubes? Can I have a coloured finish?

    We stock our tube and fittings in a galvanised finish for quick despatch. However, if you need a coloured finish, we can sort this too. Key clamp handrail components can be sent off for polyester powder coating to any standard RAL colour – view the options here. 

    Please be aware powder coating will extend the lead time by approximately 10 working days.

  • Can you deliver?

    Yes – no matter where you are in the UK, we dispatch the items for your key clamp handrail promptly for delivery by our couriers. Or, if you’re local to the Bristol area, you may find it more convenient to pop in to our trade counter – all standard items are in stock for collection.

  • Can you price from my sketch or drawing?

    Yes – if all of the above seems like too much to think about right now, then let us do the thinking for you! Many people aren’t confident with working out the items they’ll need for a key clamp handrail, or just don’t have time, so we provide a take-off service. 

    Simply email us your sketch, photos or drawings and we will do the hard work for you, working out and quoting for everything you need. Email sales@eziklampsystems.com or call 0117 970 2420 if you have any questions.