Traditionally, the handrail of Lapeyre's Alternating Tread Stair is a close-fitting handrail with a 17" inside dimension. The close fitting handrail is an added safety feature, enclosing the body to provide additional upper body support.

However, some customers have indicated a need for additional space between the handrails. In response, Lapeyre Stair is now offering a "Straight" handrail option. Instead of narrowing partway down the stair, the handrail remains straight, giving an additional 3" between the handrail.

We still recommend the "Narrow" (Original) handrail for the added safety it provides. But if you need additional space, you may request the "Straight" handrail option. The description and dimensions for each rail is outlined in the chart below. The pricing does not change with the handrail option. Please call your customer service representative if you have any questions about which handrail you should use.

RAIL HEIGHT -- FROM TOP LANDING
INSIDE
HANDRAIL DIMENSION
OUTSIDE HANDRAIL DIMENSION
VIEW
DRAWINGS
Standard Narrow Handrail
(original rail)
42"
17"
23"
Standard Straight Handrail
(NEW wider rail)
42"
20"
23"
Optional Narrow Handrail
(original rail)
*For Roof Hatches
  • 5-3/4" Steel
  • 3-3/4" Aluminum
  • 17"
    23"
    Optional Straight Handrail
    (NEW wider rail)
    *For Roof Hatches
  • 5-3/4" Steel
  • 3-3/4" Aluminum
  • 20"
    23"
    Flush Handrail
    *Not Available in Aluminum
    0" - Terminates
    at Top Landing
    20"
    23"

    * View the HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS for each handrail option.

    * View drawings of each handrail type for each material and angle here "Technical Data - Dimensional Prints"