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wfrances Wed 07-Nov-12 16:31:29

hi all, were installing dado rail up the stairs,weve reached the wall between 2 door frames which is very thin approx 10cm ,do we leave it ,or rail it?

PolterGoose Wed 07-Nov-12 16:52:01

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7to25 Wed 07-Nov-12 17:41:26

Rail it

wendybird77 Wed 07-Nov-12 18:48:52

Rail it.

Katisha Wed 07-Nov-12 18:51:25

Rail it.
Always called dildo rail in this house...

PhyllisDoris Wed 07-Nov-12 18:59:21

Rail. Deffo.

BirdyArms Wed 07-Nov-12 19:02:20


betterwhenthesunshines Wed 07-Nov-12 19:06:59

Rail, otherwise when you paint or wallpaper something different above and below, you won't have anywhere to stop!

AgentProvocateur Wed 07-Nov-12 19:08:39

Dildo rail in this house too, Katisha.

OP, rail.

SoupDragon Wed 07-Nov-12 19:09:48


And Dildo.

wfrances Wed 07-Nov-12 19:16:21

just railed,thanks
but what do you do the wall where theres a handrail?
no rail
rail and handrail
remove handrail and rail instead

Katisha Wed 07-Nov-12 20:34:46

Do you need a handrail?

wendybird77 Wed 07-Nov-12 22:25:30

I'd rail and handrail - doesn't the handrail sit higher than the dado rail anyway? It does in our stair. The important thing is that there is flush rail at the same height on both sides of the stairs. IMO.

wfrances Thu 08-Nov-12 13:47:54

not ours
dado is at 1metre
handrail 87-93 cms so it will sit just below.its only on the turn wall at the top of the middle landing, so is quite small.
think ill get rid.

PigletJohn Thu 08-Nov-12 14:20:30

you can get wooden handrail that screws to the wall (no brackets) which would fulfill the dado rails purpose where a handrail is needed. It is shaped so the top part that you grip stands away from the wall.

I say Chair Rail not dado rail. It prevents chairs from bruising the plaster in a dining room, restaurant, conference room, ballroom etc. and is positioned to suit the chairs you have.

wendybird77 Thu 08-Nov-12 15:00:31

We say chair rail in the US too (at least where I'm from).

wfrances Thu 08-Nov-12 18:02:46

piglet john- thats whats there,but it doesnt cover the whole wall, but we could remove existing and replace fully across the wall at dado height.

7to25 Fri 09-Nov-12 09:45:42

Just got back to this.
Dado rail should be at the same height as the handrail ie mirror it as you come up the stairs.
Rarely do I have chairs on the stairs.

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