More than twenty years ago, Fitts embarked in a passion project to research stair building techniques throughout the United States. The driving force was to find common methods that were used to install stair railings in residential settings, as well as educate ourselves and share this wealth of knowledge with our customer base. The final work was entitled the “Stair Installation Instruction Manual.” Stair building is a unique trade and is very regional as it relates to methods and characteristics. We hope that it will provide useful insight and direction for your next stair project.


While this manual and the steps outlined describe accepted practices in the industry, Fitts Industries, Inc. cannot be held responsible for the installation of specific staircases. Users of this manual are urged to follow building code requirements to ensure the structural integrity of all products.

*All products and projects in this manual are for interior staircase and interior staircase components only.