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DesignRail® Custom Aluminum Railings

If You're Searching For A Complete Railing System, Look No Further.

DesignRail® Aluminum Railing Frame Systems combine the durability of aluminum with innovative design details to ensure lasting beauty, structural integrity, and affordability while drastically reducing long term maintenance expenses. All rails and stanchions are made from high strength 6000-series aluminum extrusions that can be cut and assembled on site using pre-engineered components that snap and screw together. DesignRail® Aluminum Railing Systems are easily adaptable to any project: interior or exterior, commercial or residential. Simply choose the style options that are best for your project to custom design your railing.

  • Durable powder-coated finishes offer superior color retention, impact resistance, and weather protection.
  • Now in BOLD new colors: Express Yourself!
  • Available in an assortment of colors that meet rigorous AAMA-2604 coating specifications
  • Low maintenance with long use cycle: no rusting, cracking, peeling, or repainting
  • Detail drawings and 3-part specifications available, along with toll-free design assistance and technical support
  • Product contains recycled materials

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  • OVERVIEW
  • POSTS
  • TOP RAILS
  • FRAME COLORS
  • IN-FILL
  • ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Get acquainted with our DesignRail® product

Our aluminum railing systems are available in a wide range of standard and custom powder coat finishes with a variety of Top Rail design options as well as picket, glass or cable infill options. Click on one of the components below to learn more about Feeney's versatile aluminum railing systems.

1. Post options: view all

DesignRail: Post options

2. Top Rail styles: view all

DesignRail: Top Rail options

3. Frame colors: view all

DesignRail: Frame colors

4. Infill options: view all

DesignRail: In-fill options

DesignRail® Aluminum Posts

Posts are made from 2-3/8" square tube extrusions in three distinct cross-sectional profiles: Standard, Commercial Base Mount, and Heavy Duty. Each is specially engineered to provide optimal structural strength and design performance for specific usage and load conditions. Our customer service team will determine which posts are required based on the type of project and the railing design options selected.

Posts for horizontal railings come pre-cut for 36", 38" and 42" railing heights. Stair or custom posts must be cut to height in the field, and extrusions can be ordered in 10-ft or 20-ft lengths for that purpose. Posts also come pre-drilled for cables when using horizontal cable infill (except stair and ramp posts which must be field-drilled).

See post options and mounting options, below.

Post options

SQUARE POSTS

45° CORNER POSTS



Mounting options

FASCIA MOUNT

BASE MOUNT

FASCIA BRACKET MOUNT

STANCHION MOUNT

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DesignRail® Top Rails

Top Rails come in 6 styles and are sold in 10 and 20 foot lengths that can be trimmed to size in the field.

Square Top Rails (Series 150) and Graspable Top Rails (Series 100) are attached to the faces of the posts using Rail Connecting Blocks (RCBs).

Rectangular, Round, Elliptical, and Low-Profile Top Rails (Series 200, 300, 350 & 400) rest on the tops of the posts and are secured with stainless steel screws. Hand Rails (see Additional Items) with extensions are available as an accessory item to meet ADA and code hand rail requirements.

Top Rail options

SQUARE
(SERIES 100)

GRASPABLE
(SERIES 150)

RECTANGULAR
(SERIES 200)

ROUND
(SERIES 300)

ELLIPTICAL
(SERIES 350)

LOW-PROFILE
(SERIES 400)

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DesignRail® Colors

Durable, powder coated finishes adhere to AAMA-2604 coating specifications for superior color retention, impact resistance, and weather protection. Available in 13 standard colors and over 200 custom colors.

Express Yourself

with five BOLD new colors for DesignRail®.

Explore the creative possibilities.

MARGARITA GREEN

BLAZING BLUE

RED HOT RED

ORANGE YOU SASSY

NOT A MELLOW YELLOW

Frame colors

WHITE

GRAY

GREEN

BRONZE MATTE

BLACK

TAUPE

SILVER

CREAM

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DesignRail® In-fill

The basic infill options are illustrated below. However, we can also assist with custom infill such as textured, etched or decaled glass panels, special picket designs, or even wood strips or panels for solid barriers or fences—the Aluminum Railing System adapts.

All infill options require a Top Rail Insert and a horizontal Bottom Rail (Bottom Rails are optional for 36" and 38" high frames using horizontal cable infill). These support the railing infill and help reinforce the frame structure. Bottom Rails connect to the posts using Rail Connecting Brackets (RCBs) and Top Rail Inserts snap into the underside of the Top Rails. Each infill type has a specific corresponding Bottom Rail and Top Rail Insert design. Bottom Rails and Top Rail Inserts are available in 10-ft and 20-ft lengths that can be cut to size in the field.



In-fill options

TEMPERED GLASS

VERTICAL PICKETS

VERTICAL CABLES

HORIZONTAL CABLES

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Customize Your DesignRail® Railing: Additional Items

The DesignRail® line offers you more options to customize your unique railing installation. With the same high-quality construction and power coated finishes to match, you'll see why DesignRail® is the easy choice for a beautiful, durable solution for your railing needs.


Additional items

CUSTOM IN-FILL

HAND RAIL

GLASS GATE

INTERMEDIATE HORIZONTAL RAILS

LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTS

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Construct Your Railing Frame in 5 Basic Steps

DesignRail® Aluminum Railing Systems are designed to quickly screw and snap together on site with only a few basic tools. Detailed installation instructions are included with each order. Installation document links for the 4 infill choices are at the bottom of this page.



Basic Installation Steps

CableRail installation, step 1

Install Posts

Install the posts starting with the end and corner posts, continuing on to the intermediate posts.
CableRail installation, step 2

Attach Top Rails

Measure and cut the Top Rails and attach to posts using screws. If using Low-Profile (Series 400) Top Rail, also cut and screw on the wood/composite cap rail.
 
CableRail installation, step 3

Attach RCBs

If using Bottom Rails, screw the Rail Connecting Brackets (RCBs) to the posts for attaching the Bottom Rails.
CableRail installation, step 4

Prepare Infill Supports

Measure and cut Top Rail Insert and Bottom Rails for each panel section.



Infill Installation - Choose One

CableRail installation, step 5a

Picket Infill

Screw pickets to the Top Rail Insert and Bottom Rail, then lift the complete panel into position on the railing frame and screw in place.
CableRail installation, step 5b

Glass Infill

Attach Top Rail Insert and Bottom Rail to railing frame and insert vinyl liners. Lift the pre-cut panels into the Top Rail Insert, then lower into final position in Bottom Rail slot.
CableRail installation, step 5c

Horizontal Cable Infill

Screw intermediate pickets to Top Rail Insert and Bottom Rail (if using Bottom Rail), then lift into position on frame and screw in place. Lace cables through pre-drilled holes in posts and pickets, then tighten and trim.
CableRail installation, step 5d

Vertical Cable Infill

Screw intermediate pickets to Top Rail Insert and Bottom Rail and loosely attach cables. Lift entire panel into position on railing frame and screw in place. Tighten nuts at bottom for final cable tension.

Detailed Installation PDFs

 

How to order DesignRail®

  1. Carefully review: Read all the product information provided in our website under DesignRail®. If you have questions, please contact your local authorized DesignRail® dealer, or call our customer service department, 1-800-888-2418. You may download a quote request form from our site to gather all the information we need.
  2. Determine frame height: 36", 38", or 42".
  3. Decide post mountings: Fascia, base, fascia bracket, or stanchion mount.
  4. Select top rail:
    • Square (Series 100)
    • Graspable (Series 150)
    • Rectangular (Series 200)
    • Round (Series 300)
    • Elliptical (Series 350)
    • Low-Profile (Series 400)
  5. Choose infill: Aluminum picket, glass, horizontal cable, or vertical cable.
  6. Pick frame color: Choose from the 13 standard colors or call for custom colors.
  7. Review other items: Will you need stair hand rails, low voltage lights, or gates?
  8. Confirm details & prices: All railing projects are unique. Your local authorized DesignRail® dealer can help determine a list of the parts needed for your project and provide you with a price quote.
  9. Place your order: Please contact your local authorized DesignRail® dealer for order processing. Standard orders ship via common truck carrier, freight collect.

Note on packaging

All DesignRail® aluminum frames and components are carefully packaged to ensure that products arrive damage free. Top Rails, Bottom Rails, and Top Rail Inserts are shipped in special 12-ft and 21-ft boxes, and all posts and hardware items are boxed, wrapped, and shipped on standard pallets.


IMPORTANT NOTE

Building codes vary by state, county, and city, so be sure to consult with your local building department before starting your project.

 
 

DesignRail® Documents

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
pdf
DesignRail® Rail Kit Level Railings
DesignRail® Rail Kit Stair Railings
DesignRail® with Horizontal CableRail Infill
DesignRail® with Vertical CableRail Infill
DesignRail® with Picket Infill
DesignRail® with Glass Infill
Electrical Specs for DesignRail® Can Lights
DesignRail® Lighting Kits



WARRANTY
pdf
DesignRail® Kit Warranty
DesignRail® Warranty
DesignRail® Lighting Kit Warranty



SPECIFICATIONS
pdf
doc
DesignRail® 3-Part Specifications
Lighting - 24V 35W Driver Specification Sheet
Lighting - 24V 40W MAGNETIC DIMMABLE DRIVER Specification Sheet
Lighting - 24V 60W Driver Specification Sheet
Lighting - 24V 96W Driver Specification Sheet
Lighting - 24V 96W MAGNETIC DIMMABLE Driver Specification Sheet
Lighting - AC Power Cable Specification Sheet
Lighting - Mini Terminal Junction Box Specification Sheet
Lighting - Remote Control Inline LED Dimmer Switch Specification Sheet
Lighting Driver & Dimmer Compatibility
 



MAINTENANCE
pdf
DesignRail® Kit Care and Maintenance
DesignRail® Maintenance



DRAWINGS - DESIGNRAIL®
pdf
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DesignRail® with Horizontal CableRail Infill with Bottom Rail
DesignRail® with Horizontal CableRail Infill with No Bottom Rail
DesignRail® with Vertical CableRail Infill
DesignRail® with Picket Infill
DesignRail® with Glass Infill
DesignRail® Mounting Detail - Base Mount
DesignRail® Mounting Detail - Fascia Mount
DesignRail® Mounting Detail - Fascia Mount Bracket
DesignRail® Mounting Detail - Stanchion Mount to Wood
DesignRail® Mounting Detail - Stanchion Mount to Steel
DesignRail® Mounting Detail - Intermediate Picket Base Mount
DesignRail® Mounting Detail - Intermediate Picket Fascia Mount
Cap Rail - Series 150 Graspable Cap Rail for Stairs
Cap Rail - Series 200 Rectangular Cap
Cap Rail - Series 300 Rounded Cap
Cap Rail - Series 350 Elliptical Cap
Cap Rail - Series 400 Low Profile Cap for Wood
Extrusion Pattern - Standard Post
Extrusion Pattern - Intermediate Picket
Grab Rail & Bracket Detail
Stair Detail - Standard Cap Rail with Grab Rail (CableRail Infill)
Stair Detail - Series 150 Cap Rail (CableRail Infill)



DRAWINGS - LIGHTING
pdf
Lighting Assembly Components - Top Rail
 
Lighting Power Components - Constant Voltage Drivers
 
Lighting Power Components - Dimmable Drivers
 
Lighting Wiring Diagram - Top and bottom rails
 



3D MODELS (SketchUp) - DESIGNRAIL®
SKP
DesignRail with Glass Infill
DesignRail with Glass Infill, Fascia Mount
DesignRail with Glass Infill, Stairs
DesignRail with Horizontal Cable Infill
DesignRail with Horizontal Cable Infill, Fascia Mount
DesignRail with Horizontal Cable Infill, Stairs
DesignRail with Picket Infill
DesignRail with Picket Infill, Fascia Mount
DesignRail with Vertical Cable Infill
DesignRail with Vertical Cable Infill, Fascia Mount
DesignRail with Vertical Cable Infill, Stairs