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Child Safety First: Installing Stair Gates for Kids

20240623 2146 01 West Handyman

At West Handyman, we prioritize child safety above all else. Recently, we installed wooden safety gates on the stairs in a lovely home in Shepherd’s Bush. These gates are designed to prevent children from climbing the stairs on their own, reducing the risk of falls and injuries.

Why Kids Stair Safety Gates Matter

As any parent knows, children are natural explorers. While this curiosity is wonderful for their development, it can also lead to risky situations – especially around stairs. A well-installed safety gate provides peace of mind, allowing children to safely navigate the home while giving parents a moment to breathe easy. By taking proactive steps like installing stair gates, you’re creating a safer environment for your children to grow and thrive.

Our Recent Project

For this Shepherd’s Bush family, we installed wooden safety gates at the bottom of their staircase. Wooden gates offer a classic look that blends well with most home decors while providing sturdy protection.

The Installation Process

  1. Gather the right tools: Drill, screwdriver, level, pencil, and measuring tape.
  2. Take precise measurements: We carefully measured the width of the stairway opening to ensure a perfect fit.
  3. Use the included template: Many quality gates come with a template for marking screw holes. This ensures accurate placement.
  4. Install mounting brackets: We securely attached the brackets to the wall studs or banister.
  5. Hang and adjust the gate: Once the brackets were in place, we hung the gate and made any necessary adjustments for a smooth operation.

Tips for Parents

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions precisely.
  • Regularly check the gate for any loose screws or wear and tear.
  • Remember that gates are not a substitute for supervision – always keep an eye on your little ones.


Disclaimer: All tips and information provided in this post are for informational purposes only. Always consult with a professional and follow manufacturer guidelines when installing safety equipment in your home.

Need help childproofing your home? Don’t hesitate to reach out to West Handyman for expert installation services!

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