Oct 04, 2012 8:27 am
Im having a house built and would like to know if handrail are a requirement and what are the regulations. The builder at the moment has put hand rails only half way up the stairs and im not liking it as it is not safe.
Just want to gather as much information before I hit him with the legal requirements.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Re: Hand Rail Regulations with stairs - Need Help2
Oct 07, 2012 10:18 am
understand your views but legislation did not provide for handrail for domestic buildings. changing now but in your case, i dont think the builder has to put handrails
Leighton Clark RBP at Clark New Homes
3D Designer Builder
Re: Hand Rail Regulations with stairs - Need Help3
Oct 07, 2012 6:59 pm
Anything over 1 meter requires hand rails.
heres some info - http://www.stairking.com.au/files/edito ... UIDE_2.pdf
Re: Hand Rail Regulations with stairs - Need Help4
Mar 14, 2014 5:57 pm
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