STAIRS

Friday, May 25, 2018

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about STAIRS:

What is the minimum headroom clearance for stairs?

Is a landing always required at the top and bottom of stairs? 

What is the building code for the minimum height of stair steps (risers)? 

When is a nosing required on a stair tread?

What is the building code requirement for receptacle outlets at stairs and stair landings?  

Are open stair risers acceptable?

What is the steepest residential stair allowed?

Why is a single step dangerous in a house?

When is a railing required at stairs?
 
 
 Do I need stairs at all exit doors from a mobile home? 

The stairs feel too steep. What's the building code? 

• What do home inspectors check when inspecting stairs?

• What is the longest stair run allowed? 

• What is the lighting requirement for stairs?

• A light is required over a stair after how many steps/risers? 

• When is safety glass required for windows at stairs and stair landings?

• What is the difference between a handrail and a guardrail? 

Can a door swing out over the top of interior stairs without a landing?

What are the building code requirements for a handrail at stairs?

• When are solid risers required on stairs? 

How many exterior steps require a handrail? 

What are the standard treads and risers for a regular stairs in a house?

• How many stairs before you need a landing? 

How many lumens are required at stairs in a home?

• What is code for stair risers? 

Do all stair risers have to be the same height?

• Do all stair treads have to be the same size? 

Is a stair nosing required by code?

• What are the minimum dimensions of a stair landing? 

Do stair tread edges have to be rounded?

• How far should stair nosing stick out?  

• Is 45 degrees too steep for a stair?

• When is a handrail required on both sides of stairs? 

What is a grippable handrail?

• How long should a handrail be on stairs? 

Do handrails have to return to the wall?

• What is the average life expectancy of exterior wood stairs? 

What is the average life expectancy of interior stairs or steps?

What is the average life expectancy of concrete or steel exterior stairs or steps? 

 

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