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Old 05-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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Railing Around Stairwell - Code?


Hi....Can someone tell me the minimum height of a railing surrounding a stairwell on the second floor of a house? I am in Canada, so it may be different from the US. I know the railing height on the stairs themselves is 32-36" in Canada. Thanks! M

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Look at Guardrails, here:

http://www.hpo.bc.ca/PDF/BuilderInsight/BI2.pdf

You need to check your local code here:

http://www.about-building-in-canada....ing-codes.html

http://rapidlibrary.com/index.php?q=...code+of+canada

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Thanks GBAR...got what I need...railing on stairs 32-36" and on second floor around stairwell, it's 36" minimum.
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