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Hi all,

Take a look at the pic attached. Do I need a railing and spindles on the left side of the staircase?

Thanks!!
Yes, even if leaving it off was within code it should be installed because it is just a matter of time before someone gets hurt.
 

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Definitely need a railing for safety and just to make it look finished. Not sure you have to go crazy with ornate spindles or anything. Depends on the look you can live with I guess. This looks to be a staircase to a finished basement or something?
 

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absolutely you need a rail. a proper rail system will also add to the beauty to the stair. I would put a s turn fitting around the wall and continue it all the way up the stairs.
 

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