What Design Factors Need To Be Considered For Stair Balustrades?

11 June 2013

When a balustrade is provided for a stair or a landing it is usual for it to perform two functions: to provide a handrail and a guarding or protection from falling. However, within the various documents providing guidance to the Building Regulations handrails and guarding to a stair are treated separately (not as one unit), although it is permitted for handrails to form the top of guarding as long as the requirements of the guarding and the handrail are each fulfilled...

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