(1) Stairways less than 44 inches in width may have one handrail or stair railing except that such stairways open on one or both sides shall have stair railings provided on the open side or sides. (2) Stairways having less than four risers need not have handrails or stair railings.

## Can a staircase be open on one side?

(1) Stairways less than 44 inches in width may have one handrail or stair railing except that such stairways open on one or both sides shall have stair railings provided on the open side or sides. (2) Stairways having less than four risers need not have handrails or stair railings.

### What is the minimum size landing for stairs?

36 inches
The minimum recommended stair landing length is 36″ (or a length and width sufficiently greater than the swing of the door if a wider door is present). This stairway landing or platform dimension is often also expressed as “a minimum of 36 inches in the direction of travel.”

What is the landing between stairs called?

An intermediate landing is a small platform that is built as part of stairs between main floor levels and is typically used to allow the stairs to change directions, or to allow the user a rest.

Is it illegal not to have a handrail on stairs?

Handrails are mandatory. Stairs should have a handrail on at least one side if they are less than one metre wide, and on both sides if wider than this.

## What is the maximum height a staircase could travel without a landing?

The 2021 IRC, R311. 7.3, states that a flight of stairs shall not have a vertical rise greater than 12 feet 7 inches (3835 mm or 151 inches) between floor levels or landings.

### What is half landing staircase?

A half landing staircase is a fantastic variation on the classic staircase. It provides a change from the standard staircase that is straight in its structure. This kind of staircases uses a flat platform midway up its ascent, giving you the chance to change direction and ascend or descend to a different point.

What are the regulations for stairs?

To comply with the Regulations, the minimum going should be 220mm, whilst the pitch of the staircase should not exceed 42°. When it comes to staircase width, there are no restrictions as such, but standard flights measure 860mm, and for a main staircase it is agreed that a width of between 800mm and 900mm works best.

What is an open plan staircase?

Open plan is a staircase with openings where there are normaly risers, Building regulations state you must not be able to pass a 100mm sphere through the opening, this is why we have either a Riser downstand or a Bar on the drawings below. Open Plan Staircases are more expensive than closed staircases as they take longer to manufacture than closed.

## What is a Preston staircase?

The Preston staircase is a luxury oak staircase with solid oak risers and heavier than standard oak treads. shown here in the heavier Preston 120 specification with 120mm newel posts. Look on Preston Oak Staircases.

### What kind of staircases are available in Oak?

Oak Closed string staircases at exeptional value. Traditional cut string staircase with contemporary stop chamfered balusters and newel posts. Oak Staircases with Vision Glass Balustrade . Available with Brackets or With the Glass recessed into Grooved Handrails.

How big are the strings on Boston oak stairs?

Boston Oak Openplan Staircase with Traditional Riser Downstands, 32mm Strings, 32mm Treads, 90mm Select Oak Newel Posts, 41mm Select Oak Balusters, STHR Select Oak Handrails. Treads and Riser Downstands are fully morticed into the Strings.