Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Gripable Handrail

Most building codes require stairways to have at least one gripable handrail, but there are some exceptions. Gripable handrails are required to be a specific size and distance from the stair treads nosing.

The gripable handrail provides people with something to hold on to, while using the stairs. I could only imagine, how many potential accidents have been avoided, simply by having something to hold onto, while walking up and down a stairway.

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