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.
Attention: Don't forget to check with your local building department to verify any building codes on this website. This information could be incorrect or outdated.
- One Handrail Entry Stairs
- Continuous Stairway Handrailing
- Lower Handrail Extension
- Upper Handrail Extension
- Gripable Handrail Size
- Gripable Handrail Height
- Gripable Stair Banisters
- Stairways Requiring Only One Hand Rail
- Stairways Requiring Hand Rail on Each Side
- Three or More Handrails for Wide Stairways
- Maximum Handrail Projection
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