Building guard railing

The stair guard railing will need to be built to meet local building code requirements. This is a must and you must understand how to apply these building codes, to your guard rail construction.

Most stairway guard rail
s need to be a minimum of 42 inches high, measuring a vertical distance, from the tip of the stair tread nosing, to the top of the handrail. However, your community might use different measurements and these measurements should always be verified, before building the stairs.

The guard rail
should be constructed to prevent someone from falling over the side of the stairs or through it. Realistically, this is what I would refer to as common sense construction.

The guard railing should be planned out and built to maximize its strength.

Both sides of the stairway should be protected at all times, by a guard rail or wall.

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