A recent inspection of a garage top dwelling brought about a point of interest – stairs. This stairwell has the right number of treads and risers, the size of each step meets the Building Code of Australia and it has a non-slip finish.
What is the issue from a certification point of view?
Let’s try the width of the stairs? They are less than 1 metre wide. Do they comply?
Yes, for domestic construction stairs can be less than one metre wide.
So, what is the issue?
Yes, that is correct!
The handrail is missing. Although there are walls on both side a continuous handrail is required on at least one side of the stairs from the landing at the top to the floor at the bottom.
Just another way Certifiers2U can help you.
Have a great week everyone.