Composite decking – building regulations part two

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What building regulations do I have to comply with when constructing a composite decking?

The key points for constructing steps are that the riser plus the going (2R+G) should be between 550 and 700mm.

Handrails should be provided to at least one side if the stairs is less than 1 metre wide. For stairs wider than 1 metre handrails should be provided to both sides.There is no need for handrail beside the bottom 2 steps of a stairs.

For domestic situations the handrail should be set at a minimum height of 900mm on both stairs and landings.For public situations the handrail should be set at a minimum height of 900mm on stairs and 1100mm on landings.

There should be no opening in the balustrade that would allow the passage of a 100mm sphere.

The maximum pitch for a domestic stairs is 42° and between 33° and 38° for a public stairs depending on its use.

For any further information please call one of our helpful staff on 0800 799 9082.

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