(5)a Communal Stairs

Principal access stairs should provide easy access in accordance with the specification below, regardless of whether or not a lift is provided.


Required specification for Criterion 5a – Communal Stairs

Communal stairs providing a principal access route to a dwelling regardless of whether or not a lift is provided should be easy going, with:

  • Uniform rise not exceeding 170mm.
  • Uniform going not less than 250mm.
  • Handrails that extend 300mm beyond the top and bottom.
  • Handrails height 900mm from each nosing.
  • Step nosings distinguishable through contrasting brightness.
  • Risers which are not open.





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