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UK Stair Regulations

Posted on Sun January 13th 2019 by James Speke

When building, amending or renovating your staircase – care needs to be taken to adhere to the latest versions of UK building regulations – not only for reasons of compliance but for reasons the health & safety of whoever uses your stairs. Below, is a brief overview of the exact specifications and regulations.

  • Building inspectors require no nosings on stairs in offices, flats or other public areas. This is to eliminate some of the biggest risks of tripping.
  • All steps must have the same size rising, to ensure a predictable journey up and down the stairs!
  • Stairs in domestic properties and private properties should pitch at 42-degree maximum. In public areas, there should be a minimum of a 38-degree nosing, and in general access areas – 33-degrees is the maximum.
  • A headroom of two metres is also required at all points of a staircase

If you have any questions about some of the most common UK Stair regulations – please do just get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.