need a new Staircase ?
find some notes from Approved Document K of the Building Regulations 1992:
Stairs, Ramps and Guards gives
provisions for stairways in the design and building of stairways which
form part of the
BS585 Part 1 1989: Woodstairs
covers specifications for stairs with closed risers for domestic use,
Institutional and assembly
stairs serving a place where a substantial number of people will gather,
with a maximum
Other stairs covers all other types of buildings, with a maximum rise of 190mm and a minimum going of 250mm.
The normal relationship between
the dimensions of the rise and going can be expressed as detailed in Approved
Pitch the angle between
the pitch line (notional line connecting nosings) and the horizontal.
The maximum pitch for
Height of handrails
Approved Document K states that flights should have a handrail on at least
one side if they are
It is also a Building Regulations
requirement that no openings in any balustrading should allow the passage
note this is not a full representation of the building regulations on
staircases and Stairplan take no responsability for any staircases
Here are some Links to pages out of The Building Regulations Document K.
4 .This is a short introduction to Document K.