Graphical Construction Glossary >> stairs. >> Balustrade Rules
The sketches on this page refer to the Australian BCA for single use domestic dwellings, as of 2010 and I show it here only as an illustration of what to expect. Your regulations may differ slightly.
A continuous balustrade or other barrier must be provided along the side to any roof accessible by the public, any stairway or ramp, any floor, corridor, hallway, balcony, deck, verandah, mezzanine, access bridge or the like and along the side of a path of access to a building, if -
The Height of the balustrade or other barrier must be
Note the rule above that mentions balustrades to windows. This old stair would not comply. The window opening needs protection.
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