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Stair Wall Rails
The handrails that fix to the walls at the side of a stair.

stair wall rails

Wall rails are mostly not mandatory in single residence units but the are used in public and semi-public stairs that are over a certain width.

stair wall rails

Wall rails must comply with the same height rules that the balustrade rails do.

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Wall rails are particularly important around sections of stairs that use winders. The slope angle in very steep towards the centre so people tend to walk around them toward the outer edge.

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