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Key Sections
Introduction
BCA Requirements
Stairs
Handrails & Ballustrades
Balustrade Posts
Handrail connections
Durability
 
Related Links
Timber and Building Regulations
Technical Specifiers Guide
Non-domestic decks
Domestic decks
 
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Stairs, handrails and balustrades

Introduction
This application guide includes design issues, span tables and timber sizes for stairs, handrails and balustrades. A typical situation incorporating all three elements is shown in Figure 1.
 

Figure 1: Typical layout of stairs, handrails and balustrades
Stairs - Figure 1: Typical layout of stairs, handrails and balustrades

 

Acknowledgments
Timber Manual, National Association of Forest Industries Ltd., Canberra.
Timber Handrails and Balustrades, Australian Timber Importers Federation.
Residential Timber Decks, Timber Research and Development Advisory Council, Brisbane.
Project X Solutions, Engineering.