Plan a stair railing

When planning the banister, especially rules are to be observed. Although it is not mandatory for each stair a banister, but the accident statistics speak a clear language. In order to be on the safe side, however, the otherwise prescribed rules should be observed.

A banister is always useful and creates security

Under certain conditions and also depending on the respective federal state, the obligation to banisters may not apply. Nevertheless, you should not take this as an opportunity not to plan a banister. The accident statistics clearly show that falling stairs are among the most common causes of accidents in the private sphere.

The regulations for use and building size

However, in privately used buildings that do not have more than two units, it is not necessary to meet these requirements to the maximum. The minimum requirements for planning are quite sufficient. Accordingly, the minimum height of the reinforcement (stair railing or masonry stair railing or parapet) should be 90 cm.

The handrail inside and out

Incidentally, in buildings where work is being done and which are open to the public, it must be 110 cm. The handrail must be mounted at least on the inside. Outside, an external handrail is needed if the staircase exceeds a certain stairwell (2 m). If the staircase is wider than 1.50 m, a handrail must also be installed outside.

Requirements for the handrail

Of course, the handrail should not pose any risk of injury. In addition, he should also be ergonomically optimally shaped. For a wooden handrail this would require a diameter between 4.5 and 6 cm, otherwise from 2.5 cm. The conventional stair railings, which consist of wood, glass, metal, plastic or a combination thereof, also consist of several components:

  • post
  • handrail
  • Filling (between the posts)

The distances of the fill bars

When filling come again the most diverse materials and shapes in question. Typical would be bars. If bars with open spaces are actually used, the distances from one to the next fill bar should not be more than 18 cm. If children are in the house, a distance of 12 cm should not be exceeded. If you later want to make your stair railing child safe, please follow the link to get more information.

Certainly a good feeling

If you have now equipped and planned your staircase as we have described here, you are always on the safe side - even in the event of an accident.

Tips & Tricks

The data explained here are only conditionally valid. For example, the data for stair railing height refers to stairs that are no more than 12 m high. It is also advisable to plan a podium every three meters for stairs that are at least twice the height above 3 m. All data correspond to the information according to DIN 18065.

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