How High Should a Handrail Be?


A handrail should be mounted so that the top of the handrail measures 33-38 inches from the ground. Most handrails are mounted 36 inches from the ground but as long as it is within the tolerance it is acceptable.
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Stair handrails should be a certain height for safety and comfort. Stair handrails are in place so you have something to grasp while using the stairs. It is important to have the
Standard minimum railing height is 36" from finished floor, according the the IRC 2003 building code.
Approved document K of the latest building regulations state that a handrail should be no less than 900mm in height and up to 1000mm measuring from floor to top of hand rail......
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How High Should a Handrail Be
There isn't a person alive that hasn't experienced that heart stopping moment when you think you're about to slip or fall on a staircase. Without thinking, your hands automatically fly out to grab hold to something--anything--to stop the fall. If... More »
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