Railing Height For Interior Stair and Balcony

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Posted by: from Guelph
5/5/2012 at 11:33:06 PM

What is the code for the height of a railing/guard for interior stairs and 2nd floor balcony in Guelph ON?

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time5/6/2012 at 9:07:52 AM

Good morning Andrew

Double check with your city planning department.

Interior stair railing heights are at 35.5" to 38" and 2nd level deck railing is 42"



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Andrew in Guelph
Date/Time5/6/2012 at 6:24:48 PM

Hi Dave,

Thank you for a prompt reply. The balcony railing is an interior balcony. Does that make a difference?

I have been checking friend's stairs/balcony railings and most of them are in the 36" range but the houses are all 5+ yrs old. Even the interior balcony railings are 36" high.

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time5/7/2012 at 7:50:22 AM

Hi Andrew

The railing should be at 42" high for a 2nd story interior hallway or loft that over looks the 1st floor.



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