Railing Height For Interior Stair and Balcony

Question Icon
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?

User Icon
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"



User Icon
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.

User Icon
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.



Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

It appears you may be located in the US

TrustedPros is designed to deliver results targeted to your location.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.