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Residential Code requirement for light at stairs

The 2012 International Residential Code (R311.7.9) requires the illumination of both indoor and outdoor stairs, and refers the reader to (R303.7)*. This section of the code requires an artificial light source in the immediate vicinity of a landing or stairway. … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for handrail

The residential building code (R311.7.8) requires the use of a single handrail when there are four or more risers on a continuous run. The minimum installation height of the handrail is 34 inches while the maximum height is 38 inches. … Continue reading

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