Anybody notice that their $700000 2019 house is missing handrails and guardrails? Very picturesque, though.
You’re supposed to stand way, far back when looking at anything created on hgtv
See that a lot. Especially on some British shows like Grand Design. Decks with no rails and narrow steep stairs with no handrails. Building codes must be very lax over there.
Not much of a house for 700 Gs!
Are you referring to this…
Yes, Roy. That’s it.
Here if I remember correctly railing is only required if the floor surface is 30" or more above grade.
30 inches is correct. This looks really close to the 30 but, of course, I can’t know for sure.
When I win it I’ll add railings before I sell it so the buyer’s inspector won’t write it up.
I count four risers. A handrail is required even if is is less than a 30" height to the porch or deck.
I was referring to the porch height to grade.
Yes, if each of the 4 risers is the 7.5 inch they’re supposed to be… 30 inches!
So was I. What did you think I meant?
On his webinar today, Ben G. Said that he calls out steps for lack of a handrail even if it is just one or two steps. He says that he is guided by safety concerns, not by minimum code.