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Stairs & Ramps

When Is A Stairway A Stairway?

Where there are 2 or more continual steps (or risers), it is considered a stairway, and must comply with BCA D3.3(a)(ii) of the BCA, which states that all stairways (except a fire-isolated stairway – see below) must comply with Clause 11 of AS1428.1More

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How do internal stair handrails work with intermediate landings and required going (step) setbacks?

The intermediate (mid) landing on stairways needs to be extended to provide a setback to allow the handrail at the top of the first flight to extend the distance of one going, before turning 180 degrees and going up the second flight. More

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Accessible Adult Change Facilities Vs Changing Places BCA 2019

  • February 22, 2019
  • Alison Shiels

Accessible Adult Change Facilities are a new addition to the 2019 NCC BCA, Volume One which will be adopted by S...

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What is an Accessible Adult Change Facility? BCA 2019

  • February 15, 2019
  • Bruce Bromley

A major inclusion into the ‘Building Code of Australia’ is the provision of Accessible Adult Change...

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Stair Nosing Compliance, to Sue or not to Sue

  • December 27, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

There is nothing like the threat from a disgruntled stair nosing supplier to sue me if I do not retract...

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