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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Court rules that owners corps must not discriminate

  • July 14, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

The recent Supreme Court of Victoria ruling makes clear that Victorian owners corporations are required...

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Expert Judgement in Access could leave you open to a lawsuit

  • May 14, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

The use of ‘Expert Judgement’ when assessing a Performance Solution in regard to disability access can leave practitioners open to potential claims under the DDA. Th...

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Disability Access and the New Building Regulations 2018 (Vic Only).

  • May 14, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

Under the new Victorian Building Regulations introduced June 2, 2018, Regulation 38 states: “Building s...

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