How to Detail Interior Step-Ups

John and Matthew look at how “Step-Ups” can be used as architectural details in a home.

Today’s Slides:

  • Steve in Van

    Love the teak step introducing softness and warmth to the otherwise hard surfaces.  Great idea!

    I’m reading elsewhere that international code requires a handrail when you have more than one riser.  Is that so?  And what qualifies as a handrail in these cases?

  • Dave

    Steve, typically in a part 9 residential building, if there is 2 or less risers (indoor), you do not heed a handrail. BCBC
    On outdoor stairs, if you have 3 risers or less, no handrail is required. BCBC