In this lecture, we had to do the ‘big fat stair quiz’ the questions were based on the safety regulations of stairs and measurements. There was a bottle of wine for the person with the highest and second highest score, i scored 15 1/2 winning the quiz and the bottle of wine.

Concrete stairs can be formed into any shape

  • pre cast
  • in situ

concrete stairs

steel stairs can create open rises

steel stairs

Timber stairs can be made with open and closed rises

timber stairs

Glass stairs give a contemporary/ dramatic look, it can be made non slip and lights are added to the side to see the transparent step

glass stairs

In balustrade design the maximum gap has to be 100 mm to not risk a child getting stuck through.

balustrade height for a balcony max 1100 mm and for stairs 900 mm.



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