JELD-WEN understand the complexities of projects when it comes to designing and installing staircases. Outlined below are the various Building Regulation requirements which need to be adhered to depending upon the use of the building and the context of the staircases.
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APPROVED DOCUMENT B
Stairs in some situations must be fire resistant. We provide fire resisting stairs certified by the LPCB (Loss Prevention Certificate Board) and we are the first volume stair manufacturer to be certified by the LPCB.
APPROVED DOCUMENT E
RESISTANCE TO PASSAGE OF SOUND
Stairs are subject to sound insulation requirements, we offer a rubber matting which is applied to the underside of the staircase.
APPROVED DOCUMENT K
PROTECTION FROM FALLING COLLISION AND IMPACT
Approved Document K determines the height and depth of the steps, this will vary depending upon the type of building and will also impact on the pitch and overall length of a staircase.
APPROVED DOCUMENT M
ACCESS AND FACILITIES FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
The steps of a staircase must be wider and lower and must not have any trip hazards such as nosing’s. There must also be a continuous handrail on each side.
Please note, Building Regulations are subject to local interpretation by the Building Control Officer and you should always check you meet the requirements of your local authority.
You can find your Local Authority by entering your postcode at www.labc.uk.com