• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube

Railing Extension Requirements

Railing Extensions for Ramp Rails

Ramp handrails extend horizontally above the landing for 12 inches minimum beyond the top and bottom of the ramp runs.

ramp rail extension

Railing Extensions on Stairs

top extension on stairs

Top Extension on Stairs – Handrails extend horizontally above the landing for 12 inches minimum beginning directly above first riser nosing.

Handrails extend horizontally above the landing for 12 inches minimum beginning directly above first riser nosing.

Bottom Extension on Stairs – Handrails extend at the slope of the stair flight for a horizontal distance equal to one tread depth beyond the last riser nosing

Handrails extend at the slope of the stair flight for a horizontal distance equal to one tread depth beyond the last riser nosing.

Note: This is a relatively recent change. Some jurisdictions still require a tread depth plus 12″ beyond the last riser nosing

Extensions are measured based on continuously grippable area. Curved sections and radii are not to be included in the measurement.

Always confirm with local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to confirm applicability of any building code requirement.

Building on a 165-year legacy, Wagner is the go-to resource for metal fabricating and architectural railing expertise. More than just a manufacturer and worldwide supplier, our niche focus and local market knowledge enable us to innovate so we can better adapt to customer needs.

Accommodating to work with, Wagner lives to collaborate. Our customers rely on us to provide the best possible solution for any installation. Responsive to answering calls and quick to solve problems, we remain an active partner throughout projects and in building long-lasting relationships. As proud and knowledgeable metal workers, we’re passionate about helping our customers find a better, faster, and higher overall value solution. As the experts in code requirements, we work with you to help ensure your specifications and installations meet or exceed them, worldwide.

We communicate openly and honestly and fulfill the promises we make. By standing firmly behind our products and services, we’ve earned the trust of our customers, and that’s why they rely on us day in and day out. By investing in our company, we’ve stayed ahead of emerging trends and are now positioned to serve our customers well into the future.

Visit our e-commerce site to confirm availability and pricing on our products.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

eighteen + 7 =

Resources

View All »

LEGATO RAILING COLLECTION

Straightforward installation and the ability to customize your look.

Videos

Lighted Railing Installation

Installation instructions for Lumenrail®

Lighting

Cable Railing Installation

Learn about Ultra-tec® cable cutting, swaging measurements and how to install cable railing.

 

Installation