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[Florida Code Talk] residential guard rail height
Steve Roland steven_t05 at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 12 11:54:16 EDT 2008


Here is the answer right out of the FBCR.  I know that the question was for guardrail but, I enclosed the requirement for handrail as well.
 
R311.5.6.1 Height.Handrail height, measured vertically from the sloped plane adjoining the tread nosing, or finish surface of ramp slope, shall be not less than 34 inches (864 mm) and not more than 38 inches (965 mm).
 
 
R312.1 Guards required.Porches, balconies or raised floor surfaces located more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor or grade below shall have guards not less than 36 inches (914 mm) in height. Open sides of stairs with a total rise of more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor or grade below shall have guards not less than 34 inches (864 mm) in height measured vertically from the nosing of the treads.Porches and decks which are enclosed with insect screening shall be provided with guards where the walking surface is located more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor or grade below.
 
Hope this helps,
 
Steve
 
 



> From: glenmast at comcast.net> To: JCUSTER5 at tampabay.rr.com; codetalk at myfloridacode.com> Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 21:10:18 -0400> Subject: Re: [Florida Code Talk] residential guard rail height> > SFR is 36'' guardrail height unless you are building in the > HighVelocityHurricaneZone (aka Dade and Broward counties)> For some dumb reason they require 42''. (perhaps people in that region > like to stand on their balconies during hurricanes?)> > glen mast> > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jay Custer" <JCUSTER5 at tampabay.rr.com>> To: <codetalk at myfloridacode.com>> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 6:52 PM> Subject: [Florida Code Talk] residential guard rail height> > > > is the height for guard rail 36" or 42" on single family residential?> > section 1012 of Florida building code calls for 42" with a exception for > > r-3> > regarding steps. Section r312 of Florida residential building code calls > > for> > 36". It seems that I can use 36" for a single family home, but I am told I> > need 42". Any info would be helpful.> >> >> > _______________________________________________> > CodeTalk mailing list> > CodeTalk at myfloridacode.com> > Unsubscribe or change your options at:> > http://myfloridacode.com/mailman/listinfo/codetalk > > _______________________________________________> CodeTalk mailing list> CodeTalk at myfloridacode.com> Unsubscribe or change your options at:> http://myfloridacode.com/mailman/listinfo/codetalk
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