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What is standard height for a hand rail?


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April 25, 2014 5:49PM

It may be different for a balcony or deck hand rail and a stair rail but for stairs, the ideal height is 33" with an acceptable range of 3". In other words it can be anywhere between 30" and 36" above the nose of the tread to the top of the rail. But if you want to be sure and be "legal" in your area, check with the local building inspector.