The Standard Step Height - UK Regulations

The Standard Step Height - UK Regulations

Published on Tuesday 16th March 2021

The standard step height you require depends on your answers to the following questions: Does it need to comply with step regulations? Are the steps for private use?

The standard step height you require depends on your answers to the following questions: Does it need to comply with step regulations? Are the steps for private use?

 

UK Step Regulations

The standard step height Doc M of the building regulations states that steps must have a height between 150-170mm. This a requirement for all types of buildings, including: 

  • Domestic dwellings
  • Public buildings & spaces
  • Temporary & permanent structures.

As well as the height, you must also consider:

For public buildings, the minimum step width is 1200mm (Doc M. Vol 2. Page 19 1.26e / BS8300-1. Page 36)

For both public and domestic buildings, the steps must have a depth of 280-425mm. Plus, A handrail is required if there are three or more risers.

It is recommended that steps have a rail on each side to support users with limited use of one half of their body. 

If you have any questions regarding the step regulations, please speak to our in-house expert. Simply email: [email protected] or phone: 01424 714646.  

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Steps For Private Use

If the steps are being purchased privately, you can design the system to suit your personal needs. However, if you are acquiring steps through a council grant, then they must comply with the regulations surrounding access to dwellings. 

Modular Step Installations

We have over 20 years of experience installing modular steps across the UK for private and public buildings.

Unlike concrete steps, modular systems can be reused and reconfigured to suit different applications. Plus, once the installation is complete, modular steps can be used instantly.  

Previous step installations:

Eltham, London

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Wakefield

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Fully Compliant Access Steps, Amgen

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COVID-19 Testing Site, Accrington

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