Determining the Space Between Deck Balusters

Sep 8th

Deck balusters – Guardrails protect people from falling down stairs and roofs. Building codes require handrails on stairs and decks that are more than 24 (60.96 cm) to 36 inches (91.44 cm) from the floor, depending on the municipality. The rails consist of a top rail and a bottom supported by balusters. The code specifies that the maximum spacing between each baluster is usually 4 inches (10.16 cm). The appropriate space prevents a sphere 4 inches (10.16 cm) pass between the deck balusters. Keep even space between the balustrades along the rail length, requires simple mathematical calculations and a good tape. Check with your local building permit to verify the specific codes for your area.

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1. Measure the distance between the two extreme poles that hold the top rail.

2. Make the width of the baluster to the maximum space allowed by your local building code.

4. Rounds the number up to obtain the required number of deck balusters. In this case the answer is 13, so it is not necessary to round, but if you get a result of 14.67, rounded up to the nearest whole number, in this case 15.

5. Multiply the number of balusters per the width of deck balusters. In this case, 13 multiplied by 1.5, is 19.5 inches (49.53 cm).