Stairs shall be free from damage and unsightly marks.

Staircases should be protected to prevent damage and unsightly marking during construction.

When storing staircases, they should be:

  • stacked on bearers
  • suitably protected from the weather.

Timber staircases should be fixed in place only when the building is weathertight.

Staircases, stair treads, nosings, balustrades and handrails may be protected with timber strips, plywood or building paper.