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Make sure stairs conform to Building Regs It is common to see images in UK publications of staircases that do not conform to UK Building Regs - stairs without balustrades or balustrades of an open design/vertical wires, for example. UK building regs are more stringent than those in mainland Europe. Staircases from these regions may not conform to UK standards. Most imported modular or kit staircases need some modification to get signed off by a building inspector. 

Richard McLane, technical director, Bisca

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