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hillemaker

Australian Building Codes are ridiculously strict. Only 24 of these 42 staircases look like they'd pass them. Nanny state at its worst! In your own house you should be able to decide on your own need for safety levels. And some of these 'non-complying' designs look perfectly safe.

Having said that - while no 4. (the spiral staircase in Rome without ANY ballustrade or handrail) looks stunning, it's just a disaster waiting to happen. That's just an Architect being seflish. ;-P

   
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Monika Kryger

Beautiful!

   
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beachplace

Some stunning stairs , handrails optional ,its all about the aesthetics, just have to be extra careful using them, and in my experience people using circular stairs always hold on to the centre pole, its a shame the authorities think we have to be protected from ourselves

   

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