What is 2R G?

Determining the Going / Run As indicated in the regulations above, a normal relationship between the dimensions of the rise and going is: Twice the Rise plus the Going (2R + G) should be between 550mm and 700mm.

What is the ideal stair rise and run?

On a main stair, the maximum rise should be no more than 8 1/4 inches and the minimum run should be no less than 9 inches. To determine how many steps, or treads, you need, measure from the top of the finished floor on the lower level to the top of the finished floor on the upper level.

Do you need a handrail for 2 steps?

Handrails are an important element of stair safety. The building code does not refer to the number of “steps” but it does require a handrail when there are two or more “risers”. For clarification, a “riser” is the vertical portion of a stair. The “tread” is the top of a step.

How many steps is 8 feet?

Stair Rise for 8-Foot Ceilings An 8-foot ceiling will need 14 treads. Divide 96-inches (8-feet) by 7-inches to get 13.71 treads, and round up to 14. In this case, you would not round down as you would have one step that is too tall.