Need help for railing the curved stairs going to basement to meet the code

ctudoranApril 28, 2013
The curves of the stairs are wonderful, offering different views from different angles and want to make it a focal point of the basement. I removed the walls of the stairs well to bring more light in. Now I face the problem of meeting the 4" gap required by code.
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First idea that comes to mind is glass or perspex; or you can add netting or even poles from top to bottom which is quite dramatic (in perspex it with LED lights would be stunning)
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    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 1:37AM
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glass would be ideal but costly option.

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    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 5:48AM
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I know got a quote for $14,000 !!!
    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 7:43AM
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Have you thought about perspex? It is much less expensive than glass and has gotten much better in recent years... worth exploring it - you could knock off some 0s at the end!
    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 8:53AM
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You can keep most of the light, and meet both code and budget restrictions with a metal railing. For example:
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The concept can be achieved using more budget oriented pieces.
The style can be adjusted to match your overall design.
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I considered Acrylite and I got this 14K quote from the stair manufacturer. I will look into Prespex, Thank you !!
    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:54AM
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