+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,689
    Thanks
    712
    Thanked
    668
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We lived in a 3bdr townhouse before we bought and it had a spiral staircase in the middle of the house and then a second outside set coming off the main bedroom with a little balcony.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    3,422
    Thanks
    4,795
    Thanked
    2,789
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I built a house in Qld 2 years ago and it has one staircase - it was a massive house too. The house in Qld I'm currently renting has one staircase. All of the show homes I've seen have one staircase. All of the house plans I looked through to decide which to built had one staircase.

    So I'm going with one!

  3. #13
    SuperGranny's Avatar
    SuperGranny is offline Worlds best grandma! Winner 2012 - Most Helpful Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    sunshine coast qld
    Posts
    6,840
    Thanks
    6,120
    Thanked
    3,306
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    also we owned a townhouse in northgate, (Brisbane suburb) and it had only the internal staircase. every townhouse in the whole complex only had one internal staircase. thinking perhaps, when we built, that was before the smoke alarm legislation was in place, so perhaps that is the answer. outside fire escape or smoke detectors. ?? marie

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mackay
    Posts
    6,940
    Thanks
    908
    Thanked
    2,991
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Wow ok may qld is different lol... i have never been to a high set home with only 1 set of stairs- every place has had 2, either 2 outside (back and front) or 1 inside and 1 outside. Maybe its a qld thing (especially older homes). Definitely doesnt seem to be anything other than a convenience thing though.

    Actually thinking about it, one of my uncles is a builder so will ask my grandad to ask him.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mackay
    Posts
    6,940
    Thanks
    908
    Thanked
    2,991
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    also we owned a townhouse in northgate, (Brisbane suburb) and it had only the internal staircase. every townhouse in the whole complex only had one internal staircase. thinking perhaps, when we built, that was before the smoke alarm legislation was in place, so perhaps that is the answer. outside fire escape or smoke detectors. ?? marie
    Actually Marie you raise a point I hadn't even though of... i didnt see a single smoke detector in the house!!

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    768
    Thanks
    660
    Thanked
    1,022
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Staircase- legal requirements qld

    My family are all in construction, including a father who is a builder and a brother in town planning (as well as a Q. Carpenter) here in Qld.

    There is no legal requirement for a domestic property to have two stair cases. Commercial properties that house multiple tenants (eg boarding houses, hostels, hotels etc) however do have extra conditions because of some recommendations made after some fires (think Childers backpackers, Brisbane hostel fires from a few years ago).
    Last edited by Blinky76; 03-09-2015 at 14:06.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Blinky76 For This Useful Post:

    SheWarrior  (03-09-2015)

  8. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    3,377
    Thanks
    337
    Thanked
    1,027
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Queenslander here, our place only has one set of stairs.
    I understand his logic but what if both were blocked anyway?

  9. #18
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    146
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked
    77
    Reviews
    0
    I would feel better with 2. I rented a highset in Qld a while back that only had stairs at the front, always thought it was a bit dodgy.

    The Australian Standards are the legislation you'd refer to. Google Saiglobal for access to them.

  10. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,439
    Thanks
    710
    Thanked
    533
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Generally it is only the older houses in Qld that have 2 sets. Our old 60s/70s house had 2, as did the rest in the area. But not many new builds would.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Legal movie downloads/hire
    By 2BlueBirds in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-06-2015, 21:33
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-10-2014, 19:52
  3. No father on Birth certificate, legal implications
    By harper14 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 14-10-2014, 14:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
The Fix Program Sydney CBD and BroadwayPregnancy and women's health physio, pregnancy and new mum Pilates classes taught by our physios for you and bub. ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Ivf/icsiIVF Newbies - What you want to know
Baby girl names!Choosing Baby Names
The Handmaids Tale Season 2Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Prolapse??Postnatal & General Women's Health Chat
Names like Anne etcChoosing Baby Names
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›