STRUCTURAL
& DESIGN

Criteria 5 –
Washroom Wall
Reinforcements

“How To”
Details

How To Details

Criteria 5 – Washroom Wall Reinforcements: Reinforced with 2×12” solid lumber in all washroom tub, shower, and toilet locations.

With the emerging seniors market and the staggering statistics about young children and seniors accidents, it makes sense to reinforce the top of the stairs so that a strong gate can be installed at any time in the future.

The reinforcing should be like the reinforcing for the safety bars in the bathroom locations.

Simply install 2×12” solid lumber 36 inches to centre from the finished floor height at one or both sides on the top of all stairwells.