Deck railing must be installed on your decking, so it will not compromise the safety of any individual on the decking. Deck railing codes are vital to protect the integrity of your deck and provide the utmost levels of safety for yourself and your guests whilst enjoying your outdoor entertainment area. Deck railing installation’s primary purpose is for safety. The guidelines set out the minimum required deck railing height and that other specified regulations are met. Decker’s Deck complies with the Ontario Residential Deck Railing Code at all times. The height code and other requirements for deck railing in Ontario, Canada are based on previous building experience and the region’s climate. The specific deck railing code requirement is that the space between the deck’s surface and the bottom deck rail should not be more than 4 inches (four inches). Stair Railing height should measure from the nosing of the top rail to the bottom of the railing at least 34 inches (thirty-four inches). Depending on your jurisdiction, for Ontario, the deck railing code is determined by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing  Building, and Development Branch. (Check with your city’s local building authority for your specific deck railing code). Canada Residential Rail Height and Dimensions A deck guard rail is required for any platform elevated to the height of thirty inches and more. Building code requires all railing to be 42in height for the exterior if the height above the ground is greater than 60cm (600mm). Interior guard rails are to be 32 to 38in height for single residential dwellings. Multifamily dwellings and commercial require 42 inches. Any raised platform 24in or more above the surface below must be guarded by the railing. The height of that railing varies with the height above the grade:

  • Deck height greater than 24in (twenty-four inches) above grade but less than 5 feet 10 in required Railing 36 in high railing
  • Deck height greater than 5feet to10in above grade required a 42in high railing


One of the biggest design decisions when choosing your veranda is the decking material. Making a poor decking decision can ruin your veranda. When deciding, you’re going to have two options, traditional wood or composite decking. A great option for composite decking near me in Decker’s Deck Toronto. Composite decking is a perfect material to use for your veranda. Made with plastic and hardwoods, the composite blend gives you the perfect combination.

Low maintenance, and virtually no upkeep, it is fade resistant and it won’t crack, giving you many years of enjoyment with the family.

 Still not sure what the best veranda design is for you? Decker’s Deck Toronto’s specialized team is ready to talk you through your options.

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