Nine Compliance Hurdles Architects Need to Know – #2 Leveling Walkways

Ideally, if you’re designing a walkway that’s perpendicular to the roof pitch, you’ll be aiming for a walkway as close to level as possible.

For the same reason that slopes need to become steps if they have a gradient of greater than 7°, when a walkway is running perpendicular to the roof pitch and that roof pitch exceeds 7°, the walkway must be levelled.

This is another situation where minimising the difficulty for people also increases the safety. Given that most new roofs are 5° or less, it’s become very easy to design walkways that are not only under that 7° limit but, with some extra consideration, can be made level.

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