Okay here is the question about a home 45+ years of age:
Client's insurance company did a drive by and sent the homeowner a letter that they must install a handrail (Not Guards) or the policy will be canceled and gave them xyz time.
Went out, spoke with them, and the upper porch is over 30 inches, but needs to be fixed before I would make guards. Needs new porch first, insurance does not care about the porch just wants handrail.
So with that said, if I were to submit a permit in AHJ for just a handrail on the steps, would the review and inspection be required to install the guards.
In a more simpler question, if I applied for a permit to install a handrail and your office issued the permit for the handrail on the steps would you or is the building official allowed to then require the guards when the permit is only requested for the handrail?
I drew a plan view below for reference.
The client is not against doing the guards, but the insurance company does not care about the guards just the handrail and there is not enough time or money in the budget to rip the porch down now and do all over.
Client wants to do the handrail for now and the rest later in the year when better funded.
Does the code allow for requesting work be done for an item like this when not requested on the permit?
Thanks for the input....