How much space does a spiral staircase save?

How much space does a spiral staircase save?

How much space does a spiral staircase save?

Although some traditional staircases provide a storage area, a spiral staircase will save at least a 7-square foot area.

Are space saving stairs legal UK?

Space Saver Staircases (Alternating tread stairs) The building regulation rules state that they can be used to a single room only if there is no other alternative. The maximum rise for space saving stairs is 220mm and the minimum going is 220mm. You should fit a handrail to both sides of spacesaver stairs.

Are spiral staircases legal in UK?

Part K of the Building Regulations provides the guidelines for ensuring occupants or visitors to a house are protected against falling, collision or impact. All the spiral and helical staircases that we manufacture at Spiral UK are compliant with British Standards Document BS 5395 Part II.

Do spiral staircases really save space?

Spiral Staircases do take up less space than conventional staircases. This is because the steps are all located within the diameter of the spiral, regardless of the height.

How big should an opening be for a spiral staircase?

44 inches x 44 inches
If you are going through a hole in the floor your finished floor opening should be two inches greater than your stair’s diameter. For example, if you are using a 3’6” spiral stair to get you access to an attic through a hole in the floor then you would need a finished floor opening of 44 inches x 44 inches.

Are spiral staircases safe?

They are generally installed due of their reduced footprint and because there is insufficient space for a conventional staircase. Providing spiral staircases are constructed to the required regulations that are designed to give comfort to the user, then spiral staircases are perfectly safe.

Are spiral staircases legal?

Spiral stairways are permitted, provided that the clear width at and below the handrail is not less than 26 inches (660 mm) and the walkline radius is not greater than 241/2 inches (622 mm). Each tread shall have a depth of not less than 63/4 inches (171 mm) at the walkline.

What are the disadvantages of spiral stairs?

Disadvantages of Spiral Stairs: Spiral stairs are more difficult to navigate than other types of stairs. It is difficult to carry large items up spiral stairs. Only one person can go up or down the stairs at the same time.

How many stairs are in a standard spiral staircase?

If you have a floor to floor height of 2000 mm you can have a spiral staircase with 9 or 10 steps (depending on the staircase diameter you need). Best Regards Grand Design Stairs

Can I have a spiral stair as my main staircase?

The answer is yes you can, providing you have the space on both floors to accommodate a circle of approx 2000mm (6’7″) diameter. That is the sort of size that is needed in order to have a spiral staircase that is acceptable under the Building Regulations as a primary staircase in a domestic dwelling. The actual diameter will vary depending on the stair construction.

How can I create spiral stairs?

Part 3 of 3: Assembling the Staircase Install the stringers. There are many ways to attach the tops of the stringers to the structure. Secure and stabilize the stringers by installing risers (toe boards). Stringers are usually made from 1 in × 6 in (2.5 cm × 15.2 cm) wood. Install the treads. Attach trim boards to the outer stringers (optional).