Designing a Staircase for your Loft Conversion

Designing and installing a new staircase is a pivotal aspect of your loft conversion project. Ensuring the staircase’s practicality and safety is paramount. Typically, positioning the new staircase above the existing stairs in a house conversion is the optimal choice. However, for bungalows, we often design the new staircase to be located in the hallway. Should space constraints arise, internal walls can be adjusted to accommodate the new staircase layout.

Introducing a small Velux window above the staircase not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also floods the new stairwell and landing with natural light, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. Our team specialises in custom-building staircases to seamlessly match the architectural style of your existing staircase, ensuring a cohesive and harmonious look throughout your home.

Crafting a staircase for your loft conversion involves a meticulous process that prioritises functionality, safety, and aesthetic appeal. Our experts focus on optimising space, adhering to strict building codes to ensure proper tread and riser dimensions, sufficient headroom clearance, and robust handrail installation.

In addition to practicality and safety, we place emphasis on the aesthetic harmony of your staircase. Whether you prefer a contemporary, traditional, or bespoke design, we collaborate with you to select materials, finishes, and architectural details that complement your home’s style and character. Integrating natural light into the stairwell area enhances the visual appeal and overall ambiance. Strategically placed windows, such as Velux skylights, infuse the staircase with natural light, creating a more spacious and inviting atmosphere.

Our customisation options allow you to tailor the staircase design to your preferences and requirements. From selecting the staircase type to choosing railing styles and materials, we ensure that your staircase reflects your unique vision for your home. Throughout the design process, our experienced team provides expert guidance, considering practical considerations, aesthetic preferences, and budget constraints. We work closely with you to create a staircase that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations while seamlessly integrating with your existing architectural features and interior design scheme.

Building Regulations for Staircases

Adherence to strict Building Regulations for staircases, as outlined in Part K of the Building Regulations, is essential. Every loft conversion staircase must be custom-built to fit the width and height of the new stairwell opening. Ensuring adequate headroom is crucial, and each step must have equal measurements, with a maximum pitch of 42 degrees. Additionally, handrail height should be a minimum of 90cm, and spindles should be spaced no more than 10cm apart.

Smoke Detectors

The staircase serves as an escape route in the event of a fire, making it imperative to install interlinked, mains-operated smoke detectors on each floor of the stairwell.

These are just some of the fundamental requirements outlined in building regulations. Our architectural designer will design your staircase in strict accordance with Part K of the Building Regulations.

Richard Birbridge Staircases THE Loft Conversion Company (Portsmouth) Ltd
Richard Birbridge Staircases- THE Loft Conversion Company (Portsmouth) Ltd
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THE Loft Conversion Company (Portsmouth) Ltd Contemporary Staircase Brochure 2018

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