Where Should the Staircase go for my Loft Conversion?
May 3, 2016
When planning your loft conversion, considering the placement of your staircase is important. Taking up a fairly large amount of floor space, you will want to position the stairs in a convenient place that still provides maximum space for the rest of the home and conversion. Staircase Regulations All loft conversions must comply with building regulations, even if the type of conversion you are having means planning permission is not required. The regulations regarding a loft staircase are as follows: A fixed staircase must be in place to provide safe access to and from the loft room The staircase can have…
Space Saving Staircase Designs
October 21, 2013
As well as providing a practical function, staircase designs can also look great and bring a certain style into your home. Whilst the standard staircase is fine for some houses, it is less than ideal for smaller houses, or those with loft conversions. Finding one to fit such small spaces can prove somewhat of a headache. However, there is no doubt that they are most definitely needed in the household; they just unfortunately seem to take up so much valuable space that could be used for other things. For those of you who can relate to this dilemma, space saving staircases…
5 Amazing Staircase Designs
May 31, 2013
In their most basic function, staircases are simply a practical way of travelling from floor to floor. With ergonomics usually favoured over style, often little thought is given to the shape and design of stairs outside of ensuring that they are safe and built to regulated standards. However, creating a feature out of staircases can transform a building, offering a spectacular focal point that can also dramatically affect ambience and character. Production of ornate and extravagantly designed staircases is not a recent phenomenon, either. Selinunte, an ancient Greek city located in southern Sicily, is home to the imaginatively titled Temple A….