Remove / Replace Spiral Staircase

We may be buying a property with a metal spiral staircase tucked into the top right hand corner of the living room. We would want this to be removed and replaced with a standard set of stairs running the length of the room, flush against the back wall. I am wondering if anyone has done similar and what they budgeted for this work, and how much it costs in total in the end?
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  • phill99phill99 Forumite
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    far too many variables to be able to say how much it costs. It wont be cheap regardless and the only way to find out is to get quotes. But you may struggle to get quotes as you don't own the property and builders are reluctant to waste time on quotes that have a low return rate.
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  • QueenieLQueenieL Forumite
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    Thank you Phill.

    I understand that this is probably rather difficult to answer but when you say it wouldn't be cheap, is there a ballpark figure we could work on? We were hoping to budget about £2,000 for it.
  • phill99phill99 Forumite
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    There are too many variables. You may also need to change the structure of the building to accommodate the new staircase which may require a structural engineer and building regs approval.


    Good luck with getting it done for £2k
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  • ComicGeekComicGeek Forumite
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    Spiral staircase is not normally the 1st choice, so could also be reasons why a standard straight flight can't be installed. Usually to do with an issue with headroom above the stairs, so you need to think about what's above the full length of the stairs on the floor above. Amending the layout of the floor above as well as the structural alterations and the stair itself could be huge costs.
  • QueenieLQueenieL Forumite
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    With that in mind, would something like a double winder staircase be an option?

    Are there any other options? The spiral staircase is a worry for carrying our baby up and down, and eventually for her learning to walk up and down, but the house is one of the only in our price range in the area.
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    Kernel_SandersKernel_Sanders Forumite
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    edited 30 April 2017 at 4:30PM
    QueenieL wrote: »
    Are there any other options?
    Yes - a lift.
    Might cost a tad more than £2000 though.....
    QueenieL wrote: »
    but the house is one of the only in our price range in the area.
    So go for one of the other only ones?
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    you could fix up the stairs you have to have risers.
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    Pictures or plans are helpful.

    £2000 is probably enough if the staircase can indeed go in place where you want it.

    There is a very similar thread on here, just a day or two before yours.

    This is a ground floor to first floor staircase in a two storey house? It would be very unusual to find a house built with a spiral staircase to start with and so it may have been a previous occupant's idea of saving space or just personal taste. Spiral staircases often don't save space at all.

    Does the house have similar neighbours? With regular staircases? Your answer probably lies there, if so.
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  • QueenieLQueenieL Forumite
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    Apologies for a very late reply.

    Please access the rightmove website and add the following to the web address:

    property-for-sale/property-65720777.html

    This is the property, and there is a picture of the living room and spiral staircase.

    The neighbours also seem to have the same stairs.
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    The link you provided doesn't work I'm afraid.
    Have you got a postcode and price so we can find it that way.
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