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    • damodee
    • By damodee 9th Nov 18, 6:56 PM
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    Loft Extension
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    • 9th Nov 18, 6:56 PM
    Loft Extension 9th Nov 18 at 6:56 PM
    Afternoon everyone,

    I have a question about loft extensions if anyone can help.

    Long story short I'm trying to put in the stairs to the loft but cannot get them to fit due to the shape of the down stair rooms. I have two questions...

    Can you make your own custom stairs as long as they are within the building regs? (it will need to satisfy the council to get my certificate.)


    Are you able to build a straight staircase that turns into a semi spiral half way up!? All I ever see are straight or spiral stairs.

    Thanks in advance to everyone.

    Damian
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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 9th Nov 18, 7:00 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 7:00 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 7:00 PM
    ALL steps must have the same rise. You cannot have, for example, have 200mm for the first three risers and 205mm for the remainder.


    https://www.pearstairs.co.uk/staircase-buillding-regulations/


    Someone may be along later with their personal advise.

    • damodee
    • By damodee 9th Nov 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 7:05 PM
    Thanks seven hills...appreciate it.

    Anyone else give some advice if I keep the rise the same for all steps??
    • beaker141
    • By beaker141 9th Nov 18, 11:00 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 11:00 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 11:00 PM
    Afternoon everyone,

    I have a question about loft extensions if anyone can help.

    Long story short I'm trying to put in the stairs to the loft but cannot get them to fit due to the shape of the down stair rooms. I have two questions...

    Can you make your own custom stairs as long as they are within the building regs? (it will need to satisfy the council to get my certificate.)


    Are you able to build a straight staircase that turns into a semi spiral half way up!? All I ever see are straight or spiral stairs.

    Thanks in advance to everyone.

    Damian
    Originally posted by damodee
    POst your layout on here and see if a fresh pair of eyes can give inspiration and alternatives?
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