Loft Conversion Stairs
As well as providing essential access to your loft conversion, the design and position of your staircase will have an impact on the lower storeys of the house and general layout of your conversion.
Your staircase will need at least 1.9m of headroom (although more is advisable to prevent the area from feeling claustrophobic). Space efficiency is important to most clients, particularly when the staircase cuts into existing rooms within the house. While steeper and narrower staircases are more space efficient, the maximum pitch is 42 degrees. While there are no width requirements, it’s important to remember that these stairs will be used to transport furniture to the loft conversion, and need to be practical if the rooms will be in daily use.
Spiral staircases are often attractive and provide some of the most space efficient options. However, many clients prefer to extend their existing staircase up to the loft conversion to improve the flow through the house.
Working with Your Floor Plan
Our architectural partners work with you to design a loft conversion that fits in with the rest of your home and feels like a natural, cohesive part of your home. They will provide advice on staircase positions and potential issues to ensure that the finished item works with your existing flow and fits into your floor plan as efficiently as possible.
While there are a number of building regulations that apply to stairs, there is a lot of room for creativity. Your staircase can have a spiral, beautiful bannisters, alternate treads, or it can be built as a floating design to match the rest of your interior. Let us know what you’d like or even show us pictures of staircases you’d like to replicate so access to your loft conversion is beautiful as well as functional.