House In OxfordshireContemporary Staircase, London
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Peruse the possibility of a private stairIf the loft is to be converted to create a separate bedroom or study, for example, the regulations on fire separation will apply. However, if the loft is providing, say, an en suite bathroom to a bedroom below, then there’s usually no need for fire separation between them and a small access staircase, like this beautifully made timber helix, can provide an attractive and practical solution.To find out what your specific options might be, talk to a professional about the relevant regulations first and be ready to run them by your local authority’s Building Control department.Discover more about this and the other steps to take before your building project starts
Squeeze in a spiralOne way to gain back some of the space an existing staircase takes up is to a replace it with a spiral staircase. This is a beautifully crafted timber example that takes up very little floor space indeed. Such a stair would be great for access to a single bedroom or maybe to go up to an en-suite bathroom, but it would probably not be practical for the main staircase of a house, particularly if there are multiple occupants, or for anyone who struggles with stairs at all.