When planning for your loft conversion stairs, it is vital to think about safety. Also, you need to comply with building regulations when installing the stairs for your attic. If you already have existing stairs for your attic, then you can consider leaving it as is. If you do want to have new stairs for the loft conversion, then the two most important things to keep in mind, aside from safety, is how it looks, and how it functions.
Spiral And Floating Staircase
Spiral staircases for attics are not uncommon. They are pretty to look and they also save a whole lot of space. The downside to a spiral staircase if that they do not provide enough passage room. When there are emergencies, it would be harder to get down a spiral staircase than the traditional stairs. In terms of practicality, it is also harder to pass through spiral stairs even when you are not in a hurry. Floating-step stairs are also very aesthetically pleasing, but are not recommended when you have children running around in your home.
For your attic conversion stairs to be safe, you need to make sure that it provides enough access to the attic itself. If you have enough space, the traditional stairs would work well because they already comply with regulations and they have a safe width for passage, especially in case of emergencies. Ladders and retractable stairs are not as safe, so it’s best not to go for those. You should also make sure that there is enough headroom for the landing. Wooden stairs are the easy choice, but you can also go for metal stairs for a different style. Glass stairs is another option if you want a more modern design.
Your safety is the very first consideration when choosing your loft conversion stairs. You don’t want to have any accidents or make it hard for someone to get out of the house in case of emergencies because of the stairs, but you don’t have to compromise beauty for safety either. There are a lot of ways for your stairs to be both safe and beautiful.