Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Loft Stairs - Planning And Building

Loft stairs would include any stairway that ascends or descends them a loft. The picture below provide you of a partial view of a spiral stairway, used to reach the upper loft.


Loft Stair Problem

The picture above represents a partial view of a spiral stairway. The biggest problem you're going to have, with a stairway like this, is moving furniture up or down the stairs.

Believe it or not, I witnessed someone moving a large piece of furniture, with a crane from a two-story house that actually had a wide stairway. Could you imagine navigating a large dresser or even a queen size mattress through a set of loft stairs, like these.


Loft Stairway Building Codes

Make sure that your contractor, architect or designer understands the local building code requirements that pertain to loft stairs. A loft is usually designated by the maximum square footage of the loft or room.

This will determine, whether you can or can't use a spiral stairway. If you have any questions, check with your local building and safety department for more information about loft stairway building codes.


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