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Spiral Stairway - Design And Building

A spiral stairway usually makes a complete circle as you work your way from the top, to the bottom of the stairway and uses a center pole as its main structural support. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of a spiral stairway that was used on the exterior of a home.

How Do You Move Any Furniture Up Spiral Stairs?

That's a good question, but I really don't have a good answer, because most of the time you can't. About the largest thing you can carry up a spiral stairway is going to be a small box.

Every large object will need to go over the handrailing, if possible. One time I visited a home that had a removable handrail, specifically for the purpose of moving large objects up or down from the loft area.


Should I Install A Spiral Staircase?

Before you do, make sure that you understand and meet all of the building code requirements. Some building codes only allow you to install a spiral staircase up to a single room that is less than 400 square feet.

Be warned, some of the stairways are going to be difficult for large people to navigate. If you're 6 feet or taller or wider than 24 inches, you're not going to walk up and down the stairs as easy as someone who is much smaller.


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