Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Staircase - Building And Design

Staircase usually refers to a stairway. A staircase is used to move people from a lower level to an upper level. The illustration below provides you with the side view of a stairway or staircase.

Which Word Should I Use, Staircase, Stairway Or Stairs?

Since each one of them refer to the same thing, it really doesn't matter as long as the other person understands what you're talking about. Usually when I'm referring to a stairway or a staircase, I use the word stairs.


Staircase Building And Design Tips

Let's start with the best advice and tips I could give anyone who's planning on building and designing a staircase. Safety first, comfort second and building costs last.


Staircase Safety

The design of your stairs should meet local building codes for starters. If you don't have a building and safety department in your area and no one is ever going to be inspecting your staircase, it wouldn't be a bad idea to follow some of these building codes, anyway. They were created to provide building owners and occupants with the highest level of safety.


Staircase Comfort

If the stairs are too steep and the steps are too small, they won't be very comfortable, walking up and down. Get as much information as you possibly can about designing stairs for comfort, before building them.

It's easy to put something down on paper, but if you don't know what you're actually putting down or designing on the paper, you're just wasting your time.


Staircase Costs

Unless you have more money than you know what to do with, follow the simple stair building methods that are used in some of our books. I've seen staircases that look like works of art, but they're finished price tags are unbelievable.

You don't need to sacrifice comfort or safety in order to build a stairway that isn't going to cost you a small fortune.


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