Do space saving stairs comply with building regs?

While official building regulations state that this type of staircase can only be used to allow access to one habitable room, other authorities insist that they can only be used for access to non-habitable rooms such as boiler rooms and storage areas.

Are space saver stairs legal?

* There is a type of staircase called a “space-saver” or “Paddle tread” that rises at 55 degrees, it is legal due to its design, you can see this type of stair by clicking on “Conversion types” then staircase.

How narrow can a staircase be?

Stair width. Building regulations state that the width of your individual stairs should be at least 3 feet or wider. As long as the 3 foot width is met, you can expand as much as you like. The entire width of your staircase needs to reach a minimum of 36 inches wide.

How much space do you need for switchback stairs?

3- by 12-foot
A switchback stair is ideal, as is a straight run, which requires only a 3- by 12-foot space. L-shaped and U-shaped staircases can be space-efficient options too, when they’re tucked into corners and niches of buildings.

How much space is needed for stairs to second floor?

The headroom is the space between the ceiling and the stair tread. There needs to be enough room to allow a person to be upright while walking up the stairs. Building codes require a minimum of 6-feet, 8-inches of height clearance for stairways.

Are there any space saver attic stairs in Ireland?

Our space saver attic stairs is ideal for tight spaces and landings. space saver attic stairs are brilliant for small Dublin houses. Check out more Attic Stairs that we have in stock.

What are the regulations for space saver stairs?

The only way to make it steeper and still have enough tread to stand on is to have a special paddle shaped tread which alternate left and right. So the Regulations refer to a space saver staircase as an alternating tread staircase.

What are the regulations for stairs in a house?

Building regulations for stairs in a domestic home recommend a pitch angle of the stairs of between 38 and 42 degrees. If the space is available we look for a step height of 180 mm and a depth of approx 250 mm (slightly lower than reg.).

What’s the maximum pitch for a domestic staircase?

The maximum pitch for domestic stairs is 42°, semi-public stairs, eg factories, offices and common stairs serving more than one dwelling, 38° and public stairs, eg places of public assembly, 33°.