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I don't trust stairs.. They're always up to something.

I don't trust stairs. They're always up to something. #dadjokes

Looking to build into your loft to accommodate your family's growing needs? We can help ease the stress and worry with our experienced team to guide you from concept to completion.

Staircase design should be based on a number of factors: practicality, style and safety.

Whether you are renovating an existing staircase or building a new one as part of a new build, you will need to carefully consider the size, configuration and material of your staircase design, as well as ensuring that it meets the current requirements of the Building Regulations.

We have listed some of the building regulations below to get your started but we will take care of all of this when we are designing your staircase layout. Staircases have the potential to be safety hazards if not designed properly. Make sure you are aware of Building Regulations requirements for staircases when thinking about your design.

  • Staircases should have a maximum rise of 220mm and a minimum going of 220mm

  • They should have a maximum pitch of 42°

  • Flights should have a handrail on at least one side if they are less than one metre wide and on both sides if they are wider than this

  • Handrails on stairs and landings should have a minimum height of 900mm

  • No openings of any balustrading should allow the passage of a 100mm sphere

  • A minimum of 2,000mm of clear headroom is required above the pitch line

  • For further Regulations see Approved Document K (available to buy from

If you are adding a new staircase, why not consider incorporating a couple of design features that could not only enhance the look of the staircase, but also provide a practical purpose.

Integrated storage or glass balustrades to increase the flow of natural light around the house, along with integrated stair lights, extra width or even a 'staircase pod' are all options.

We love the look of the black staircase we installed and decorated for our client in Acton.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your plans and ideas. DM now or email

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