You might look at stairs and not think much of them, but this home essential comes with a lot of rules and regulations - namely, building regulations.
As such a structurally important part of your home, all staircases must adhere to strict set of rules set out by the government. So if you’re looking at giving yours a makeover, or you want to build something bespoke, here’s what you need to know…
Width and height
Good news, though there are many rules surrounding staircases, there’s no strict minimum on the width your staircase can be. That being said, you’ll need to remember to keep them functional, and that at some point you’ll probably need to move furniture up or down them.
Our experts recommend keeping your stairs to a minimum of 750mm, though this can be pushed to 600mm in the case of loft conversions.
As for the length of your stairs, this is naturally dictated by the number of stairs you need, and their own height and width restrictions - more of this in a moment. For domestic properties, the maximum number of stairs you can have is 16. However, in our experience, even the tallest home rarely goes over 14.