Traditional Stairs – Howto Plan for Every Step of Your Project

12 . 07 . 2018

Having stairs built in your home is a daunting prospect. As there is so much math involved, even the most simple, traditional stairs are best left to the experts. Regardless of whether you choose to DIY or get help from professionals, there are a lot of steps to take and decisions to be made. With the right planning, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You’ll have brand new stairs in your home before you know it.

  1. What do you want?
    Before you go to the experts, take the time to do some research. Look online at different sorts of styles and colours. Is there a particular timber that would suit your house? Are you wanting an ornate wooden balustrade, or metal railing? If you understand what you want, you’ll be able to pass this on to the professionals. This will make designing your far quicker.
  2. Find the right spot
    This is another thing to consider before you talk to professional builders – whereyou want yourto go. Where do you want them to start and end? Will they be the centerpiece of a grand entrance? However, it is important that you are open to compromise. Building regulations may prohibit some ideas, and step depth and breadth – or rise and run – will influence the final placement of your new stairs.
  3. Get in touch
    Now that you’ve considered what you want, it’s time to send through your floor plans to the experts. Include photos of styles you love, as well as the rough location of your future stairs. Once a purchase order is received, an official order will be placed. Your builders will start by measuring your home themselves, before beginning the project. You should allow roughly five weeks between the final site measure, and installation.
  4. Be prepared for changes
    Keep in mind that it is always a lot easier and more affordable to change things earlier rather than later in the process. Whilst we understand that changes to the design are sometimes necessary, once you’ve signed off it is always best to avoid them at all costs.
  5. On the day
    Generally, once the designs have been approved, construction will begin at a separate location. Then once all the components are ready, installation can begin. This will usually take place within one day,though larger jobs may spread out over a few days. Be sure to have everything you might need on the level of your home you can already access.

Once installation is complete, you are free to enjoy your new traditional stairs. A big part of planning for this kind of renovation is understanding the build. If you have any further questions or concerns about the process, contact us and we will put your mind at ease.