Loft Conversions Question

Permanent loft staircase question


I've recently had my loft floored and use it primarily for storage. I'm now interested in adding a permanent spiral staircase or a steep set of stairs up to the loft to make it much easier to access the space.

Due to the layout of my house, the only place which would be possible to put stairs would be in a hall cupboard. The cupboard measures 115x90cm, is on the 1st floor and has a concrete floor (this cupboard used to hold the old boiler).

Does this seem like enough room to fit a staircase? Or are there some regulations which would prevent me from placing stairs here?


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Hi Firstly a spiral stair can take up a lot of space and it could be quite awkward getting things into and out of the loft, how deep is the cupboard? as this will effect the degrees of the stairs as most? and if the stairs could go into the cupboard what will be the head room into the loft when you reach the top stair, does it come out to the highest point of the roof. hope this gives you a few ideas. have you thought about putting a loft ladder in which is attached to the hatch, these are very good as they fold away with the hatch up into the loft space.
Good luck :)

Answered 26th Feb 2013

LM Building and Renovating

Member since 26 Feb 2013

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