Staircases Leamington Spa
As home owners in Leamington Spa look for new and innovative ways to renovate their property, alternate tread staircases are becoming increasingly popular.
What is an alternate tread staircase?
An alternate tread staircase is a compact staircase with alternating treads – this means they can be built using approximately half the going distance of a standard staircase. It’s this space-saving dimension which makes them a particularly attractive option for Leamington Spa renovations where space is limited, or for loft conversions. With an alternate tread staircase, you can allow access to difficult-to-reach loft spaces, without having to sacrifice the amount of floor space a standard staircase would take up.
What to think about
However, there are some important things to think about when considering an alternate tread staircase for your Leamington Spa home. The first of these is safety – alternate tread staircases are usually steep and have gaps cut away between the treads. Think about who’ll be using the staircase and what they’ll be using it for to decide if it’s an appropriate option.
You’ll also need to remember that an alternate tread staircase can’t be used as the main staircase in your Leamington Spa home. So if you’re planning to convert the loft of a bungalow and are hoping this would help you to save space, you won’t be allowed to have an alternate tread staircase.
To get advice on whether an alternate tread staircase would be right for your Leamington Spa property, contact us at Volarus Special Projects today.