If you’re planning a new staircase in your Stourbridge home or commercial premises, one of the things you’ll need to think about is building regulations. Most staircases are structural features of a building, and so they’ll usually be required to meet legal regulations which show they are safe and properly constructed.
Building regulations can be a complex area, and are not a task where you should cut corners, so it’s important to make sure your West Midlands staircase designer and any other professionals involved in the work, understand them and can work within the rules. Be sure to check this with your staircase designer before you go ahead with any work in your Stourbridge property.
Some of the staircase building regulations you’ll need to meet include things like:
- the height between individual treads on your staircase – it can’t be too steep
- the depth of treads on your Stourbridge staircase – they can’t be too narrow
- if you have open treads, there must be a certain level of overlap
- the protrusion of nosings on your staircase treads – they must be at least a certain depth
- the headroom of your staircase – there’s a minimum headroom required at all points of the staircase
- and other factors, depending on the nature of the design.
To make sure you won’t need to worry about building regulations, contact us here at Volarus Special Projects. We’re experts at creating designs that will ensure your safety and compliance with all required rules.