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Building Regulations Overload
We are often asked to explain the differences between the types of staircases (spiral, spacesaver, linear or winder stairs) and how the UK Building Regulations are involved. Questions like "can I use a spiral as my main staircase?" or "will a spacesaver staircase be ok to go up to my loft bedrooms?" feature strongly in the list - and these questions are asked by DIYers, builders AND architects. At one time, you could rely on the knowledge from your local Building Control Officers but nowadays they need to have an overview of an unprecedented amount of technical information and regulation details, which are constantly being updated and many have lost or never been able to acquire the specific details of one small section of one of the many Building Regulations. So, we are always happy to strip it all down to the basics for you. Grab yourself a coffee and read on...
  1. Space Saver Staircases - can be used to access a single habitable room (plus an ensuite as long as it isn't the ...
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