How about underfloor heating?

We’re planning on having underfloor heating/floating floor. How should we deal with this?

You will probably already have realised that you can’t install the staircase directly over the top of underfloor heating and will need to leave the heating pipes/elements clear of the staircase area. Apart from the base fixing plate, many of the staircases also require a fixing point for the leading baluster spindle on the first tread, or for the support post below the linear/open staircases. Try to decide on the position of the staircase well before the heating is installed to make sure that you leave this area clear of pipework so that the fixing point is ready for the staircase fixings.

Our Top Tip:

If you have a floating floor, it would be best to build a concrete pad to support the fixing point for the base plate of the staircase.