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A loft conversion has several distinct components, and one of them is the staircase, which is sometimes overlooked. The design of your staircase is still significant, even though it isn’t the major feature in many loft conversions. You have various possibilities. We’ll discuss where your stairs will go, how it will appear, and the design possibilities for your stairway in this blog.

Our surveyors have been asked every topic under the sun, but none more so than queries concerning loft conversion stairs. Your loft staircase will, in most circumstances, double-back over the staircase on the floor below, connecting your new conversion to the main body of the house. This will give your steps a stacked appearance and keep them to one side of the home. If this isn’t possible, for example owing to the slope of your roof, your staircase may have to be built into an existing bedroom. During your site survey, the surveyor will be able to discuss your alternatives with you.

There are a slew of laws and regulations that apply to stairs in the house, all of which must be observed in the event of a loft conversion. For example, a railing must be installed to avoid falls and slides, as well as fire doors at the top and bottom of the steps leading to the new room. Simply Loft recently finished a loft conversion in which the stairs were opened up into the new loft bedroom. This looks fantastic and is a perfect alternative to a closed stairway leading to a loft bedroom with an internal door.

Depending on whether your property is mid-terraced, end-terraced, or detached, you have numerous alternatives for stairwell glazing. You could put a casement window on the end wall, but it would have to be frosted or concealed in certain circumstances to stay within allowed development guidelines. Alternatively, you may instal a skylight in your stairway’s ceiling, which will assist to keep your stairs bright with natural light. If you desire a different style of a skylight, you may go for roof lights or dome lights.

There are several methods to make your staircase a trendy feature of your house using artificial lighting. With their high ceilings, several of our clients have employed pendant lights to give depth and a focal point. If you want something more subtle, light up your staircase with downlights and spotlights, which work nicely with light-coloured carpets to reflect the light throughout the space. It’s crucial to consider whether you’ll have a carpeted or wooden staircase when choosing to light since this can affect how light is reflected throughout the area. Darker carpets absorb the light, whereas varnished wood reflects it.

If you’re considering a loft conversion, give Luke Lloyd Builders a call to schedule a free quote with a member of the team!