Loft Stairs

Contemporary, Sophisticated Loft Stairs

Our loft stairs create a stylish addition to any home, as well as providing a practical solution for access to lofts, mezzanines and other high spaces.

If you're unsure what type of loft stair you need, you can review this handy guide we've created that breaks down all of the loft stairs and ladders that we provide. This guide will give you all of the necessary information needed for you to make the right decision about your loft stair. Making the right choice is very important, as you need to ensure that your loft stair will be correct for the situation it is being used in, which means an easy installation and safe access to your loft space.

Choose from a range of sophisticated designs such as our fixed loft stairs, space-saving staircase kits, or go for an elegant look by opting for an adjustable modular stair kit to add a more contemporary feel to your home.

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  • What is the Best Loft Stair for Small Spaces?

    The best Loft Stair for a small space would need to be compact and utilise your floor area. It also needs to take safety into consideration with the use of solid steps and a structurally secure railing to give the user confidence whilst being climbed. The Gamia Mini Space Saving Stair Kit configured as an ‘L’ shape would be an ideal recommendation as it can fit into a minimum space of 1200mm (length) x 1200mm (width).

  • How do Space Saving Loft Stairs work?

    Space saving loft stairs are designed primarily to access your loft area and find a solution that takes up the least amount of floor space in your living area. One of the most common types of space saving loft stairs is the alternating tread design also known as ‘paddle stairs’. These adopt the idea that the user must place their correct foot on corresponding larger part of the tread to climb the stair safely. The Dolle Graz Space Saving Stair Kit is a popular choice which incorporates the alternating tread design.
  • How Much Room do you Need for Attic Stairs?

    In terms of the ceiling opening for the loft you would need a minimum of 1400mm (length) x 650mm (width). This would cater for a straight flight attic stair such as the Gamia Mini Space Saving Stair Kit. An attic stair which incorporates a turn would need a slightly larger ceiling opening so you have enough headroom. It is always best to make the ceiling opening larger if possible especially if moving furniture into the loft area. The floor space dimensions where the attic stair will be fixed is dependent on your floor to floor height, number of treads used and configuration of the stair.
  • Do I need Loft Stairs or a Loft Ladder?

    Both loft stairs and loft ladders provide good and long term solutions for accessing your loft space. However, each solution varies significantly in price range, with loft ladders often being the more affordable solution for many because they tend to be easier to install and will work in locations where space is restricted. When installing loft stairs you should follow the guidance of building regulations obtained through your local authority as regulations for loft stairs installation differ greatly from that of loft ladders.
  • Do I Need Planning Permission for Loft Stairs?

    You always need planning permission if your loft space will be larger than 40 cubic metres. This will include the plan for loft stairs. Even if you don’t need planning permission, it is always important to obtain guidance and there are building regulations that must be adhered to. The regulations regarding a loft staircase are as follows:

    • A fixed staircase must be in place to provide safe access to and from the loft room.
    • The minimum headroom height is 1.9m.
    • All risers must be equal.
    • A handrail must be provided when there are more than two steps. A bannister must be provided when there is a drop of more than 600mm.

    Find out more information about loft stairs for converted lofts.

  • Where to Put Stairs For a Loft Conversion?

    There are a few options to choose from when it comes to loft stairs. You can choose to build your loft stairs over your existing stairs. This is a great option if you are looking to save as much space as possible. It also helps to create a more symmetrical aesthetic for your home’s layout. However, for some houses, this is not possible due to a lack of space or structural limitations. If this is the case, a better option would be to take space out of a section of a current room. It is recommended that you do so in a room that is rarely used, or in your largest room so the impact is less apparent. Space saver staircases may be used, but only if your loft will be serving as a single room. They are more compact and ideal for houses with limited space. However, this option is less favoured by building regulation inspectors, so should be seen as a last resort. These types of staircases require a handrail on both sides due to the alternated treads.

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If you need more information about our range of loft stairs, or if you have any specific requirements, please contact our sales team by email or call us on 01243 785 246 during working hours.