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All About Stairs

A basic understanding about different types of stairs. . . probably more than you thought there were

Mike Salamone

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of All About Stairs

Straight Run Stairs
Winder Stairs
Spiral Stairs
Circular Stairs Types of Stairs Straight Run Stairs By: Michael Salamone &
Matt Colonna All About Stairs Features: No Turns
Most Commonly seen
Cheap, inexpensive
Opened or enclosed Features L-Stairs One landing
One turn
Used when space is limited Two Turns
Two Landings
Used when even less space is available
Not common
Expensive Double L-Stairs Features: Creates a U-shape (obviously)
Two parallel flights
Has a well hole that seperates the two flights U-Stairs Features: Two types: Wide-U and Narrow-U stairs Wider than regular U-stairs
Made for a lot of people
Has a large well hole
Office Buildings Wide-U Features: Narrower (again, obviously)
Used in small basements
Small well hole
Made for less people Narrow-U Features: Winder Stairs Features: Similar to L-Stairs
Has one turn
Stairs get "cut"
Used when space is small
Not the safest stairs Make a circle through the middle
Not the safest stairs
Used when no or little space available or a loft
Popular types made of steel or wood
Decorative Spiral Stairs Features: Circular Stairs Features: Curved
Customized stairs
Popular in expensive homes
Needs lot of space Straight run Stairs U- Stairs Circular Stairs Spiral stairs L-Stairs Winder Stairs Double L-stairs Narrow U-Stairs For Fun Crazy Customized Stairs Stair Design Must be able to hold the weight of the persons going up/ down stairs. Common slope for
stairs is around 30 and
35 degrees. Stair Calculations Must know:
Thickness of stairs
Width of Stairs
Desired Height of Stairs
Tread Size
Carpet used (optional)
CADD will assist THE END Not as simple as you thought
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