Repositioning a staircase – should you do it?
If you are renovating your home and want to achieve a fresh appearance or create new space, repositioning the staircase is a popular and viable option.
Despite what may seem to be a complex task at first glance, repositioning a staircase is actually more straightforward than it appears. And it is also more economically viable than you might think.
This is especially true if you use an expert contractor. Below, we outline the key points to consider when thinking of moving your stairs.
Why You Should Change or Move Your Stairs’ Positioning
There are a number of reasons why you might want to reposition your staircase. The first is that it allows you to create a completely different appearance.
Change Your Home’s Decor
Tired, dated designs can impact on the overall look and feel of your home. A new configuration can achieve the perfect appearance and add value to any household.
Upgrade The Existing Design
Changing the location of your stairs gives you the opportunity to use different materials to achieve different effects. You may decide to upgrade your existing staircase by using steel, wood, glass, or a mixture of materials.
Another key reason to relocate your staircase is to increase the amount of space in your home. If your existing stairs limit the amount of space in your hallway, or they prevent you from undertaking other building work, this option should be considered.
Key Considerations When Repositioning Your Staircase
When considering changing the stairs in your home, it is important to seek the expertise of an experienced contractor. But there are a few things you can do beforehand to speed up the design process.
The first is to have a general idea of the location for the stairs. This could be a basic realignment, moving the stairs to a new area of the home, changing the angle, or turning the direction of the staircase. The best place to put a staircase varies according to the layout of the home and other factors.
Having an idea of the overall design and materials you would like is also useful to consider. Wood, metal, and glass are popular materials. A company experienced in staircase fabrications will be able to advise on costs in more detail.
3. No Planning Permission Needed!
In the vast majority of cases, you do not need planning permission from your local authority to relocate your stairs. If the new design does not impact the external appearance of your property, you just need to submit a building regulations application.
Ask Carter Fabrications To Reposition or Move Your Stairs
Carter Fabrications is a long-established steel and metal fabrications company. We have great experience of undertaking high-quality home improvements, including staircase repositioning.
We specialise in glass and steel staircases, and can even install mezzanine floors and balustrades, either on single or multiple levels, depending on the nature of your project.
Besides residential developments, we are also able to undertake commercial projects. Get in touch with us today by calling 01282 420651 to discuss your new staircase idea and obtain a free on-site visit and quotation.
Alternatively, arrange a callback at your convenience when you leave us a message online.