How To Measure Your Staircase

Welcome to 'Stairs Direct London's' stair measuring guide! Updating your staircase might seem daunting, especially when it comes to accurately measuring your staircase. You might think it's a complex task, but with our easy-to-follow guides and your trusty tape measure, it's simpler than you'd expect.

Whether it's a standard or a space-saving staircase, precision is key to a successful transformation. So, let's grab our tape measures and embark on this exciting journey together. Your beautifully updated staircase awaits!

A - (Rake)

You'll need to determine Measurement A to accurately assess the lengths of the handrail and base rail required for your measured run. It's important to measure this on the inside, between the newel posts, while disregarding any newel caps.

B - (Total Run)

Measurement B helps you calculate the 'going' or depth of each stair step. Together with Measurement A, you can work out the staircase's slope or angle. Once these two parameters are known, you can determine the number of spindles your staircase will require. While Building Regulations stipulate a 42-degree pitch for staircases, it is possible to construct steeper stairs, often referred to as space saver staircases or paddle stairs. These are typically employed in areas with restricted space.

C (Landing Length)

Measurement C is crucial to establish the precise lengths of the handrail and base rail required for each distinct landing run you're assessing. This measurement should be made on the inside, between the newel posts, without considering any newel caps. If your staircase has multiple landings, ensure that you supply separate measurements for each. This will ensure a proper fit for the handrails and base rails on each landing.

As we reach the end of our guide, we hope that you're feeling more confident about measuring your staircase. While it might seem complex at first glance, with a careful approach and the right tools, you'll find that it's a task well within your abilities. Remember, at 'Stairs Direct London,' we're here to assist you in every step of your staircase renovation journey.

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