Designing an installing a new loft conversion can take a lot of big decisions. One of these will need to be the type of staircase you opt for. Paddle stairs can be a great option, especially in small spaces. But what are these? And what are the advantages of paddle stairs for your loft conversion? Well, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are Preston’s leading loft conversion experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about loft conversion paddle stairs.
What are paddle stairs?
Paddle stairs are a type of staircase specifically designed with one end of each step wider than the other. The idea is that you can walk up the staircase alternating feet on the wider section. The unused part of the tread is cut away, and this creates a paddle shape.
What are the advantages of paddle stairs for your loft conversion?
Paddle stairs can be a great choice for your loft conversion, bringing some unique benefits. These include:
- Saving space- paddle stairs are designed to save space. These are manufactured at a steeper gradient than other types of loft staircase, so this means that you can save floor space on the floor below. But don’t worry, paddle steps are also constructed in line with the UK building regulations, sot he gradient will be no larger than 42°.
- Creative design- in small spaces, small details can really make a big difference. Paddle steps have a creative and unusual visual appeal and this can help create a feature. This creative design can also be emphasized by the material you use, including timber, steel or other metals, and even glass. This makes paddle stairs the perfect choice for both contemporary and traditional properties alike.
For more information or advice about loft insulation or for professional advice about your new loft conversion, get in touch with the professionals today here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.