Are you looking for timber staircase specialists in Edinburgh?
Bespoke timber staircases is something that we are extremely creative in.
Whether it’s a stunning traditional softwood staircase with hand carved balustrades, custom designed contemporary glass and timber stairs – Windsor Bespoke can create it for you.
Each of our individual staircases are made to measure they are designed to fit any space.
Our task is to maintain the highest softwood timber staircase as well as assisting in all aspects of the process with the customer to meet every need.
We realise how important a decision choosing a new staircase is, that’s why our team work with you in every aspect of your project to remove as much of the complications away from you as possible and make sure you get the design you are looking for at an affordable price.
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Scotland Staircase Regulations
First of all, there is a set of specific building regulations regarding staircases.
These guidelines cover a range of technical specifications, ensuring both safety and comfort for homeowners.
It covers shapes and dimensions: height, level, pitch and length. Clearances must also be taken into account, right down to the smaller details such as handrails and balustrades.
If you’re fitting a similar replacement staircase, you’re unlikely to encounter problems as the dimensions should be very similar.
For new additions to a building, such as loft conversions or extensions, you are making a significant change to the building. You will need to ensure your designs abide by the set regulations.
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When Should You Replace A Staircase?
CONSIDER THE TREADS
One of the first signs that a staircase is wearing away are the treads—if they’re loose, missing, or simply worn out, that tends to mean they’re on their last leg.
The presence of splinters should also be viewed with caution.
Cracked threads can lead to worse damage, and fast, as the staircase becomes vulnerable to outside pressures.
REVIEW THE UNDER-STRUCTURE
If your staircase is visibly in good shape up above, then the next visit you should pay is down below.
A stair’s under-structure carries the staircase and can is often the first place where foundational issues arise.
This largely comes from either storm damage, or the result of time—a house can shift over the year and move the staircase.
If you notice that the under-structure is uneasy, or broken, then it’s time for a replacement.
LOOK FOR DETACHED PARTS
Finally, this is the most obvious sign out there that it’s time to replace your old staircase: when the handrail or fitting post comes off! If either of these parts are loosened, they will likely come off in the very near future, and thereby further destabilizing an already-defunct staircase.
At Windsor Bespoke, we specialise in customised staircases that fit the style and design of each home.
Contact Windsor Bespoke
If you are looking to replace your timber staircase or even upgrade elements of your staircase then contact us today.
Certain elements can be damaged or you may even want to upgrade your banister – so what are you waiting for? Call us now!
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