A complete rebuild or a renovation in wood, glass or metal; we can rework your current staircase.
Yes a staircase is a functional item but that shouldn’t mean it has to look simple. Whether you need a rework of your current stairs or need a new set for a loft conversion we can build you a beautiful staircase.
Planning application for staircases home is not required but thee are safety and fire regulations that must be met.
To ensure adequate fire safety for the dwelling a new stair serving new room(s) will be needed. Where there is not enough room for a full traditional stair, it may be possible to use a “space saving” staircase. Retractable ladders or stairs are not normally acceptable.
For general safety reasons, there are specific criteria that a stair should be designed to.
see limits and conditions
No more than half the area of land around the original house would be covered by additions or other buildings.
No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway.
No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
Single-storey rear extension must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house1 by more than three metres if an attached house or by four metres if a detached house.
In addition, outside Article 1(5) designated land2 and Sites of Special Scientific Interest the limit is increased to 6m if an attached house and 8m if a detached house until 30 May 2016.
These increased limits (between 3m and 6m and between 4m and 8m respectively) are subject to the neighbour consultation scheme.
Maximum height of a single-storey rear extension of four metres.
Extensions of more than one storey must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house* by more than three metres or be within seven metres of any boundary opposite the rear wall of the house.
Maximum eaves height of an extension within two metres of the boundary of three metres.
Maximum eaves and ridge height of extension no higher than existing house.
Side extensions to be single storey with maximum height of four metres and width no more than half that of the original house.
Two-storey extensions no closer than seven metres to rear boundary.
Roof pitch of extensions higher than one storey to match existing house.
Materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house.
No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
Upper-floor, side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor.
On designated land no permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey; no cladding of the exterior; no side extensions.
This information is only for a quick reference and shouldn’t be taken as actual fact. For more information please contact your local council or visit the planning portal