Looking for different space saving stairs?
Looking for space saving stairs?
Space saving stairs, otherwise known as paddle stairs, are designed to maximise floor space in your living area whilst giving you easy access to the various floors in your home. Paddle stairs feature alternating treads, which allow for a sharper pitch than a standard staircase – saving valuable square footage!
All Abbott Wade paddle stairs are expertly constructed in line with current UK building regulations, so they’re guaranteed to be 100 percent safe. Manufactured from the highest quality timber, our space saving stairs will not only free up some room in your home, but will look sleek and stylish, too.
Whilst many people opt for a straight flight of paddle stairs, multiple configurations are possible. You could free up even more of your floor space by choosing an L or U-shaped arrangement of space saving paddle stairs.
If you have a drop of more than 600mm, you will also need to ensure you have balustrading to avoid the risk of falling. Glass is a perfect option for balustrades for space saving stairs as it allows you to maintain the feeling of open space, whilst still achieving the staircase design that you require. With space-saving stairs, we recommend our 15mm frameless glass panels, which is thicker than the 10mm toughened safety glass we use as standard. When you choose the expert team at Abbott-Wade to install your space saving paddle stairs, you can rest assured knowing that you are in safe hands.
Space saving stairs for loft conversion
One of the most obvious benefits of having a loft conversion is the utilisation of all that dead space. Whilst you’re likely to have given great thought to the décor, lighting, window placement and furniture layout, how you will actually access the room is often something of an afterthought.
A loft staircase is not only a practical consideration – it can also be a stylish design feature. However, you may be concerned about losing space in your bedrooms or on your landing to make room for your new staircase.
Choosing space saving stairs for your loft conversion is the perfect solution. These paddle stairs not only mean that you’ll lose the absolute minimum of square footage in your upstairs rooms to your new staircase, but the open design also means that there will be plenty of light flow, keeping your space feeling light and airy.
How to use paddle stairs
To safely use paddle stairs, the user must ascend or descend in line with the design of each tread. This is because part of the tread is cut away in order to save space.
It’s natural to subconsciously start to ascend or descend on the same foot, and this choice will be different for each person. For your ease of use, we’ll take this into account when designing your paddle stairs.
Speak to us about space saving staircases today
If you’re interested in space saving stairs to free up some square footage in your home, be sure to get in touch with one of our experienced team whenever you’re ready. We’re able to advise you on the best staircase for your surroundings, so you can feel entirely comfortable and confident with your choice.