Attics are back in vogue in modern residential construction. And since these premises are a superstructure over the main structure, they must provide access to them. And you can do this with the help of stairs.
The easiest option is the ladder. But this, you see, is a temporary solution to the problem. After all, the attic is intended for permanent residence in it. And, therefore, the stairs will have to be used several times a day. Therefore, the attic should be stationary, moreover, “hard on the legs”.
This means that when designing a living attic should immediately take into account the location of such a staircase, as well as the free space of the lower floor, which this staircase will “be forced” will occupy, t.e. The angle of her inclination.
You can perform attacked stairs with your own hands of any configuration and from any building material. It should be taken into account how they fit into the general environment of the house. For example, in a log house it would be more natural to install a wooden staircase or wooden steps on load-bearing metal beams. But a staircase made of stone or brick in such a house will look a little ridiculous. But in a stone house to match the castle, such a staircase on the attic will be very useful.
The attic stairs can be divided by the type of installation into marching and screw. More simple to execute are marching stairs, t.to. have one focus of supporting grounds. The spiral staircase constantly “changes” its focus, “curling” with a spiral (which, in fact, is already clear from its name). If there is not enough experience, it is better to entrust the manufacture of stairs to professionals, here the work will be completed faster and the quality will eventually be higher.
High stairs with a large number of steps are more rationally separated by small sites (marches), which will ensure greater reliability of the design.
Since the attic staircase is an integral part of the interior, it should not be done “clumsily” – the staircase should become a kind of decoration of the situation. Therefore, in its design, you should resort to various design solutions.