Introduction to spiral stairs design

Introduction to simplified explanations of spiral stair design


This is a series of non-promotional articles to explore as plainly as possible various aspects of spiral stair design that are often misunderstood.  These are written for home owners and other non-builders, and for builders, designers and architects who would like to see simple discussions of spiral staircases and how to plan them, their uses and limitations, and specifically how spiral stairs are different from and similar to conventional straight stairs.


Spiral stair landing designs

Spiral stair landing designs are a vital part of any spiral staircase installation.  Building codes require at least 78″ above all parts …

Notes on a 180-degree spiral stair

180-Degree Spiral Stairs Spiral stairs do not always have to turn almost a full circle as you climb them.  Typically spiral treads …