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Spiral staircases come in various different styles and sizes, so how do you go about picking the right kit for your home? Below we have provided a guide to some of the things you will need to consider.

Location

The first aspect you need to consider is whether your spiral staircase is going to be used indoors or outdoors, as this will influence the material it needs to be made from. For external staircases we highly recommend choosing one that has a weather-proof zinc coating. We have a number of zinc coated external spiral staircase kits for you to choose from.

Spiral staircases outside make it easy for you to get to your swimming pool

Spiral staircases outside make it easy for you to get to your swimming pool.

Style

If you are building an indoor spiral staircase, you will need to think carefully about its style and the material it is made from. Today the most popular style of spiral stairs are made from steel, however you can also purchase Oak and cast iron spiral staircases for an additional cost. Here at Spiral Stairs Direct we have both wood and metal spiral staircase kits for you to choose from.

Colour

Something else you will need to consider is the colour of your spiral staircases. Most of our spiral staircase kits can be painted to match your décor. It is recommended that you paint your staircase after you have built it to avoid it getting scratched during installation.

Size

Whether you plan on using your spiral staircase indoors or outdoors, you will need to make sure you determine the diameter you need before buying a kit. Our spiral staircase kits are available in a wide range of diameters including 1200mm, 1400mm and 1600mm. When measuring the space you have available, be sure to leave around 25mm clearance around the outside of where the staircase will go.

Accessories

Once you have decided on the right spiral staircase kit for your home, you can move on to looking at the different accessories available to make it even more practical and stylish. Here at Spiral Stairs Direct we stock a wide range of accessories for spiral staircases including balustrades, riser bar kits, hand rails and extra treads.

Installation

Last on your list will be thinking about how you are going to install your spiral staircase. We have designed all of our kits to be as easy to assemble as possible and have provided both written instructions and a DVD that will take you through the installation process. If however you are not so great when it comes to DIY, you may want to think about contacting a local tradesman and paying them to install your staircase kit on your behalf.

Conclusion

Buying a spiral staircase kit for your home doesn’t have to be as daunting as it may seem. Simply follow our guide and think carefully about what will look and function best in your home and you are sure to pick a spiral staircase kit that you are happy with.

 

Image Credits: Niels Linneberg and quinet

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