Sep
07

How to Save an Old Staircase

“Stairs in high-traffic areas of your home receive a lot of abuse over time. The riser is the part of the stair that sits vertically and supports the front portion of the tread. Loose or damaged risers can be repaired by reinforcing them with a strip of wood attached underneath the stairs.”

As with any original feature, it is always preferable to repair rather than replace and, thankfully, in the case of staircases, issues brought on by old age are rarely structural.

There are other benefits to retaining a period staircase too, other than their original design — a replacement staircase will need to conform with Building Regulations which can throw up all sorts of complications.

Read more: https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/how-to-save-an-old-staircase/

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