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Dimensions of a U-shaped staircase

Posted by frozenelves8 (My Page) on
Mon, May 21, 12 at 10:35

Can someone tell me what the dimensions of a U-shaped staircase would be? I want a 4 foot staircase and the ceiling height between floors will be 9 feet. I'm trying to draw it in my plan but want to be exact. I don't use a computer program either. Thanks!


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RE: Dimensions of a U-shaped staircase

I think this will depend on how spacious you want it to be...are you looking for minimum dimensions?


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RE: Dimensions of a U-shaped staircase

Yes, just minimum except for the 4 feet wide.


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RE: Dimensions of a U-shaped staircase

With 15 rises at 7 3/16" and 10" treads with a 48" deep landing at the turn I come up with a total length of approximately 9' 10" with a width approx 8'. The specifics of your staircase design will dictate the exact measurement, but that ought to get you close enough for a design concept drawing.


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RE: Dimensions of a U-shaped staircase

Thanks, does that include any wall thickness surrounding the staircase or do I need to add that?


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RE: Dimensions of a U-shaped staircase

Those dimensions would not include any walls --


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RE: Dimensions of a U-shaped staircase

Sweeby is correct - no walls in my numbers. Remember - all any of us can do is give a rough estimate - your plans and staircase design and materials will all impact the final dimensions. Err on the side of caution when allocating space.


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RE: Dimensions of a U-shaped staircase

Thanks everyone.


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