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try lapeyre or spiral

Posted by rick on February 4th, 2003 01:34 PM
In reply to decorative pull down stairs by Stella on January 3rd, 2003 11:38 PM [Go to top of thread]

your local codes probably prohibit using a pull-down stair to access a habitable space (such as a hobby room). Best bets for a stair that doesn't take up much space would be either a spiral stair (plan on 48" diameter) or an "alternating tread" type stair (called a Lapeyre stair), if allowed by your local code. A local architect would be able to give you full guidance. Good luck!

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