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I am afraid we can’t draw a line there and continue with our day.
The building regulations are there for guidance and the individual building inspector involved with the project has the final say. So, whilst the rules outlined above are correct based on the regulations, the descriptions can be interpreted differently and building inspectors can sometimes have their own view on these. Occasionally they might insist on something a little larger and sometimes they might accept a spiral with a smaller diameter.
It is crucial to gain building control approval before purchasing the spiral staircase.
What if the work you are doing does not require building control and isn’t to be inspected?
We would always recommend by default adhering to the building regulations. If you did install a spiral too small to comply there could be complications when you sell the property. Any major work done to a property needs to be declared when selling and often building control approval requested.
Any questions about spiral staircase building regulations or indeed the range of spirals we supply please call 01794 522444 or email email@example.com