Floor And Stair Repairs

An uneven wooden floor is best levelled with a floor-sanding machine, which can be hired. Ask your hire-shop for clear instructions as to how to use this. Walking about and observing the noise of bare boards will show if there are any gaps between boards and joists. Warped boards may be pulled down by driving…

Maintenance of Stairs

Maintenance of Stairs

While most of the stairs in houses are of a closed or open-riser timber variety in either a straight flight, quarter-turn or dog leg form, there are other stairs found in domestic use. For example, stairs could be constructed of concrete or steel; where there is not enough space for a conventional staircase, a spiral…

Repositioning a staircase

Repositioning a staircase

Repositioning the main staircase may both free wasted space in the house and result in a safer design. Many staircases in pre-1940 properties were badly designed with an uneven pitch, unequal treads and narrow and steep winders. As such they have caused innumerable accidents. A repositioned staircase must comply with building regulations. These require: 1…