Plan the pedestal steps - that's how it works

When calculating a pedestal staircase additional aspects to the staircase formula must be considered. For example, the ceiling opening may need to be larger to allow headroom anywhere in the staircase. What else you need to look out for when planning a landing staircase, we'll show you right here.

Convenience with the pedestal steps

Through one or more podiums, a staircase can be greatly loosened up. This provides comfort and the ability to transport furniture or bulky goods through this staircase. However, this convenience wants to be planned exactly.

headroom

In a normal straight staircase, the ceiling cut is simple and clear. With a pedestal staircase, it depends on where the pedestal is placed. Therefore, the ceiling cutout usually has to reach over the pedestal.

landing size

The pedestal should not be smaller than the stairs at any point. The width of the staircase must be used as a minimum for the width of the pedestal. If the staircase continues to run in the opposite direction after the pedestal, in addition to the double stairway width, the gap between the two stair sections must be added.

Examples of pedestal steps

The main point is basically always the interaction between the pedestal and the ceiling opening. In the first example, you can see how big the opening must be if the landing is already incorporated right at the beginning of the staircase.

  • Pedestal steps with 90 degree change of direction
    Floor height 2.85 meters
    clear room height 2.50 meters
    Steps 15 pieces
    Podium as second stage
    Slope 19 centimeters
    Stepping depth 24.58 cm
    Step width 95 centimeters
    Podium size 95 x 95 centimeters
    Head height 2.15 meters
    Ceiling opening 1.00 x 4.00 meters
  • Pedestal steps with 90 degree change of direction
    Floor height 3.00 meters
    clear room height 2.80 meters
    Steps 17 pieces
    Pedestal as the sixth step
    Gradient 17.65 centimeters
    Performance depth 29.50 cm
    Step width 95 centimeters
    Podium size 95 x 95 centimeters
    Head height 2.07 meters
    Ceiling opening 1.50 x 4.00 meters

Tips & Tricks

However, the ceiling opening alone is not yet the footprint needed by the pedestal steps. The entrance and the first steps are usually still in an area of ​​the room where the ceiling is not yet open. Consider also the loss of space on the upper floor when planning the pedestal steps.

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