Loosely set or wall stairs in the garden

The range of steps in the garden ranges from individually laid stone blocks and suitable boulders to precisely bricked or cast construction and descent constructions. There is also a general difference between drywall constructions and masonry, where the height to be overcome is important.

Slope and running path

For staircase construction in the garden, the function of the stairs, the dimensions and the terrain are crucial. While stairs between the terrace and the garden are often laid out and frequently bricked constructions, many variants of implementation are often possible in the terrain.

The creation of a garden staircase is adapted to the respective slope, with large distances between the steps forming an elongated staircase, which is sometimes perceived as a paved path or pathway with intermediate steps.

Stair shape and regulations

Apart from the appearance and the shape of the terrain, the construction costs can be influenced when calculating a garden staircase. Building regulations prescribe a stair railing from three levels. By a wide pulling apart of the individual kicks often only the connected stairs are counted. However, the percentage gap that can quickly become too high on hillside land should be noted.

stairs species

The typical stairs for outside stairs in the garden are solid stairs made of concrete or stone. In most cases, garden stairs are built as outdoor staircases without roofing.

Common ways in which the staircase is set are:

  • Loose laying of natural stones
  • Loosely paving the exterior stairs
  • Concreting the garden stairs
  • Walled exterior staircase with artificial or natural bricks such as sandstone

Lighting and anti-slip

Anyone who moves stairs in the garden or plans a massive staircase construction must think of the staircase lighting. For widely spaced individual stages, plug-in lamps powered by solar cells are recommended. For massive staircases adequate lighting is mandatory.

Tips & Tricks

For stairs in the garden, pay attention to the immediate surroundings of the course. In shady, muddy or heavily overgrown areas, moisture, leaves and damp soil can have a decisive influence on skid resistance.

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