1. R

    How do i secure this riser?

    So the riser on the bottom step is not secured where it meets the chipboard floor. I can’t screw it into the floor because the chipboard ends right under the riser and there is a void. The riser flexes alot. How can I secure the riser so it doesn’t sound like its broken when it gets kicked?
  2. K

    how to paint match stairs

    hey, i got stairs up to first floor which are nicely painted and Stairs from first floor to second need painting and are different colour. Got two question. 1) How to paint the stairs from first to second floor, I got a wood stain but the white gloss paint that is already painted does not like...
  3. W

    Thinking or refurbishing the stairs.

    Hello fellow DIYer's. I'm thinking of refurbishing my stairs by painting them completely and adding either a runner or stair mats. I also have a half landing that currently has floor boards. The idea is to paint all of the stairs and the bullnoses of the half landing and replace the floorboards...
  4. H

    Heavy condensation in under stairs cupboard

    We moved to a 1950s detached house in September which has a cupboard space under the stairs. I've noticed some quite heavy condensation inside it which you can see in the attached pictures. The cupboard does smell faintly damp and there was a lot of mould / blown plaster on the walls here before...
  5. W

    300 year old stair replacement

    Hello, I have just moved into a 300 year old cottage. The bottom two steps of the staircase have dropped and I now want to replace them. I’ve taken them up and removed a lot of old wood and debris. the floor below the stairs is just dirt. Has any got any suggestions as to how I best support...
  6. D

    Replace Balustrade on 1950's Plasterboarded Stairs

    I would like to improve the appearance of this 1950's ex-council staircase. I've explored beneath the plasterboard but there's nothing of beauty hiding there. So I want to rip it all out and replace with an elegant varnished wood. It looks like I can only run a handrail and spindles up as...
  7. N

    Stairs landing size

    Hi All, I got a question, can someone help? My house is semi and extending to 2 storey. From the stairs I’ll go up and from landing if I turn left and one step climb I’ll go to existing rooms. If turn right I’ll go to new rooms. I would like to know what is the building reg minimum...
  8. N

    Glue mdf to underside of stairs?

    Hey all. The gaps between the tread and risers let’s lots of dust and debris through to the storage underneath the stairs. We want to stop this from happening and paint the inside to make it look a bit more finished. Can I bond mdf directly to the underside of the tread and raisers to block...
  9. Z

    Main wooden stairs renovation

    Hi there, I have a 1930s straight staircase which is in decent condition structurally but requires some attention. My plan is to renovate it by cladding over existing treads and risers and fix the squeaks from underneath - thankfully I can gain easy access as it is all open. The main issue I...
  10. S

    Advice needed: Cracks on stair wall. Is this a cause for concern?

    Hi, I have recently purchased a property and after starting to paint the hallway a brilliant white colour, i noticed filled in cracks that had been painted over by the previous owner. The cracks are visible from the bottom all the way to the top of the stairs. Are these a cause for concern or...
  11. H

    Soudal Gap Filler in stairs to fix noise - worked but worried about fire

    Dear all, Thanks for reading my post. In the process of redoing the flooring in my house (circa 1970s construction), the tradesman secured the stairs with screws, glue and brackets, which didn't do much. He then drilled holes into the stairs and filled the enclosed stairs undercavity with...
  12. R

    Large gap between stair and stringer

    I have a U turn staircase. There is a large gap (18mm) on one side between stringer and plasterboard wall, while the opposite side is cut about 12mm into the plasterboard. The gap is currently filled with foam, filler and caulk. Its uneven and cracked so I’ve removed the filler/caulk and raked a...
  13. G

    removing newel post, may be structural

    Hi can anyone pleaseeee help me , can this post be cut and taken out? Basically it’s to move furniture up my ridiculously narrow staircase! Whole headboard , base and bunch of other things won’t go up and getting rid of them isn’t an option! Wasn’t sure if this is supporting ceiling or not
  14. E

    Run skirting down stairs?

    When our house was built they finished the stairs really poorly! They seem to be slightly twisted so there are massive gaps in places between the stairs and the wall. It was covered by a flat bit of timber that looked awful. We’ve taken that off and are now trying to figure out how to create a...
  15. G

    Doors on loft landing near stairs advice

    Just wanted to check with those in the know if this is compliant with regs. Quite simply two doors off a LOFT landing. Is the landing too small for compliance? Appreciated,
  16. 8

    Joining stairs riser / nosing to wooden floor.

    Hello, What's the best way to cover the gap between the floor and the riser of the stairs, in particular, the radiused section of the stair risers. Some kind of timber moulding would be ideal, however, I am at a loss how to neatly cover the radiused section. Thankyou in advanced
  17. jellybeanmusic

    New stairs - what should I consider?

    I have purchased a house from an Estate. The previous owner has part converted the loft - there is dormer conversion with a bedroom, shower room, and separate landing, however it is only accessible via pull down stairs. I would like to have proper stairs fitted, but not sure where to start...
  18. S

    load bearing feature under stairs

    Is this typically bearing any load of the stairs or simply a light studwork for the plasterboard that was attached to box in the bottom of the understairs before i stripped it all out?
  19. H

    How to fix MASSIVE gaps between stairs and wall?

    Our house is almost 200 years old and the stairs is the original with a lot of repairs. As you can see in the picture there are massive gaps between the wall and the stairs. How do I fix this?
  20. Iona Howard

    Moving copper pipes in floor

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone would be able to give some advice on how to move some copper pipes. My partner and I are currently renovating a house and we've decided to flip the direction of the stairs to give us more room upstairs. As we'll also be moving the stairs back slightly we...