Boxing in under winder stairs

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    Hey all ....

    I've had to break in to an adjoining room to get the stairs in for my loft conversion.
    This means that up the one corner of the room I'll have to box in or mesh cover a three tread winder.

    I've seen a few examples of this on google but some of them are ugly as sin.
    Do you dudes have any creative ideas or pictures of attractive methods to hide the underside corner of a staircase ?

    We live in a victorian house so quirky options I don't mind ...
     
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    you have an odd spiral shape so will be some wasted space
    are the stair case winders covered underneath or open showing the construction
     
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    Its just a standard closed tread winder ......
     
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    I assume the boxing-in needs to be half hour fire resistance so that will determine how you do it. Probably boring old plasterboard although you can get bendy plasterboard but I've not used in a fire resisting position.
     
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    Yeah thats the tricky bit .... I was maybe thinking we could stuff it with rockwool and batton it over ? then mesh it ... I just can't visualise how its going to look.
     
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    I'll try to find a photo, I did one a while ago where we retained an old curved soffit to a set of stair winders just so you can see what it looks like. It wasn't fire resistant.
     
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    It looks a bit rough and rustic but it was in an old cottage. You can probably get a cleaner crisper finish.
     
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    thanks fella .... seems like the idea
     
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    guess it will look something like this ... would love to see a painted up version really ..
     

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    That's more like it. Obviously that is in the protected stairwell so wont be fire protected.

    I think you can have render on expanded metal lathe to get half an hour (plus mineral wool behind) but you would need to look that up.
     
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