# Calculating garden steps

#### ash1212002

Hi can anyone tell me how many patio steps i need in total?

The height is 3ft

I will be placing 2 400mm slabs per steps, so total 800 wide

What should be the rise height?

In terms of the total run/depth i can be flexible but do not want to go in too deep and eat into the garden but want it safe enough for the kids

Cheers

5 steps each of 180mm(normal stair height) will give you 900mm and final step will be your upper finished level,thats the highest i would go with kids,or if room do 6 at 150mm.

5 steps each of 180mm(normal stair height) will give you 900mm and final step will be your upper finished level,thats the highest i would go with kids,or if room do 6 at 150mm.

Thanks, what total run/depth is that based on? The sides how deep do i go in? i.e 1 metre?

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You could bring your first step or two forward to save cutting into garden,i would make each tread a minimum of 300mm,based on that you would be digging out about 1500/1800mm,bringing the first steps forward would reduce that.

You could bring your first step or two forward to save cutting into garden,i would make each tread a minimum of 300mm,based on that you would be digging out about 1500/1800mm,bringing the first steps forward would reduce that.

I've already purchased the slabs for the steps which are 400x400mm

I was hoping to get away by only cutting in 1000mm, would this be problematic?

Otherwise I'll go with 1500mm, but will 400mm slabs be ok? With a rise of 150mm, which will be 6 steps

Rise of six to eight inches (max).
Go of 12inches to 400mms of your slabs.

Rise of six to eight inches (max).
Go of 12inches to 400mms of your slabs.

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