Make the Most of Summer and Your Wasted Exterior Space; External Timber Staircases

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With drier months ahead, now is the perfect time to start on those exterior projects you have been planning. One such project that maximises the utility of vertical space is an exterior staircase. Outbuildings such as garages can have a useful amount of space above them but making the most of that space can be tricky. A room above a garage cannot always be accessed through an adjoining property, meaning that a staircase is necessary. That may seem straightforward, but many garages require a large amount of floorspace, making a staircase non-viable. An external staircase however circumvents this issue by taking up no space in the floorplan.

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Timber Exterior Staircases; Available in a Variety of Materials

This softwood staircase for example was the perfect addition to this newbuild detached garage. The design is made from softwood for a cost-effective budget and has been treated to provide a lengthy lifespan.
You may look at the design and find the open risers to be an attractive feature. Open risers are not just contemporary fashion here, they are vital. Without open risers, water would collect on the treads leading to faster weathering. Open risers also prevent the structure from be buffeted by the wind, an important consideration for coastal properties. Exterior staircases are available in a selection of different timbers, including; Hemlock, Oak & Redwood. Redwood stairs will be fitted with galvanised feet for added durability and moisture resistance. 

For more staircase ideas, check out the Pear Stairs case study database. To start designing your very own staircase, try the free online Staircreator here. You can also talk to an expert about your staircase desires by phoning the design team on 01938 553311.