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Safe stairs to our attic

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Chrysanthamum Mon 02-Nov-09 13:41:13

We've a great attic space and would like to turn it into a den/occasional guest room. Its floored already and we put a skylight in it. Apart from that it will need a lot of work. We can't afford to have a legal extension done and we wont be here forever so we'd be happy with just an attractive additional living space. Since our kids are v little we would'nt want a ladder to access it. Is it possible to get stairs fitted without having to get them removed when we sell the house?
Advice please.

CybilCybilCybil Mon 02-Nov-09 13:43:58

I think you can get stairs fitted but it would be against building regs as you have to have a means of escape in the case of a fire and all that needs to be checked. Why not do it properly now? It would make your house much more saleable when the time comes, you don;t have to have all the bells and whistles

Chrysanthamum Mon 02-Nov-09 13:56:58

We'd love to do it properly but our budget is lean. with the property market as well I'm not sure how sensible it is to invest more money in the house. I looked for stairways online but most seem to be just ladders. I'd like a proper carpeted stairway but would it be worth all the hassle if we had to remove it when we leave? If I thought we'd be here for 10 yrs I'd go for it but we might move somewheere else in the next 2 years or so.

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