To think trellis is a safe option?
Doubtfuldaphne · 19/06/2013 22:43
Moving in to a house soon with dodgy 60's open staircase. I have a 2.5 yr old dd who loves to climb. The top balustrade has horizontal beams of wood with large gaps from the floor and between each. Then the stairs are quite open from banister to stairs.
What can I do to seal this all up? Would trellis be safe/strong enough?
Before anyone questions why we took the house with this problem.. Well the house is incredible apart from this and after a year or so she will be old enough to be careful around he stairs. I hope!
RustyBear · 20/06/2013 07:32
We moved into a house with a staircase like that when DS was 3.5 and DD 18 months and a great climber! We put boards up -we thought of trellis, but I was worried that DD would be able use it to climb up the balustrade at the top.
We used white mdf boards - they fitted very well under the lip of the banister rail and diddn't look too bad - in fact we pretty much forgot they were there and didn't take them down until some years later.
sugarandspite · 20/06/2013 08:05
Do be aware that if you take down whatever your falling-through preventative measure is, you may well find that you end up with gaps perfectly sized for a preschooler / schooler to get their heads stuck in.
Yes, you would think they wouldn't be idiotic enough to do that but apparently, they are
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