Category Archives for Stairs

Fix a Wobbly Newel Post – Solving Problems with Older Stairs

Solving problems with older stairs - fixing split treads

Solving Problems with Older Stairs Stairs need very little in the way of maintenance and a new staircase should function for years without any major problems. Fortunately, when problems do occur they tend to be relatively minor and simple to … Continue reading

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Dealing with Infestation and Rot in Floors and Stairs

Dealing With Infestations and Rot in Floors and Stairs - Dry Rot

Dealing with Infestation and Rot A house is under constant threat from infestation and rot, and even in the best maintained homes such pests can sometimes turn up. Being able to identify which pest has caused the damage, how they … Continue reading

17. December 2010 by admin
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Problems with Floors, Floorboards and Staircases

problems with floors and stairs

Repair and Renovation – Floors and Staircases Every home, whatever its age, will need some degree of regular maintenance – the amount will usually depend on how well and how often repairs were carried out in the past. It is … Continue reading

17. December 2010 by admin
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Opening up a Staircase

Opening up a Staircase

Opening up a Staircase While most stairs can be substantially altered simply by changing the style of handrails, balusters and newel posts, there are times when more radical changes are called for. If you really do not like the look … Continue reading

15. December 2010 by admin
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Mending a Broken Stair Tread

Mending a Broken Stair Tread

Mending a Broken Stair Tread Stairs suffer inevitable wear and tear but they usually remain structurally sound for a very long time. However, if a broken tread is suspected it should be repaired immediately to avoid a potentially serious accident. … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Squeaking Staircase

Squeaking Stairs

Dealing with Squeaking Stairs Irrespective of the quality of their construction, there will inevitably come a time when the treads of a staircase will start to squeak. The main causes of squeaking stairs are simply general wear and tear, coupled … Continue reading

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Painting Stairs and How to Do the Best Job

Painting Stairs

Painting Stairs Achieving a professional finish when applying paint to stairways and landings can be a difficult process. There are so many little nooks and crannies that the idea of undertaking a complete redecoration can be a daunting prospect. However, … Continue reading

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How to Stain A Softwood Staircase

How to Stain A Softwood Staircase

How to Stain A Softwood Staircase Staining a softwood staircase opens up lots of exciting possibilities and has many advantages -stain is easier to apply than paint and allows the grain and texture of the wood to show through. Dark … Continue reading

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How to Fit A Door Under the Stairs and Under Stairs Storage

How to Fit A Door Under the Stairs and Under Stairs Storage

Fitting a Door Beneath the Stairs With the basic panel below the stairs completed you could just decorate it to match the room. However, adding a door, fielded panelling and other details will create a more finished appearance and you … Continue reading

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How to Fit Spandrel Panels

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Fitting spandrel panels Spandrel panelling is really just another name for the panels that can be fitted to fill in the area below the stairs and create cupboard space. Once common in older houses, cost considerations mean that it often … Continue reading

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