The best staircases for accessing a loft

Adding a staircase to your existing property may seem daunting, but there are many great options available to you. What’s more is that we can take much of the stress and strain out of the process, providing a full design and build service. You have a great deal of choice when it comes to stylish and unique designs that won’t leave your space feeling too cramped and will have a minimal impact on your property. Read on to discover the best staircases for accessing a loft. 

5 of the top staircases for lofts 

A loft conversion can be a fantastic investment. Not only does it allow you to utilise ‘dead’ space within your home to create an extra room, but it can also add significant value to your home if the work is carried out to a high standard. However, it’s very important to ensure that you can access your loft both safely and comfortably via a suitable staircase. Keep reading to find out which are the best staircases for accessing a loft. 

Space saver staircasesDormer Conversions in Leeds

These staircases are popular due to their compact nature, which can be ideal for those who don’t have a great deal of room to work with. The stairs cut out half of each of the steps on each side. This means you climb them on your left, then your right, and so on. Each flight has a fairly steep incline and is noticeably smaller than normal stairs. They can be ideal for loft access, though you do need to meet strict regulations when you install them. They can only be used to access a single room and therefore cannot lead to a second living area. This is to minimise foot traffic.

Private staircases

If you’re planning on making your loft conversion an ensuite bathroom, or if you’re using it for additional storage space, you may wish to opt for a private staircase. These staircases can be small and take up the same amount of space as a closet, therefore giving you direct access from one room. These staircases are also governed by regulations and can’t lead to a second bedroom due to rules about fire separation. Private staircases can be both subtle and visually pleasing. 


Many people find the health and safety regulations about fire separation difficult to navigate when creating staircases for converted lofts. It can be much easier to comply with these regulations when you create an open-plan loft upon a mezzanine floor. This is because your loft and staircase will essentially all be in one room, with no need for any fire doors or specific walls. This option gives you the chance to make a powerful statement with a large staircase that can act as a centrepiece in your living area.


Loft conversions are often chosen to create more space in small homes. This means it can be challenging to find a place for a whole new staircase. Classic pitched staircases can take up a substantial amount of space, but a spiral staircase can be an ideal solution. Spiral staircases have a modest amount of pitch and only require a small area of floor space. You have a wide range of designs to choose from. A spiral staircase can become a distinctive, visually pleasing focal point of your space.


Another option available to you is to continue your existing staircase. During this kind of installation, extra stairs are added above the place where your staircase currently ends. This option removes the requirement to find additional floor space for an extra staircase. It can also help you avoid installing an overly small and impractical flight of stairs.

Loft Conversions in West YorkshireQuality loft conversions in Leeds 

Now you know which are the best staircases for accessing a loft, you may be wondering how we can help when you’re interested in loft conversions in Leeds. Our team have vast experience when it comes to creating visually pleasing and space-saving staircases for your loft. We have an exceptional reputation when it comes to workmanship, with our team well-known for creating attractive and functional lofts.

We are ready to work with you if you require a first-class loft conversion that can add value to your home and make it a better place to live. Our solutions are ideal for those who are happy in their current properties but do want to create more space. In many cases, it can be much better to simply upgrade your home rather than relocate. Our loft conversions provide you with a larger living space and can be used as additional bedrooms, playrooms, study rooms and storage space, to give just a few examples.

Expert guidance throughout

We can provide you with expert guidance and advice throughout your loft conversion project. You can count on us to assist you every step of the way, from your initial enquiry right through to the completion and sign-off stages. When advising you on your loft conversion options, we’ll consider all relevant factors, including the build of your roof, the design of your home, and the kind of space you want to create. We also only ever use our own staff rather than subcontractors. This ensures all work is completed both on time and to the highest standard. We can help whether you require loft conversions, orangeries or home extensions.

Contact us 

Get in touch now if you need more information on the best staircases for lofts or if you’re ready to embark on your loft conversion project. You can reach us by giving us a call on 0113 436 0357 or by sending a message through our site. We’ll get back to you as quickly as we possibly can.