Renovating a Staircase: How to Give Your Stairs a New Lease of Life

renovating a staircase is much easier than replacing one in most instances
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Renovating a staircase is something that many people modernising period properties will have to take on. As with any original feature, it is always better to repair rather than replace and, thankfully, in the case of staircases, issues brought on by old age are rarely structural.

One of the other main advantages of renovating a staircase rather than buying a new staircase design is that a replacement will need to conform with Building Regulations which can throw up all sorts of complications.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.