WHAT IS STAIRS?
“A stair is a system of steps by which people and
objects may pass from one level of a building to
A stair is to be designed to span large vertical
distance by dividing it into smaller vertical
distance called steps.
SOME IMPORTANT TECHNICAL TERMS:
The definitions of some important technical terms, used
in connection with the stair are as follows:
There are 20 terms in which stair depends.
All steps lead in one direction
Simplest form of stair arrangement
It may consist of one or more flights
They are used when space available for staircase is long but narrow in
The width and the length of the landings should be equal
ADVANTAGES OF A STRAIGHT STAIRCASE:
Though there are so many new varieties and styles of staircases
available today, the straight staircase continues to be popular
because of the following advantages.
A straight staircase is cheaper than other types of staircases such as
U-shaped or curved.This is because the construction process is much
simpler and less time consuming.
Some people prefer the simplicity of a straight staircase.When
planned properly and built using attractive materials, a straight
staircase can be simple but quite elegant.
Because a straight staircase offers a clear view of the stairs, there is a
lower chance of falls or misplaced steps. In contrast, curved
staircases often require a lot of attention when you are going up or
Ease of Construction
A straight staircase is easy to plan for and construct.You can have
one ready for use in much less time than it would take to construct a
curved or platform staircase.
DISADVANTAGES OF A STRAIGHT STAIRCASE
Straight staircases also include a fair share of drawbacks. Some of
these include a lack of privacy between two levels and the possibility
of serious injuries.