When renovating an old house you often find that it’s necessary to fit a stair into an existing stairwell or adapt a stairwell to fit a more practical stair. Often the existing stair is too steep and dangerous or there’s very little room to set up a stair that fits building regulations.
The good news is that StairDesigner is excellent at calculating a stair for tight situations. It has some very neat tools to determine the best fit stair for your house. Here we use the Headroom Control function to fit a stair into the exacting constraints of a small stairwell.
We've illustrated the stairwell dimensions in SketchUp here but you could easily use hand drawn site sketches instead. Don't forget our 3D DXF service if you are using the free version of StairDesigner and would like the that output for SketchUp.