## How much space do you need for L shaped stairs?

Building codes require a minimum of 6-feet, 8-inches of height clearance for stairways. Measure vertically from the platform’s tread nosing or step to the ceiling as you move along the staircase.

**What is a L shaped stairs?**

A Quarter Turn staircase changes its direction to the right or left, but the affected portion of the turn introduces a quarter space landing or winders. The flight of stairs turns 90°, as it rises to connect two different levels, so it is also called a L-stair.

**How do I calculate how many steps I need for stairs?**

You divide the height by 7 inches; if, say, the floor-to-floor distance is 8 feet, 10 inches (or 106 inches), then you’ll need 15 treads (106 divided by 7 equals 15.14). Next, you divide the height by the number of treads (15 into 106), producing the exact tread height (7.06 inches).

### How many stairs do you need to go up 10 feet?

As per thumb rule and various building code or IRC, assume standard design, for 12 feet height of staircase, you will need approximately 21 stairs and for 10 feet height you need 19 stairs to go up.

**What are the dimensions of a staircase?**

Standard Stair Dimensions Standard straight-run stairs have dimensions of a stair width of 36 inches or 91.4 centimeters, a stair tread depth of 11 inches or 28 centimeters, a stair riser size of 7 inches or 18 centimeters, and a length from the bottom to the top of the stairs of 10 feet or 3 meters.

**What is a good angle for stairs?**

around 37°

Stair codes and guidelines prefer an angle of around 37° for normal stairways (the green area in our illustration) and around 7° for ramps (the yellow area in our illustration). Steeper slopes or angles are permitted for stepladders in certain applications as you can see in the illustration.

## How wide should a staircase be?

Building regulations state that the width of your individual stairs should be at least 3 feet or wider. As long as the 3 foot width is met, you can expand as much as you like. The entire width of your staircase needs to reach a minimum of 36 inches wide.

**What is the average staircase size?**

The stair’s width usually varies depending on the type of building the staircase is in, but for a normal residence, the standard tends to be 3 feet, 6 inches (106.7 cm). The minimum, in most places, is 2 feet 8 inches (81.3 cm).