How To Measure
Measuring The Stairs
There is no need to measure the length of the stairs, simply follow the method below for a simple staircase.
- Count the number of stairs
- Measure the tread and the riser (marked A on the diagram to the right)
- Measure the stair width (normally between 76cm and 93cm)
Measuring A Room
Rectangular rooms are easy. Simply measure the width and length of the room, always remembering to measure into doorways, alcoves and recesses.
Sketch out a plan like the one on the right and simply fill in the dimensions.
Measuring A Landing
Remember to measure over the top step and into doorways and recesses. Mark the position of your stairs with an X as shown in the example to the right.
Measuring A Hall
The same as a standard room or landing only this time mark the stairs with an X and the front door with a D as shown in the example.