Spiral staircase - build your own kit

Although the spiral staircase looks very elegant and complicated, it is quite easy to build it yourself. However, a kit should be bought from a professional, as the costs and effort of a self-constructed staircase significantly exceed the price of a kit. It also makes it easier to ensure safety on the spiral staircase.

Preliminary considerations

With a spiral staircase, everything inevitably depends on the stable attachment of the spindle. This must be anchored in the ground below and also securely screwed to the building at the top. Before buying, make sure that these anchors are possible in the desired location.

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Step by step

  • Kit stairs
  • more screws
  • Dowels
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Drill (€ 48.00 at Amazon *)
  • screwdriver
  • Allen key
  • Wrench
  • Jigsaw
  • Power cutter

1. Sort parts

If you have purchased a kit, you should first check that it is complete. Put the parts together in the required order to avoid confusion during work.

2. Open the ceiling

Make sure there is nothing left on the ceiling. Also remove carpet or laminate here. If there is plasterboard cladding under the ceiling, first cut into it and remove it. Do not work with heavy equipment here, as cables can lie in the ceiling here. You have to flex a concrete ceiling for better or worse.

3. Spindle mount

Check carefully what you are attaching the spindle mount to. Of course, the ceiling must also be opened at this point. With a concrete ceiling, you can attach the bracket to heavy-duty dowels and the screws that are usually supplied with a clear conscience.

With a plasterboard ceiling, you have to work your way up to the beam or steel girder and attach the fastening here.

4th. Step by step

You put the steps in the spindle according to the instructions. Unfortunately the constructions are quite different. Therefore, follow the manufacturer's instructions very carefully. Don't skip a screw, no matter how many. Among other things, the manufacturer's guarantee and liability for damages would suffer.

Tips & Tricks Whether inside or outside, a spiral staircase also requires a building permit. Especially when it is the only staircase in the house. This also applies to very simple kits that you install yourself.