Building and Designing Stairs

Carl, I'm in the designing process and I want to know how many horizontal feet to allow for the stairs in my plans.

Poor stair design can be frustrating during construction and even result in being turned down by the building inspection department. Stair risers could be too high, or stair treads too short, or landings too small. It happens more often than you would think. A simple stair calculator helps you understand stair design and avoid mistakes. Use the calculator and learn more about stair design here.

Carl Heldmann,