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STAIRS STAIRS, TYPES, AND HOW THEY WORK. What are Stairs?  A flight of steps is known as a stair. Stairs provide easy access to various levels of the.

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1 STAIRS STAIRS, TYPES, AND HOW THEY WORK

2 What are Stairs?  A flight of steps is known as a stair. Stairs provide easy access to various levels of the home.  All styles of homes, except the ranch with no basement have stairs. ranch  A flight is a stairway or set of steps between one floor or landing and the next.

3 Types of stairs Six general types of stairs are commonly used in residential construction. They are:  Straight flight stairs  L stairs (or dog-leg)  Double L stairs  U stairs  Winder stairs  Spiral stairs

4 The Straight flight stairs  The straight flight or straight run stairs are the stairs used most in new home construction.  Straight stairs, as the name implies, have no turns.  These stairs are not as expensive to construct as other types of stairs.

5 The Straight flight stairs

6 L-Stairs (Dog-leg)  The L stairs has one landing at some point along the flight of steps.  If the landing is near the top or bottom of the stairs,  the term Long L is used to describe the difference

7 L-Stairs (Dog-leg)

8 Double L Stairs  Double L stairs require two 90 degree turns along the flight.  They may be used when space is not available for either the straight or L stairs.  Double L stairs are not frequently used in residential construction.

9 Double L Stairs

10 U-Stairs  U Stairs may be constructed may be either as wide U or narrow U stairs. Both have two flights of steps parallel to each other with a landing between.  The difference between wide and narrow U stairs is the space between the two flights.

11 U-Stairs

12 Winder Stairs  Winder stairs have “pie-shaped” steps which are substituted for a landing.  This type is used when the space is not sufficient for the L stairs.

13 Winder Stairs

14 Spiral or Circular Stairs  Spiral stairs, as a rule, are not very safe since they generally have winder steps.  They may be used where little space is available.

15 Spiral or Circular Stairs

16 How stairs work How stairs work

17 What have you learnt? 1. What are the 6 types of Stairs mentioned? types of Stairs types of Stairs 2. T/F- the use of spiral stairs is highly encouraged spiral stairs spiral stairs 3. I have pie shaped steps which function as a landing. What am I? pie shaped pie shaped 4. T/F- another name for the l-shaped stairs is the dogleg l-shaped stairs l-shaped stairs 5. T/F- U-stairs can be both wide u and narrow u U-stairs

18 What was your Score????? 4-5 of 5………WELL DONE!!!! 4-5 of 5………WELL DONE!!!!  1-3 of 5………… better luck next time!!!!!


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