stair cavity

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Old 07-03-03, 08:43 AM
Kezaco
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stair cavity

Hello,
I am living in an old building in Paris (France) and i'd like to install stairs between the 2 levels of my appartements.
I am looking for advices about the rules for a stair cavity.
Can i do it all by myself (after the studies of an architect ) ?
The ceiling of the appartement below is made with old beams, plaster and maybe bricks (as far as I know)
The problem I think is not to dig the cavity, but how to reinforce the stucture and the remainings beams.
Maybe they are books about this problem ?
Thanks for ur advices
Kezaco
 
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Old 07-03-03, 09:16 AM
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Cool

You might look into circular stair kits that come with a base to spread the weight of it across a section of floor and the beams below.
Good Luck!
 
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Old 07-04-03, 06:57 AM
Kezaco
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Where can I find such a kit ?

Thank you for ur answer.
I have never heard of such a kit. There a of course all kind of stair in kit in France, but I have never seen kit with reinforcement base.
Do u know if those kit are on sell on the Internet ?
And what to do if I cant find such kit (In fact my intention is to built a stair by myself...)
Kezaco
 
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