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rxh

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I had the pleasure of visiting friends in Berlin last weekend. They have two apartments, one above the other, that have been converted into a single dwelling by the addition of an interconnecting staircase in oak. Two things struck me about this staircase:
1) It appeared to be very well made and a credit to the joiners who built it.
2) It was very steep and needed concentration to negotiate, particularly after enjoying the generous hospitality of my hosts :)
- Much steeper than I think would be allowed in the UK. It made me wonder how the permitted steepness of staircases varies in different countries.
 

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Dee J

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Certainly some Netherlands stairs match that in pitch and hazard.....
 

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made quite a few stairs in my time in Germany and Holland, as Dee said, many a flight of stairs in ?Holland are of the 30 deg incline and 80 cm wide and often with two winders, note that in Germany the treads are often of 35 - 40mm thick and rails too.
 
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