Hey all, are there any building carpenters in the collective? I’m after some advice on a staircase renovation if anyone is able to help.I would like to have a go at replacing the panels I currently have for spindles but am unsure of anything to look out for before I tear into it. I know there are regs in spacing etc but I first would like to understand if I can keep the handrail and base and just replace the panels. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
They look.like modern spruce plywood and a later addition…I suspect if you take one out you might see attachments where spindles once were. Regs are max100mm gap I believe but that’s only relevant if it’s a new build or extension and buildings regs sign off is required. There are a lot of online companies that make spindles to order and sure they’ll have fixings and fittings accessories
You can also turn funky spindles on the wood lathe.
There’s also a chance the old spindles are still underneath, or have you checked already?
@Dermot, No they are definitely not there, the panel you see is probably only 5mm thick… will open up one panel and post some pics…