# Stair Calculator

This calculator is designed to quickly and accurately calculate the information required during the construction or renovation of stairs.

This calculator is designed to quickly and accurately calculate the information required during the construction or renovation of stairs.

When using the online stair calculator: you can calculate the number of steps, stringer length and tread length by entering the total height and tread size of the staircase.

## How to Calculate Stair Size?

You can follow the steps below to calculate the staircase dimensions. These steps will help you determine the total height of the staircase, the number of steps and the height per step:

**Determining the Total Height:**

Measure the total height of the staircase from the starting point to the end point. You will use this measurement to determine how many steps the staircase will have and the height of each step.

**Determine the Number of Steps:**

To determine the number of steps, divide the total height by the height per step. For example, if the total height is 300 cm and the height of each step is 20 cm, the number of steps would be 300 cm / 20 cm = 15 steps.

**Determining the Height Per Step:**

To determine the height per step, divide the total height by the number of steps. For example, if the total height is 300 cm and the number of steps is 15, the height per step will be 300 cm / 15 steps = 20 cm.

**Determining Step Width (Optional):**

The step width is the width of each step. To determine this measurement, a width that people can easily step on is usually chosen. As standard, the step width can be preferred between 25-30 cm.

By following these steps, you can determine the appropriate dimensions for your staircase. However, it is important to consider local building regulations and safety standards. It is also important to choose the appropriate dimensions for the comfort and safety of the people who will use the ladder.

### What is a Staircase?

A staircase is a structure used for ascending or descending an elevation. It usually consists of steps and provides transportation between different levels. Stairs are used inside or outside buildings, on bridges, terrace areas and in many different places. Their main purpose is to overcome height differences or to facilitate access to different levels.

**The basic components of stairs are as follows:**

**Treads (Steps):**Horizontal structural elements used as a walking surface. Each step provides a step during ascent or descent along the staircase.**Handrails (Push or Hold Places):**Used to provide safety along the staircase. Handrails can be located on the sides or in the center of the staircase.**Columns or Struts:**They are the load-bearing structural elements of the staircase. They support the steps and are usually located at the bottom.**Floor or Slab:**The basic load-bearing floor or base of the staircase.

Stairs can be made of various materials (wood, metal, concrete, etc.) and different designs. There are different types and models of stairs depending on the need and the environment to be used.

### Stair Types and Calculations

Stairs can be of various types according to their different design and intended use. Here are some common types of stairs and their calculations:

**Upright Stairs:**

- This type of staircase rises vertically and is usually used in confined spaces.
- Calculations are usually based on total height, number of steps and height per step.

**Closed Stairs:**

- These are stairs that are surrounded on both sides by railings or walls.
- Calculations can be based on factors such as total height, number of steps, height per step and stair width.

**Open Stairs:**

- Stairs that are surrounded by handrails on one side only.
- Calculations can be made in a similar way to closed stairs.

**Spiral Stairs:**

- Circular staircases that provide ascent using a narrow space.
- Calculations are usually based on the height, diameter, number of steps and height per step.

**Step Stairs:**

- A type of staircase where each step is designed as a step.
- Calculations usually focus on the total height, number of steps, height per step and step width.

**Vehicle Stairs:**

- A type of ladder, usually metal, used especially outside buildings or in industrial areas.
- Calculations are usually based on height, number of steps and height per step.

Each type of ladder may require different calculations depending on the requirements of the area where it will be used and design preferences. Accurate calculations are important for safety and comfort. According to the characteristics of the work to be done, calculations should be made in accordance with engineering standards.