Re: Loft conversion
Another bit of advice for you, Barr, y that might prove useful.
If you've not ordered your staircase yet try the online company StairBox ( based in Stoke on Trent) . they deliver nationwide.
All the contractors use them nowadays and they can usually deliver within two or three weeks from ordering. All handrails and spindles are pre-cut too, which is really helpful.
They will help you with the design if you're unsure. The double winder stairs I just fitted on this loft conversion I'm presently fitting was from StairBox