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06/08/2014 at 13:55
We're moving house in the next few weeks and I'm trying to plan what to do about an awkward stairway/gate problem in advance. Basically there is about 4 stairs, then it turns a corner and goes up another 8 stairs. Those bottom four stairs have no bannister or wall on one side, it's just totally open. So the only place to put a normal straight gate is where it turns a corner as there's then a wall on both sides, but I don't want that as four stairs up is still high to fall from especially with a risk of falling off the side as well as down.
I really don't want to have to pay a joiner to build something as we are going to be totally broke from buying the house.
So is there a gate that has an extra piece that can go at 90 degrees to the gate piece to attach to the wall? Hope that makes sense!
I've looked online and the only ones I can see are really big and long, whereas the extra side bit I need would only need to be about two foot (the distance of the depth of four stairs)
i wish I knew a handy person who could make things!
06/08/2014 at 14:31
What room are the stairs in or are they in a hallway? In our first house they were in the hallway so we just put a gate on the living room door so the stairs weren't accessible. Isla still had free reign of the living room and kitchen. In our house now the stairs are at the back of the house in the dining room so again we've put a gate in the adjoining kitchen/ dining room doorway so the stairs can't be accessed. Our stairs sound much like yours, four steps up then a turn and we have a window one
06/08/2014 at 14:32
06/08/2014 at 15:10
They are in the hall way so we could just put a gate on the living room and kitchen doors. But the down stairs toilet is also off the hallway so it would mean W having to ask me to open the gate for her to go to toilet which is rather she could just have quick access. It is the option id considered as a last resort if I can find a gate for the stairs
06/08/2014 at 16:35
08/08/2014 at 14:50
Just a thought but could you put a pressure fit gate across your hallway to block off the stairs? And still leave access to the toilet? Completely depends where your stairs are off course!
08/08/2014 at 17:52
Hi SC no unfortunately not, if you're in the kitchen or living room you have to walk past the bottom of the stairs to get to the toilet.
There is a babydan gate which has 3 pieces and is designed for awkward spaces, so we are going for a final viewing at the house tomorrow so I'm going to measure up to see if that would work hopefully.
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