I'd really appreciate it if anyone could give me some pointers on how
to mend my rickety staircase.
I live in a 3 bed semi where the staircase goes up and then turns at a
90 degree angle onto the landing at about the 12th step. I'd imagine
this is a pretty standard staircase. The stairs are joined to the wall
on the left with a banister up the right hand side.
The problems are :
A) Creaky steps. It seems like some of the steps move slightly when
you step on them and several are creaky.
B) From the bottom step up to about the 8th there is a gap of about
1cm between the end of the tread/risers and the piece of wood running
up the length of the stairs that the bannister attaches to (string ?)
It seems like the banister side is moving away from the stairs making
this gap, or the steps have shrunk pulling away from the banister
Has anyone got any ideas on how I can wedge/screw/glue this stair case
back into life ?
I'd imagine screwing through the wood at the side(string?) into the
treads or risers to pull it back together and hence close the gap but
I'm not sure ?