# “U” shaped half landing for your stair runner

#### If you’ve ordered a “U’ shaped half landing, chances are your landing looks like the one below.

#### But you want it to look like this…

#### You need a “U” shape. This simple tutorial explains what measurements we need to make the U shape for you.

Every half landing is a unique size, so to make yours fit perfectly we will need 5 dimensions which are labelled on the diagram below A-E. To identify these measurements you will need the following

#### Useful tools

- A tape measure

A pencil or felt tipped pen

A note pad - Optional – A straight edge

Optional – An assistant

#### We will email you the diagram below, labelled A-E or save this one

#### First complete your name, Postcode, range and border.

#### In this example:

John Smith

SW12 4LT

Sisal Gold

Striped border

#### Measurement E.(55cm)

Measurement E is the width of the runner you have bought. This is usually either 55cm, 60cm or 65cm. In this example the runner is 55cm, So E is 55cm.

#### Measurement C (55cm)

Although its not a cast iron rule, a lot of people like C to be the same measurement as the width of the runner (E). This creates the illusion of a continuous runner. In this example Mr. smith likes this idea and chooses C to be 55CM

#### Measuring D

To measure “d” you have to factor in the position of your runner and mark this on the landing . If your landing is already stripped to wood, use a pencil.

#### Lets get started

Start by measuring the width of the stairs . In many case the stairs will all be the same width. In this case the left and right stairs are not the same . The left is 77cm but the right stair is 76cm

#### Lets start with the left stair (77cm)

To calculate the position of the runner first take the measurement of the total stair (77cm). Next subtract the width of the runner (55cm) and that leaves 22. Divide that number (22) by 2 which is (11). This (11cm) is the distance you will need to measure in from the wall.(shown on diagram below)

#### Lets lets mark the right stair now .

To calculate the position of the runner take the measurement of the stair (76cm), subtract the width of the runner (55cm) and divide that number (21) by 2 which is 10.5cm. This is the distance you will need to measure in from the wall.(shown on diagram below)

To calculate D measure the distance between the two inside edges of the runner. That is “d” ( in this case it was 58.4cm)

#### See Pic below which illustrates.

#### Back to our diagram now which is progressing nicely!

#### How to measure for A

A is a mathematical exercise. Add together E+D=E . In this case 55cm + 58.5cm + 55cm =Total 168.5cm. A =168.5cm

#### How to measure for B

B is a subjective decision. First decide how far from the back wall you want your U shape to start. Hold your tape measure there and run the measure out down side B, over the first riser and down to the first tread . This measurement is a minimum, we usually make it little longer so you can accurately cut on site . In this case it was 106cm . We called it 110 because it doesn’t matter if its long .

#### Job Done!

Finished diagram

#### Double checking

We recomend a break to clear your head and then quietly sketch this out in situ and check for errors and that everything looks exactly how you want it .

#### Finish by

Email us the diagram and well get to work.

We quote three weeks but it usually takes two weeks