Create an ideal staircase with one simple measurement. Fine-tune the stairs to fit the space with an easy to use and understand, graphical interface.
Enter the total rise and the app calculates total run (base length or overall run), pitch (angle or slope), unit run (goings or tread), unit rise (rise or step height), and all other measurements. You can then adjust the total run to fit your available space or preferred tread materials. A unique feature to Delux Stairs fine-tunes the stringer to accommodate for differences in flooring thicknesses such as the tread thickness and upper and lower finished flooring. This ensures every step is identical, which is the difference between clumsy, dangerous, amateur stairs and professional-quality, comfortable, code-compliant stairs. Additional stair details, such as nosing, riser thickness and stringer dimensions are also calculated and adjustable.
Blueprint plans can be emailed in PDF which include platform position options, stringer peak positions, bottom step rise adjustments, top step run adjustments, and more.
The headroom clearance tool is unique to Delux Stairs and not only shows you top floor opening requirements with adjustable floor thicknesses, but also continuous headroom obstruction clearance from the top to the bottom of the stairs.
◎ Direct visual graphic feedback for quick, easy to understand design.
◎ Diagrams & information screens make the sometimes cryptic terms clear.
◎ Email the finished blueprints to the client or to yourself for printing.
◎ Takes flooring and tread thickness differences into account to ensure each step is identical to comply with building code.
◎ Presets for Outdoor (Decking), Indoor (Plywood or Hardwood) or Masonry (concrete) stairs.
◎ Perfect for open stringer and concrete designs & a great starting point for housed and box stairs.
◎ Headroom Clearance tool for determining top floor opening as well as continuous overhead obstruction clearance.
◎ High contrast, large text screens can be seen in bright sunlight at the job site.
◎ No tiny buttons, confusing function modes or hard-to-remeber procedures.
- Imperial or Metric systems
- Specify Preferred Target Unit Run
- Specify Preferred Target Unit Rise
- Select point where inches > ft or mm > meters
- Customize Minimum Headroom
General bug fixes and updates
Ratings and Reviews
Shares a common fault
All the stair calculators seem to share a common fault for layout of the stringers - they ASSUME the stringer stops one riser below the final elevation.
On the project I have, there is a tread AT the final elevation, so the stringer needs to be 4 risers high, not 3.
The only workaround I have found is to start estimating riser height, then add that to the final elevation. Then keep mucking around with the numbers until it all comes out correctly. Big PIA
It should be a simple addition to add a selection “Final Tread At Elevation”
Also - Online Help is a dead link. So NO online help & no instructions.
Perfect for the job
I’m a carpenter mainly finish, facing a stair job and needing some help and direction. This app does all the hard stuff. It’s super clear, and WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT if you need this type of information.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT
In short time I have the totals for all
The needed calculations and lengths to purchase and start cutting. Changes are easy to make and prints are emailed easily to an address.
I’m no longer intimidated on the needs of my next project
I got endless flak for having an “all-glass girly phone.” The GC says, “I better never see you texting your ‘boyfriends’ on my dime.” The GC was starting to measure the stairs for this project. He’s cheap so he dosn’t even let our top guys do that. I had just looked up construction apps last night and found this one, so I boght it on the spot. I put in the numbers and shortened the run to fit. The GC sees me do this and storms over becase he thinks I’m texting. I show him the app and he’s like, “no way this girly phone is right.” He goes back to his calculator. About 10 minutes later he asks, “What’d that thing say for treads?” We cut the stringer exactly like the app said to and it was spot on. At the end of the day, he was asking me where I got my iPhone. I’m on a different jobsite tomorrow that, guess what? It needs stairs cut.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.