An architect will evaluate the technical aspects; will make the necessary verifications and calculations so that your work is safe. Study and design the placement and shape of the new automatic attic stairs to optimize the space, which is comfortable and according to your tastes. It will give you an estimated budget (measurements) of how much the work may cost you.
It will help you in obtaining the building permit as well as in obtaining the permission of your neighbors convincing them that everything is well calculated and that nothing will happen to the structure of the building. The attic staircase with energy seal includes insulation inside the door frame, a built-in jamb and weather-strips around the inside of the frame, which forms an airtight seal and greatly reduces the amount of air flowing between the frames. Attic and the space where he lives.
Think about it, if a neighbor tells you that he wants to open a space to communicate his apartment with the terrace, would not you be calmer if you know that he has hired an architect who has calculated and certified that everything is done correctly? It will give you ideas on how to take advantage of the dead space left under the staircase with ideas as original as these.