STAIRCASES

We fabricate and install staircases in the various fundamental shapes such as L-shape, U-shape, Straight and Spiral.

We incorporate stainless steel, glass, wrought iron and wood materials to achieve structural integrity and architectural appearance of the stairs whether it is indoor or outside of the building. Choose a design of the staircase from our catalogue or get one drawn from scratch by our designers according to your vision.

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Straight Shaped Stairs

In some projects, a straight staircase might be sufficient due to limited installation area or constraints of interior/exterior styles. Despite being fundamentally simple in shape, our team will make sure to give it unique a design and outstanding appearance.

Advantages of Straight Stairs:

  • Straight stairs are the easiest to ascend and descend.

  • They are generally the easiest to fabricate, install and build railings for them.

  • Straight stairs do not require intermediate supporting structure.

  • They cause less obstruction to the view beyond and blend with the minimalist style of the home due to their inherent simplicity.

  • If the number of risers is less than 16 and the vertical height is less than 3.7m no landing is required.

Disadvantages of Straight Stairs:

  • Straight stairs may occupy a fair amount of linear space which has to be accommodated during building construction.

  • They do not provide a privacy barrier between the floors of the home as other types of stairs do.

  • A straight stair that is 3.7m high would require a landing to break up the span that will take up more space making this type of stairs more suitable for commercial buildings rather than residential.

  • They are potentially more dangerous in that a fall is not interrupted until the bottom of the stairs.

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L - Shaped Or Quarter Turn Stairs

The L shaped stair is a variation of the straight stair with a bend in some portion of the stair. This bend is usually achieved by adding a landing at the bend transition point. The bend is often 90 degrees, however, it does not have to be. 

Advantages of L - shaped Stairs:

  • L Stairs could appear more interesting while landing provides a place to rest while ascending.

  • Depending on the final design, they can add some privacy providing a visual barrier between floors.

  • Well suited in the inner corner of a room or outer corner of a building.

  • They are considered less dangerous in that a fall is interrupted by a central landing of the stairs.

Disadvantages of L - shaped Stairs:

  • Each intermediate landing in the L shaped stairs adds more complexity in construction.

  • L formed stairs typically require a support for the landing. Through careful engineering, this could be built into the surrounding walls so it goes unnoticed, minimise supporting structures by taking advantages of the strength of steel.

  • Handrails for these types of stairs require more skill and planning to construct.

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U - Shape / Half Turn / Switchback Stairs

These are basically 2 parallel flights of straight stairs joined by a landing that changes the direction of the flight by 180 degrees and serves as a place for rest. Inserting a third flight into the middle of the stairs would make it a "Double L stair". The U stair is more compact as it occupies a shorter, though wider floor area compared to a straight flight.

Advantages of U - shaped Stairs:

  • The landing offers a resting point when ascending or descending the stairs.

  • U shaped stairs can be easier to fit into an architectural plan.

  • They offer some architectural interest.

  • Considered to be safe for small children, the elderly or the physically challenged.

Disadvantages of U - shaped Stairs:

  • These types of stairs have their own difficulties to build.

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Spiral Stairs

Spiral stairs make very compact winding around a newel having the handrail on the outer side only. 

A squared spiral stair assumes a square stairwell and expands the steps and railing to a square, resulting in unequal steps. While a circular spiral assumes a circular stairwell and the steps and handrail are equal and positioned screw-symmetrically.

Advantages of Spiral Stairs:

  • Spiral stairs are very compact being space efficient in the use of floor area. 

  • They can be attractive and have many variations on railings styles which can have a major impact on the overall appearance of the stair.

  • They do not require extra support structures as many other types of stairs.

Disadvantages of Spiral Stairs:

  • Spiral stairs are more difficult to climb and navigate than other types of stairs. However, walkability improves, as the outside diameter gets larger.

  • Spiral stairs typically are very steep thus difficult to carry large items up.

  • Only one person can go up or down the stairs at the same time.

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Curved Stairs

Curved stairs are easily mistaken for spiral stairs for being helical, however, curved staircases typically do not make a full circle and tend to have a much larger radius. They add elegance and unique appearance to the commercial as well as residential interior. For this reason, they work well at the entry where it makes the best first impression.

Advantages of Curved Stairs:

  • Despite being very elegant and traditionally curved staircases can equally be adapted to contemporary designs.

  • If the radius is large enough they are relatively easy to walk up/down.

Disadvantages of Curved Stairs:

  • In comparison to other types of stairs, curved stairs are the most difficult to fabricate and install. Given that, they are the most costly to build.

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