An external steel staircase such as a fire escape or hoop ladder often requires additional features like a handrail and treads. This is to ensure the safety of everyone going up and down the stairs, especially if there is a fire and a lot of people will be using the stairs at the same time. These types of staircases have strict health and safety guidelines and regulations they need to adhere to, which is why high-quality fabrication is so important. Also, given their outdoor location, corrosion-resistant finishes like powder coatings, galvanised zinc, or protective paints are essential for maintaining their high level of performance and aesthetics.
Indoor commercial staircases
Intended for heavy use in retail, warehouses, and factories etc, functionality is a key priority with these types of staircases. They can be fairly complicated to fabricate because of the number of parts that need to come together for the final assembly. We’ve already mentioned handrails and treads, but those are just two examples.
There could also be balustrades, newel posts, stringers, winders, a bullnose, and trim. It demands a high level of precision during the engineering process to ensure the staircase will fit perfectly into place during installation and meet the load-bearing requirements for its intended use.