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Metal staircases are the perfect addition to your loft conversion, helping you to retain maximum space in your home. Whether you opt for a pre-fabricated system or a bespoke option, find a staircase professional who has the experience that puts them a step ahead.

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Reviewed by Emre on 17/9/2018

Thanks. I look forward to improving this.

I have 30 years experience in the trade and my qualifications - City + Guilds with credits, Advanced City of Guilds with credit, F.T.C. Construction science, principles of construction + More. My team includes plumbers, electricians and all other trades.

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Reviewed by Kristina on 17/9/2018

What a fantastic job!! I was extremely happy with the re-pointing and painting work carried out by Rob. The work was carried out with maximum care and skill. He always showed up on time and was incredibly polite and professional. I wouldn't hesitate calling on his skills again. Great job.

We are a genuine family run business with a combined 40 years experience in the domestic construction industry. With a full team of Timed Served tradesmen which include Joiners, Electricians, Plasterers, & Bricklayers. We are experts in renovations, structural alterations, extensions, kitchens & bathrooms & general refurbishments.

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Reviewed by Martin on 17/9/2018

Yan and Tom were excellent. Went along with changes we made. Came up with alternatives when these were required and consulted with us every step of the way. Workmanship and timekeeping both excellent along with advice when reqd. Would use again without hesitation. Thanks to both of you.

We are a family run business with over 30 years experience in the building trade. Our team of builders,decorators and roofers are some of the best in the business and are trained and certified. we won't be beaten on quality or price!!

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Reviewed by nathan on 15/9/2018

really fast quote which works great for us as we travel alot with work cheers

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Reviewed by Ruchelle on 15/9/2018

An invoice was promised in retrospect. This not only did not arrive - but when the window leaked again - it was impossible to get in touch again. Do not employ this tradesperson.

Im a fully qualified plumber and tiler with over 17 years experience, I have now have a great squad of lads from different building trades working for me, bricklayers sparkys joiners etc. For house extensions and renovations

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Reviewed by william on 14/9/2018

Thanks for a job well done would recommend this company. went all out to help at short notice

My is Grigore Marian Morar, i am serious when it comes to a task or a job and at the same time to be on time.I mostly like to paint and i am really cautious of every little detail and the same with joinery, tiling and everything links to house maintanance. If you need help from a serious, skillful and perfectionist, call me!

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Reviewed by Brett on 13/9/2018

The work was done at the price I expected, quickly and to a very good standard. I’d get Grigore back, for sure. He’s conscientious.

Fast, friendly, and fully functional, our professional services is well renowned throughout the Berkshire area. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect.

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Reviewed by sheena on 12/9/2018

work completed within stated time tidied up well when done the price quoted was good value. thank you Cristinel

All our work is carried out by seasoned builders, qualified specialists and managed by an architect and a building control officer. We take pride in our user friendly approach and professionalism and always aim for a flawless finish.

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Reviewed by rizwaj on 11/9/2018

Very professional and worked and completed the job in time .Two hardworking people who cleaned up after.

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Reviewed by Victor on 11/9/2018

Ryan and his team at Sevenoaks Building Services exceeded my expectations on all levels. They are very professional and the work was delivered to a very high standard and above all they are reasonably priced. The home improvement works carried out include installation of a new downstairs toilet under the staircase, new window to the family bathroom, new patio in the garden, new garden fence, driveway and summerhouse repairs. I strongly recommend using their building services. BR, Victor

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Metal staircases specialists - what you need to know

When space is tight, a metal staircase is the ideal solution for your loft conversion. Robust, smart and compact, it’ll provide access to your new bedroom, office or mezzanine floor without demanding the same space as a traditional stairway.

Metal staircases can either be prefabricated and assembled by a professional or made to measure – crafted and installed by a steelwork expert. Either way, they’ll usually be constructed from steel and possibly feature glass steps or panelling as a design feature.

You’ll often find metal staircases used externally to provide an entrance to a separate dwelling (like a flat), to access a balcony directly, or to act as a fire escape. But these metal structures can also be used internally. As well as saving space, they can provide a striking design feature.

Cost of metal staircase installation

If you’re buying a pre-fabricated metal staircase, you should expect to pay anywhere from £500 up to £2,000 for more intricate designs. It can then take between 2-3 days to install the staircase, which will come to around £500-£1,000 for labour.

The cost of a bespoke metal staircase will depend on its size, design and the materials used. Expect to pay £750 or more for a custom-fabricated steel staircase.

Metal staircases: out of the box versus bespoke

One of the main considerations when it comes to metal staircases is structural integrity. Your staircase needs to be engineered to handle the load bearing requirements expected of it – and principally this will mean holding the weight of a number of people as they clamber up and down.

Structural considerations won’t usually be a concern if you’re purchasing an “out of the box” product, as this will have been calculated when the staircase was manufactured. But if you’re having a bespoke metal staircase created, it’s worth ensuring the steelwork expert you enlist has fully considered the load bearing requirements.

Design options for metal staircases

Generally metal staircases will either be a standard straight structure, or a spiral design if space is at a premium. With the layout of your staircase decided on, you can then add design flourishes. If you’re having your staircase custom built, you can also ask your steelwork expert to craft specific design features. These might include a chrome or aluminium balustrade, glass panels, and even glass or wooden steps.

The qualifications your metal staircase installer needs

Whether you opt for a bespoke crafted metal staircase or an out-of-the-box solution, the professional you use must have experience installing it. With load bearing and safety considerations to address, this isn’t the sort of job even a general builder with plenty of broader experience can tackle by following instructions – your pro needs to know what they’re doing.

Make sure whoever you select for the job – be that a steelworker or a loft conversion specialist – has plenty of experience working with metal staircases. Ask for examples of previous work they’ve completed too.

Planning permission for metal staircases

When installed inside your home, you shouldn’t need planning permission for a metal staircase. Given it’ll usually be fitted as part of a loft conversion (which is typically classified as a permitted development), you’re free to install a metal staircase wherever and however you choose.

If you plan to fit the staircase externally, the situation is slightly different. Planning permission definitions can be slightly vague, so it’s advisable to tread carefully and seek advice from your local planning authority before proceeding. Things may prove to be more complicated if you have neighbours nearby, or if your staircase will stand near a road or public footpath.

Insurance for metal staircase installation

Ensure your professional holds public liability insurance, which will protect them, you and your home should any damage be caused while your metal staircase is being fitted. Ask about a warranty too, which will cover you should any problems occur post-installation of the staircase.

Questions you should ask your metal staircase installer /p>

  • Can they show you examples of previous metal staircases they’ve installed?
  • What type of staircase would they recommend, and why?
  • Will they provide a warranty on their work?
  • Can they add specialist design features if required?

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