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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 Sonia on 6/1/2019

I just needed to add that although the job was to repair an old gate, they finished the work to an excellent standard that makes the gate look like a new one. I am very happy with the work they did. I would highly recommend them.

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Reviewed by Chris on 16/12/2018

Allan burnt my neighbours´window, admitted responsibility, and said he would pay for it to be replaced. After many months of trying to get him to do this, however, he now just ignores emails, texts and voice messages. Do not employ this man if this is the way he operates his business.

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Reviewed by Kartik on 5/7/2018

Excellent communication, time keeping & quality of work. I would highly recommend Scott.

We are a small fabrication and welding company that specialise in structural fabrication/repairs staircases and handrails, gates and railings, general fabrications. All our work is carried out to a very high standard and level of professionalism.

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Reviewed by David on 24/10/2018

John showed up with his team and simply done the job, Very particular about getting the job correct for his client. I would recommend, going to get him back for more work. :)

Hi offering a quality professional services at affordable prices with guaranteed job satisfaction , brickwork blockpaving ,flat roofing,plasterwork,garage conversion demolition,refurbishment,extensions, we have 25 year experienced we cover all aspects of building work

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Reviewed by Luke on 24/11/2018

Needed skirting fitted soon as possible and Steve called on Friday. Come to see the job on the Friday and Saturday the job was started and completed. Steve did a incredible job with wonky walls. Steve told me what needed to be done. Told me a time he would be at the job and he was on time. I would definitely use Steve again, I would definitely recommend Steve

A good hard working reliable sorce for custom or bespoke fencing projects and all aspects of metal workings and installations. Also we build besopke frames using mild steel from railings to staging metal grills and also heavy duty oil drums to bbq converts, and the list goes on. We try our hardest at all times to maintain a good work eticate, and will always go above and beyond to meet customer needs.

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Reviewed by Marina on 22/11/2018

Great job, excellent service

We have over 25 years in building Industry , lots of experience with quality building projects , no job to small . We do bathroom refits patio/landscaping /engineered flooring and lots more . General home maintenance

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Reviewed by pippa on 15/1/2019

A lovely man who contacted me straight away, discussed the job, set a price, agreed a date and completed the work on time and with great professionalism. Definitely a workman to call upon again, I shall keep his number safe.

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Reviewed by Danielle on 20/11/2018

Lovely guy, efficient, good value for money. Absolutely recommend.

I have been in the business for over 15 years now and I have got the experience that it takes to be the best. I am qualified metalworker with welding certificate (MMA welding)

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Reviewed by Ghanshyam on 20/3/2018

Honourable perfect gentleman able to carry out the required work

We at DS Construction uk are fully qualified and able to take on many tasks and we strive for customer satisfaction. We are a team of builders and skilled labourers than have beem together for a good few years. We are currnelty highly reccommended on My Builder. We do work in the local area for the schools and help out with charity work where we can. . I personally have been in the building Trade for 25 years. We have a combined age of 45 years of trade works.

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Reviewed by Andy on 20/11/2018

David from DS Construction uk is one of the most honest and very knowledgeable builders I have ever met. I knew what I wanted before David came but while he was here he put some suggestions to me and guess what. We completely changed the design and I must say it looks 110%. All works were carried out to a very high standard the place was left spotless at the end of each day. To say we are happy is a understatement we are over the moon. Thanks David Thanks Tom. See you on the next project.

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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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