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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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Established in 2001, I.c.joinery are a well respected family ran company doing everything from small projects up to contract work for the ministry of defence. The pride we take in our work speaks for itself. Offering a full design, manufacturing (in our own workshops) and installation service, also project management with access to all trades.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 20/10/2019

Went above and beyond! Amazing job on a very difficult piece of work! Thank you Ian! I'm sure we will be in touch in the future for more help/work. :)

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Mark on 17/1/2020

Very pleased with worked - good job Replaced plasterboard and skimmed

Hi me and my team working very hard always come on right time looking after customers

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Reviewed by Anthony on 25/10/2019

Patryk and his team really stepped up to the mark and completed an excellent job after the decorator who was booked and confirmed (several times) did a no show. With a window of just two days, Patryk repainted my lounge ready for a new carpet to be laid. I accept I paid marginally over the odds, but given the very short notice, I am not too disappointed on the price. I have further decorating work to be commenced in the New Year. Patryk and his guys are the ones that will be doing it. Highly recommended.

A solution for any building related need. Assess your requirements free of charge. Apply our experience and knowledge. Supply a solution for any scale of building and design works. Fully insured. Professionally managed.

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Reviewed by Nicola on 14/12/2019

Very pleased with the work done.

We are a one stop building company.We have been building for over 24years.We provide a full building sevice from electrical and plumbing works ,to plastering or extensions .We carry out all what you would ever need from a small dedicated building company .

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Reviewed by Barry on 2/9/2019

Response to posting was immediate. Quote was quick and reasonable. Work carried out exactly as agreed, quickly and efficiently. Tradesmen friendly and unobtrusive. Good customer service, checked to ensure we were satisfied.

For our customers, we deliver high-quality cost-effective services exactly when and where they are needed. Whether it's a large and complex job or a smaller one, we offer all our customers the same approach to quality and service

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Reviewed by Beth on 18/10/2017

We can’t recoment Constantin enough. We had loads of jobs needed doing around the house we just bought: plastering, fitting lights, boxing in pipes, installing blinds etc and he did a fantastic job. I added a few extra jobs to the list while he was here which he was more than happy to do. My partner and I were really happy with the quality of his work and also the final cost. We plan to have Constantin on board for any future jobs on the house and we will be confidently recommending him to our friends.

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Reviewed by Test on 15/10/2019

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We are based in Edgware ha8 7SX,we are 3 people working plus another guy working part time.We have experience in what we are dooing,tiling work,painting jobs'paving slabs,gardening,rendering and much more.For more information contact us by email or phone.

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Reviewed by Musa on 13/11/2019

Excellent service, very respectful of home. Have recommended him to multiple friends and family. Value for money as well. Recommend to all. Thanks

We are a long established company who specialize in boiler replacements at affordable prices. We are Worcester Bosch approved, all plumbing work undertaken, plus all kitchens and bathrooms, and conversions.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 26/12/2019

Neil responded quickly to our call for help. Our boiler was too old to fix so he fitted a new one. We paid more than we expected, but he did a good job.

Hi, I'm Nick from Newbuilds. Newbuilds is a family run business, which has an array of building projects under our belt, from small repair jobs to extensions and Newbuild projects. All our work force are highly trained in numerous trades. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, and good customer care, leaving homes as clean and tidy as our own. With over 50 years experience, we guarantee you're in great hands.

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Reviewed by Sandeep on 13/1/2020

Excellent job. Nick was very prompt with his quote (same day as I posted). Quote provided was also good value for money when compared to other quotes. Work was done to very high professional level. Cleaned up after. The real plus for me was Nick‘s courtesy. He was running late on the morning of the job and had the decency to text me saying he was running late (it is rare for builders to do this and was much appreciated). Polite, no fuss and job was completed quickly. Would definitely use him again.

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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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