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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 Anouk on 11/11/2018

Quick and effiencent. Great job. I would recommend.

We are a company of specialists. We don't take deposits until the job is satisfactorily completed. We also do loft convention, roofing, pvc, guttering, plumbing, extension, bathroom, plastering, flooring. Paving, and Painting decorating, Thanks for reading.

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Reviewed by Llir on 30/10/2018

100% recommend. Friday on time and really good quality work. Thanks a lot

i have been a self employed builder since 1997 i have one employed labourer but i am able to get all trades as i do extentions, my main work is roofing but am also a good general builder, i am based in stockport but have worked all around greater manchest

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Reviewed by Pete on 23/5/2018

Turned up to quote and completed the job there and then- pleased with the work

We are a family owned business with over 25 years experience. We specialise in bathroom refurbishments in addition to larger building projects such as extensions loft/ garage conversions and damp proof course work and general building works.

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Reviewed by Steve on 7/4/2018

Great work. I’ve already recommended them to someone.

Building is a process that takes great planning and accuracy. It's a process that demands attention to detail , perfection of procedure and most importantly , an intense passion . The Profko Difference - is the way we manage every single project.

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Reviewed by raju on 23/10/2018

no worries dimitri i have an electrician now. i wish you the best respects raju

TC Joinery cover all aspects of trades from roofing to carpet fitting.

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Reviewed by Carol on 12/11/2018

I needed the front of my house re pointing and Terry put me in touch with Wayne. Wayne did an amazing job! He worked to the time scale , charged a very good price and even did some extra bits I asked for.And I now have a very nice looking house. Thank you Wayne.

Working in homes for 10 years, doing all kinds of jobs like: Kitchens and bathrooms fitting and refurbishing. Tiling, Flooring, Repairs. Skimming, Plastering, Laminated Flooring. Brick and Block works.

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Reviewed by Roger on 5/7/2018

top bloke! had Rodri out on a few jobs now from hard wiring to a full bathroom renovation. told guy, great rates and a pure perfectionist!

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Reviewed by John on 7/10/2018

Arrived at the agreed time, work done as requested and no hidden extras. Would definitely recommend to others.

AMS JOINERY SERVICES are a thriving business based in Glasgow & West Lothian covering central Scotland for over 20 years.We work hard to achieve client satisfaction 100%

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Reviewed by Michael on 9/10/2018

Andrew provides an excellent quote and carried out all works to a very high standard. Everything was done very cleanly and all issues were fixed expertly in a very short time. Would highly recommend

We are a small family business specialising in full property renovations including bathroom & kitchen refurbishments. We can offer a full service managing the job or just work on individual needs. We cover London & Kent.

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Reviewed by Chris on 8/4/2016

Mark fully refitted my 1980's bathroom and downstairs cloakroom for a modern suite, also replaced the power shower and fully re-tiled. Mark provided valued advice on suitable bathroom suite. This is a second home so I was not present during the work but Marks communication and professionalism was first class at all times. The work was completed within a week to an exceptional standard exceeding my expectation. I'm very happy and can wholly recommend Woodpower Property Renovations and plumbing.

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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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