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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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We specialise in bespoke modern & traditional gates & railings on site welding & fitting service, we also supply & fit wooden fencing

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Reviewed by roy on 21/5/2019

What can I say ,I have only used 2 tradesmen on rated people and both have been beyond my expectations.on this occasion Alan replied very quickly to my request, gave me a very competitive quote, which I accepted came and did the job all within a week.Alan is a fantastic guy very clean and tidy in his work, very friendly and I would highly recommend him to anybody. Once again Alan thank you very much...... Roy

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Reviewed by Kartik on 5/7/2018

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

A good hard working reliable sorce for custom or bespoke fencing projects and all aspects of metal workings and installations. Also I build besopke frames using mild steel from railings to staging metal grills and also heavy duty oil drum to bbq converts, and the list goes on. I try hardest at all times to maintain a good work eticate, and will always go above and beyond to meet customer needs. To Add i am also available for flat pack assemebely as this goes hand in hand with fabrication.

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Reviewed by Franziska on 27/3/2019

I'm happy to amend my earlier rating as Josh fixed the job.

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 Joanne on 18/5/2019

Good level of workmanship and everything fully explained.

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Reviewed by Nallathambi on 6/6/2019

Colin was very nice and quality of his work was good. He gave honest suggestions before starting the work. Colin's work was value for money. Would recommend Colin to any one.

Small Construction firm offering an excellent finish to all aspects of building work. We have over 30 Years experience.

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Reviewed by Stephen on 5/2/2019

Gareth and Darren did such an excellent job of clearing my decking I have asked them to tender for more work including the installation of the new decking.

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I have 10 years experience creating bespoke products for a niche market across the UK. My experience has enabled me to work to a very high standard ensuring that a customers requirements are met to the last detail. My Key skills include joinery/woodwork, tiling and steel work. I am confident taking on large or small jobs. I am also a time served welder and fabricator and own a mig welder for repairs and small projects.

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Reviewed by Ruth on 9/11/2018

Simon is a proud craftsman and completes work to an excellent finish. We will defintely be using Simon again in the future.

Family Builders in the North West area Looking to relocate back in the North West after having been based in London for the last 3 years. We can offer all services to our clients from small extensions to larger projects. we are reliable and professional and will work with you to achieve the outcomes for your property. FMB membership number 79284. Cure It approved contractor - cert 2518

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Reviewed by Diane on 15/11/2018

Excellent job and will be using him again in the future

Local home counties construction company which is part of larger commercial group with own metal, joinery and mechanical workshops and using their own plant and labour specialising in high end residential works including all aspects of: Extensions Refurbishments Basements Listed Building and Heritage works Orangeries Swimming Pools Sauna's or Hot Tubs Timber Frame Garages and Garden Rooms Cinema Rooms & AV Suites & Gaming Rooms Joinery: Doors, Stairs, Windows, Skirting's Architraves Bespoke Furniture & Built in units Flooring Electrical Works Kitchens Bathrooms Decking Fencing & Automated Gates We are looking to build our presence in this area and are able to offer discounts for 'show' projects to be featured on our websites and in our advertising. With access to our own in house designers we can plan and design your whole project or take your existing designs and fully detail them traditionally or in interactive 3D models if required. With our in house manufacturing we can provide bespoke items you require to make your build unique or to fit your particular requirements. With our smart homes and automation specialism we can also take your bespoke or existing items and make them open/close/move etc all from your smartphone or any location and via any controller you specify. We can supply you high end TV/Cinema/AV equipment at discount prices as part of a cinema/games room/music room fit out using our trade discounts. We can also advise you on pro's and cons of current models/ technologies, new products not yet released that may change your plans and commission your systems for optimal settings. What your thinking of we can help with. Come and see our demonstration areas, try a few products, feel the quality, explain what you want and we can design it for you, like the design and cost and we can build it.

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Reviewed by Peter on 7/12/2018

Very satisfied with the work.

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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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