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Concrete Stairs

Constructing a stair in concrete can be complex. Precast stairs will need careful consideration with respect to setting out and the order of construction, as they undoubtedly need lifting in by crane. They are generally of a bespoke design, and you should expect to see manufacturers setting-out drawings before they start making the stair. You will need to be clear about the floor finish as the thickness needs to be taken account of in the stair design.

Making stairs in concrete has a number of advantages. Their high mass makes them good for passive energy strategies, and the solidity of a concrete stair gives a very different feel in use, absorbing sound and vibration.

  • Bison -leading provider of structural solutions, including pre cast concrete stairs.
  • British Precast Concrete Federation -the trade association of precast concrete manufacturers. Some useful downloads, including the use of concrete mass to aid energy efficiency.
  • Ebor -specialists in the design, manufacture and delivery of bespoke reinforced concrete components -based in York.
  • Gripfast -anti slip products for stairs -treads, nosings and landings.
  • Luxcrete -manufacturer of glass blocks -do a range of pre cast stair treads with glass blocks set into them
  • Milbank Floors -a wide variety of precast concrete components, up to 15 tones, in modern purpose built factories.
  • Paul Davies Design -concrete stairs manufactured as single units or separate treads and risers, polished or matt finish for internal and external use.
  • Tarmac Topfloor -Derby based manufacturer of concrete floors and stairs -useful brochure in pdf format.
  • Tayban -precast concrete design and manufacturer based in Bolton.
  • Thomas Armstrong -Stairs and landings designed and manufactured for use in private, residential, commercial and industrial developments -brochure downloadable in pdf format.
  • Trent Concrete -based in Nottingham, Trent are one of the leading manufacturers of pre cast concrete products.

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