In many homes, staircases are seen merely as a way of travelling from one floor to another. We see staircases very differently here at Topflight Precast. We use concrete to manufacture some of the most unique and mesmerising staircases available to people in the UK. Concrete is often viewed as a boring and dull material – We challenge that and push the boundaries on what can be achieved with concrete and staircases. Our main aim is to help customers improve the design of their home, building or complex. We work with small domestic clients who may be building a new home to larger organisations such as universities and major hotel brands. Each staircase that we produce is fully unique and one of a kind. This is because with each build we create a custom mould specific to customers requirements.
If you would like to discuss our Staircase Manufacturing services in Birmingham then please get in touch with a member of the Topflight Precast team today.
What exactly are concrete stairs?
Most people are narrowminded when it comes to staircases and may not know about the wide range of alternative staircases that are on the market. As the name suggests, concrete staircases are made from precast concrete that is placed into moulds to harden. At Topflight we have some of the best craftsmen in the UK and our master joiners go above and beyond to ensure customers expectations are met and often exceeded. With concrete stairs, you can customise almost everything about them, the colour style and also shape. There really are a plethora of opportunities for you to choose from. Staircases are the main structural element connecting different areas of space. In a commercial or business environment, they can be the first thing clients and employees see each day. Concrete stairs make this experience special and memorable. The staircases themselves can range from straight, curved and spiral precast stairs. In addition to this, we widely accept a range of custom styles and sizes. Our team of expert designers will liaise with you to ensure that the vision you have for your staircase comes to life. It is often hard to visualise the finished product – To help with this we offer customers the ability to 3D print their staircases so that there are no shocks when the finished product is installed. This also allows for amends and finalisation on the design of the staircase.
You can browse the range of recent Bespoke Staircase installations by heading on over to the link provided.
What should you look for with a Bespoke Staircase Manufacturer?
One thing that is key is to understand is the actual manufacturing process of the stairs. The way our master joiners work during the casting process is by following a three-step process. This allows for continuity across each step and also the chance to take a step back review and asses the quality. Below we will outline the main stages in our manufacturing process.
Construction of the Mould
With each project we take on a new mould is created – this means that our stairs a truly one of a kind and are very rarely used twice. The moulds themselves are built from hardwood which allows for some extremely durable moulds for the stairs. Our master joiners spend a lot of time working on the creation of the moulds as this is often one of the most important parts in the process. The mould helps create the high quality of our stairs.
Once the mould has been created there is then the equally important part which is the reinforcement stage. We have a team of dedicated steel fixers who will work closely with our engineers and designers to reinforce the mould. The steel fixers do this by cutting, bending and tieing the mould so that it is then fully ready for the casting process.
Making of the Stairs
This is often referred to as the casting stage – Once the mould has been created and is fully secured we then begin to pour the concrete into the mould. This part of the process is where the years of experience that our master joiners have comes in handy. There is a high level of detail and intricacy needed to perfectly pour the concrete into the mould so that the finished product is exactly as it should be. Once the concrete has been poured into the mould it is the time to wait for it to set – once the concrete is set the mould can then be removed.
The steps above are followed whether you are having a bespoke precast staircase or a concrete balcony and landing created. Something we are extremely proud of is the finishing process of our stairs. Our focus on quality means that once the staircase has hardened and all the moulds are removed a finisher will go around and remove any blemishes that show up. This ensures that only the highest standards of staircases are produced at topflight. This is why we are proud of the staircase manufacturing services we offer as the time, dedication and craftsmanship involved are of the highest level.
Some of the recent Staircases we have installed
As mentioned above we work with a range of clientele and on some extremely big projects. Because of this variety, we have become experts in the moulding process for a range of different types, styles and size of concrete staircases. In addition to this, our designers and master joiners have years of experience working with clients and customers across the UK – This allows us to explain some quite technical aspects in an easy to understand manner which keeps you in the loop on the progress of your staircase. We have experience of working to tight deadlines and budgets. Below you can find some of the staircases we have been lucky enough to work on.
Our location in Lanark provides our workers with all of the space, equipment and technology needed to create the masterpieces. With each staircase that is completed, we are proud to have our name on it – with Coloured Concrete, Patterned Concrete and the ability to 3D Model Print further shows our dedication to working directly with customers to make sure the finished is exactly what they are after.
If you have any questions about the Staircase Manufacturers Birmingham service that we offer then please get in touch with a member of the team today.
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