Staircase in Sarah Bonnell School, London

In 2015, T&B Contractors commissioned us to construct a staircase with balustrades. This was for Sarah Bonnell School in East London.

  • Client: T&B Contractors
  • Structural detail by: Mark Ebbs
  • Job Duration: March 2015-August 2015

This staircase is an unusual design. One large support stringer runs up the centre of the staircase, with steel plate treads on top, cantilevered out each side. As the balustrade follows the shape of the treads and is fixed through them, it was critical that the bottom rail fit with no gaps. To achieve this, we built the stair completely in our workshop and dismantled it to transport it to the school. We erected it on site. Because the sections were so large and heavy, and as we had to site weld some sections together, we chose to spray paint the stair on site to avoid damaging the finished article. Mulberry and Pier carried out the spray painted finish.

What do you think of the finished staircase? We think the before and after photos really show how well it turned out!

Are you interested in commissioning a staircase from LSJ Engineering?

We are open for commercial projects, so if you’re interested in commissioning steelwork for a school or office, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us here, email info@lsjeng.co.uk or phone 01702 290 585. You can view write ups of our other staircase projects here.

Published by LSJ Engineering

LSJ Engineering provides premium structural steel, architectural steel and staircases for businesses in Essex, London and the South East, from our base in Shoeburyness.

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