Staircase in Sarah Bonnell School, London

In 2015, we were commissioned by T&B Contractors 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. There is one large support stringer running 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 fitted exactly with no gaps. To achieve this, we built the stair completely in our workshop and dismantled it to transport to site and erect. As 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 damage to the finished article. The site-sprayed finish was carried out by Mulberry and Pier.

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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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