In 2019, Area commissioned LSJ Engineering to design, construct and fit a steel staircase to a commercial building in Great Sutton Street, Farringdon. The aesthetic of this staircase is a little different!
- Client: Area
- Structural detail by: Mark Ebbs
- Job Duration: August 2019-March 2020
In order to create the aesthetic Area wanted, our team worked with architects and designers. Our brief was to make the stair appear as though it was constructed from reinforced concrete. While a little different from most commissions, this project was satisfying to carry out. We achieved our brief using ‘saw toothed’ stringers, laser cut by Pegasus Profiles. The stringers are strengthened using PFC sections.
To ensure all components were a good fit, especially the balustrades, we initially erected the stair in our workshop. We also built the balustrades directly onto the treads before welding. The balustrade, which was designed to take a horizontal load of 1.5kN, was shot blasted and powder coated by Mulberry and Pier in order to ensure longevity.
Although the design brief was challenging, we think the finished stair is pretty good! What do you think of it?
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Interested in commissioning a steel staircase?
We are open for commercial projects! You can contact our team here or email email@example.com. Alternatively, phone us on 01702 290 585. You can view write ups of our other staircase projects here. We look forward to hearing from you.