Don't Let Squeaky Floorboards Be a Problem
Whether you're trying to stop the children waking up or just prevent the noise annoying the rest of the house, squeaky floorboards can be a big problem in properties. One solution is to fit a steel staircase, eliminating the issue and leading to a much quieter environment.
Research from OnePoll for the British Woodworking Federation Stair Scheme found that only 35% of houses had stairs that were squeak-free. 30% of households spent time carefully going up and down the stairs to try to avoid the squeaks. However, 33% simply stepped anywhere, regardless of where the squeak was.
There are a variety of reasons why your stairs might develop a squeak. The main issue is with the timber joints as the treads rub against the risers and stringers, resulting in a squeak. Other problems include the use of low-quality materials, poor manufacturing and construction methods and a bad design.
Choose Steel to Stop the Squeak
If you've got a particularly tiresome squeaky staircase, then it might be time to replace it with a robust steel structure. This is a more costly solution than a new timber staircase, but it will eliminate the problems of squeaks and is an extremely durable option.
Both stainless steel and mild steel can be used in the construction of staircases. Mild steel is a cheaper option and it can be powder-coated to simulate a wood effect. This creates the same impact as wood, but without the associated problems and it lasts longer. Stainless steel is a much higher-quality material, but is more expensive. Both these options have significant advantages over traditional timber.
Choose the Right Supplier
It's no good opting for a better-quality material if you don't have it produced and installed correctly. This can make all the difference to how secure and long-lasting the staircase will be. You should look for a business that has been around for a number of years and can provide references and previous projects for you to look at.
Not all spaces are the same and it's important to have a staircase made to fit the specific surroundings. A bespoke product means that it will meet the exact measurements of your property and won't look out of place. You will find that Yorkshire fabricators Bradfabs have a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers who can create bespoke staircases to your specifications.