What Are the Benefits of a Steel Staircase?

What Are the Benefits of a Steel Staircase?

Here at Bradfabs, we believe a beautiful, well-made staircase that is both stylish and functional, can be a stunning feature in any home or workplace.

Nothing is higher on the list when it comes to getting this right, than your choice of materials.

A good place to start if you are at the design stage is looking at steel fabrication. Steel gives you many benefits and is genuinely the most versatile and functional material you could choose.

In this article we look at some of the main plus points of steel staircases.

1. Strength

The composition of steel, which is an alloy of iron and carbon, gives it an extremely high tensile strength, making it ideal for load-bearing structural applications. It is also very durable, meaning it will need little or no maintenance, and highly resistant to heat, extremes of weather and corrosion. When you choose steel with Bradfabs, you have the peace of mind that your staircase will last a long time in great condition with no expensive bills for maintenance and repair.

2. Cost

Building your staircase from steel gives you great value for money - the initial manufacturing cost is very reasonable compared to other materials, it takes less time to install, meaning you will make savings on labour, and it will last a lifetime. A stylishly designed steel staircase can also be a valuable asset in its own right and could add value to your home or workplace should you decide to sell.

3. Environmental Sustainability

At Bradfabs, our environmental awareness is ever increasing, and a traditional wooden staircase requires a considerable quantity of lumber, whereas steel staircases do not. The felling of trees on a large scale makes a significant contribution to global warming, and unfortunately a timber staircase is almost completely non-recyclable. In contrast, steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world with a recycling rate of approximately 60%. 

4.  Aesthetics

Steel has increasingly come into favour over the last fifty years in line with the modern aesthetic in many areas of technology, architecture and design. It can be used to give a sleek, sophisticated look, such as our spiral staircases, or an industrial minimalism which lends itself well to contemporary forward-thinking designs. It is an extremely versatile and flexible material with a high strength-to-weight ratio, making it the perfect choice to bring your creative ideas to life.

Steel is fast becoming the first choice in many areas of construction and design thanks to advancements in its production and modern fabrication processes. It is strong, lightweight, easy to work with and will give you a fabulous, functional and long-lasting staircase.

For more information about our steel staircase options available to you, call us now on 01274 400401 or email us at sales@bradfabs.co.uk, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.