We specialise in repairs and replacement of older external hardwood Stairs in Brisbane.  0466 474 252

Most common troubles for existing stairs is rot. Improper installation causes stairs to slowly degrade and become unsafe.

You can choose to keep your existing design (to satisfy Council)

Harwood Timber Stairs – A Traditional Timber Staircase is comprised of all Hardwood, If built correctly, an External Hardwood Staircase can last many years. With many Balustrading styles to choose from, this option is very appealing and is a popular choice around Brisbane to suit the style of a Queenslander Home.

Steel based Stairs –  A more Modern approach to the harsh climate in Brisbane are Hot Dipped Galvanised  Stairs. Built to last out of fine grade Australian Steel here in Brisbane, this type of Staircase will have many years and strength ahead of it. A traditional Picket/Pailing balustrading can be used with the Steel Stringer System or you can opt for a Modern Hardwood Handrail with Stainless Steel wire. This Alternative is very popular in Brisbane to Repair or Replace an Exterior Hardwood Staircase.

Handrails –  All stairs require a handrail, and we have many designs to choose from. You can Stick to traditional slats or go for a hardwood handrail with stainless steel wire. You can find the options

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WHY CHOOSE TO REPLACE YOUR STAIRS?

Most staircases that show signs of wear and tear and rot will need to be eventually replaced. If one section has shown signs of rot, then in most cases other sections have the same problem.  You can use this quick guide to determine if you have a Staircase that is NOT structurally sound.

  • Check for bloated pain and Rust.
  • Inspect the areas that connect the Stairs to the landing/Deck.
  • Inspect the Slots which hold the Treads.
  • Shake the posts and Balustrading, a solid staircase should have very minimal movement.
  • Watch for signs of movment in the Stringers/Beams
  • Insect activity in the joins is a good indication of Structural Rot.

POPULAR QUESTIONS

  • WHY DO STAIRS ROT AWAY?

    Stairs rot away due to moisture getting into the timber ends. Before installation, timber ends MUST be flood coated with paint to form a protective barrier and then installation can be commenced, that timber ends act like a sponge.

  • WILL I STILL HAVE PRIVACY WITH MY NEW HANDRAIL AND BALUSTRADE?

    It all depends on your style goals. If you want privacy, then we recommend timber slats,  You can choose from vertical or horizontal slats. If you are after transparency to perhaps view your garden, then we recommend Stainless Steel wire or Pool fencing bordered by a Hardwood Handrail. There are many types to choose from, and we will go through design options with you.  

  • CAN MY HANDRAIL BE OF A SHORTER HEIGHT?

    No. Handrails cannot be any less than one-meter high measuring from the front of the first step. Your older house may still have a shorter balustrade, but this is now not part of the building code and is considered a safety issue.

  • HOW CAN I TELL IF MY STAIRS NEED FIXING OR REPAIR?

    Inspect for rusted nuts and bolts, or for signs of bloated paint where timber comes together. You can also wobble your Handrail/Balustrade at all sections. A solid staircase should have very minimal movement whilst a rotten staircase will have movement.

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