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Our preformed concrete stair formwork system

What are Fast Tread® stairs?

A simple, fast & safe permanent formwork system for concrete stairs in multi-level buildings.

Our Fast Tread® stairs are shop drawn and custom manufactured in our Australian manufacturing facility to your exact reading levels and widths, reducing the potential for error and increasing installation speed.

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Simple

Easy to order, shop drawn based on your architect’s and engineer’s specifications

Fast

Made in Australia, delivered with in-built steel reinforcing, add Safe-T-Tread™ reusable tread system for instant upper level access before stairs have been core filled.

Safe

Manufactured to BCA requirements, preinstalled handrails give fall protection once filled with concrete

Easy

Finished with only a single concrete pour, installation requires less propping than conventional framework

Quality

Galvanised stringers and risers provide durable surfaces without the need to coat, but are a suitable substrate for painting, tiling or carpet

Where can I use Fast Tread® stairs?

Fast Tread® stairs work perfectly in any multi-level build.
Fast Tread Preformed Concrete Fire Stairs
Fast Tread® stairs with solid stringers are ideal for fire stairs as they can have handrails already attached for immediate edge protection once filled with concrete and are BCA compliant. They speed up the installation of any fire stairs including egress stairs, fire isolated stairs and scissor stairs.
Fast Tread Preformed Concrete Profile Cut Stringer Stair

Where a more aesthetic finish is required, Fast Tread® stairs with profile cut stringers are ideal. The stringers are cut to the profile of the risers, customised to suit any project and making it easier for finishing with tiles, carpet, vinyl, timber or paint.

Fast Tread® stairs with solid stringers are ideal for fire stairs as they can have handrails already attached for immediate edge protection and are BCA compliant. They speed up the installation of any fire stairs including egress stairs, fire isolated stairs and scissor stairs.

Where a more aesthetic finish is required, Fast Tread® stairs with profile cut stringers are ideal. The stringers are cut to the profile of the risers, customised to suit any project and making it easier for finishing with tiles, carpet, vinyl, timber or paint.

How is Fast Tread® made and installed?

Only through reliability, integrity and experience can we build trust with our clients. That’s why we take the accuracy and quality of our product very seriously. We apply significant attention to detail to every step of the construction and installation process. Let’s step through each stage of your Fast Tread® stairs construction and installation:
Shop drawings & scheduling
We shop draw your Fast Tread® stairs based on your engineer’s specifications and construction drawings.
Production
Down to the millimetre, we manufacture your stairs to the shop drawings, ensuring they’re ready when you need them.
Delivery
We deliver your stairs direct to your site or yard. Each one is clearly labelled with its location ID.
Installation & bracing
Your stairs are installed and braced one level at a time. Handrails can be fitted prior to installation giving immediate edge protection once filled with concrete.
Reinforcement
Fast Tread® stairs come with reinforcement pre-welded into the flight to your engineer’s specifications. Your steel fixer provides the lapping reinforcement to the landings and slabs.
Upper level access
Place in Safe-T-Tread™, our temporary tread system, to provide safe and instant access to upper levels prior to core fill.
Core fill
Fast Tread® stairs are typically core filled with the slab above. Fast Tread® stairs have a screed fold in the riser for the concreter to screed to, ensuring 100% level treads.
Handrail bends
Once the stair shaft is stripped of formwork and lights are installed, our Fast Tread® Site Linkage Team will weld the connection between handrails on your site, making the handrails continuous and BCA compliant.

Do you need handrails?

To achieve BCA/NCC & Australian Standard compliance, hand rails are required on one or both sides of your Fast Tread® stairs, depending on their design. We offer four options to meet requirements for fire isolated and main access stairways. All handrails are manufactured in galvanised tubular hollow section.

Need more information?

Check out our Technical Information and BIM Content.

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on 1300 751 701 or sales@ftigroup.com.au to discuss your requirements

You can trust Fast Tread®
to be compliant with:

• AS/NZS1657:2018
for fixed platforms, walkways, stairways, and ladders
• AS/NZS1428.1:2009
for design for access and mobility
• AS/NZS1170.1:2002
for structural design actions
• AS/NZS3990:1993
for mechanical equipment
• AS/NZS4100:1998
for steel structures
• AS/NZS4991:2004
for lifting devices
• AS/NZS1554.1:2011
for structural steel welding
• AS/NZS4761:2001
for steel reinforcing materials

Compliance assured for your peace of mind. For more information, contact our design team.