With over 20 years’ experience with prefabricated formwork systems, we’ve come up with this comparison for you to compare preformed stairs vs in-situ stairs.
>> CONVENTIONAL STAIRS <<
» it’s typically the cheapest method on paper
» it’s a well-established construction method that’s been used for many years
» it’s very labour intensive & can take a long time.
» the method can be easily out of tolerance (at around +-20mm)
» it tends to create a lot of waste with stripping the formwork
>> PREFORMED STAIRS <<
» stairs that are preformed typically speed up the construction by 70-80%
» handrails can be fitted before the stairs are installed, providing immediate edge protection & a safer site
» an in-built screed fold ensures you have level, accurate treads every single time.
» it’s built to very, very high tolerances (+-2mm/3mm)
» the long-term costs are much cheaper & with handrails included in the package you have less trades onsite.
» it comes with a full design package
» it can seem expensive
» it’s an innovative construction method that many are unfamiliar with
So there you have it… preformed stairs vs in-situ concrete stairs.
If you’d like to know more about preformed stairs please call our office on 1300 751 701
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