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All About Stairs

All About Stairs And Step Ladders.

Build Stairs That Are Easy to Install.

Building stairs are one of the most challenging, time-consuming construction projects for most builders. Not all stair(trendtrappen) construction methods are equal. Some are much more user-friendly and profitable than others.

Of course, in this economy, you need to save every penny on your deck stairs, basement stairs, or interior stairs. It’s interesting that many people with minimal experience are willing to tackle a simple bridge project for the first time, but hit a brick wall when it comes to building stairs. It just seems complicated and out of reach for people with little or no experience. The good news is “you can build that stair.”

Why are stairs considered to be so difficult? Stairs(trapper) must be built according to specific building codes, and they require a high degree of accuracy to work correctly. With traditional stair construction, every cut is final, and you better know what you’re doing, or you get to start over again. Multiple stringers are required with literally dozens of precise, free hand cuts required to form the stair. Each stringer must then be attached in perfect alignment for the rise and trends to be secured accurately. This is a very cumbersome process, requiring a great degree of skill and patience.

Is there is a better way? Advances over the past several years have seen the introduction of many new stair technologies. One system that stands out is engineered, self-adjusting, stair brackets. This is a bracket system that makes stair construction easier, stronger and faster. Basic skill level requirements are all that is needed to build a perfect star the first time. However, should you make a mistake, the brackets can be readjusted to reform the stair, eliminating the normal loss of stringers that is all too common in traditional stair construction.

How does it work? The adjustable stair brackets are positioned on two 2×6’s -using a reusable spacing tool. The spacer is set using a chart which will give the exact setting for the rise and tread required for your project. Two screws are placed in each bracket, attaching to the two 2×6’s. This forms a fully adjustable stringer which is then adjusted correctly to your stair requirements. Fixing screws are then inserted to lock the brackets in position. Two to three cuts total, top, and bottom completes the stringer. Compared this to the dozens of cuts required for traditional construction. With this system, stairs can be built up to nine feet wide, using only the two outside stringers….no interior stringers needed.

How is this possible with only two stringers? The adjustable brackets are ICC/ES tested and approved as joist hangers. The risers are made structural, attaching to the brackets and spanning across the stair(trapper kristiansand) like load bearing beams. This structurally superior system has been tested with breaking strains. Since they’re adjustable, they can be adjusted to meet all building codes for any interior or exterior application. Once the risers and treads are attached, your star is complete.

Home Help Hints – Buying a Step-Ladder.

Perhaps the most useful tool for any householder, tradesman, and even gardener is the step-ladder. No other ladder or tool is as versatile or used for so many different types of jobs as a step of steps. The tasks that step ladders are used for every day is almost endless.

From changing bulbs and painting the ceiling to tiling and pruning the trees – a good set of ladders should be in everyone’s garage, under the stairs, or back of the van.

But how do you find a decent step-ladder and what makes a good set of steps?

Choosing Step-ladders

The most important factor when it comes to selecting stepladders is the size. For home use, when they will be resting under the stairs for most of their life, you don’t want a set of step ladders that are too large. The best way to judge the size of a stepladder is to count the treads or rungs.

For regular household use, there will be no need to buy anything over five threads. And, if you live in a flat or apartment you may find just a small two tread step ladder sufficient for most jobs around the home – this will be easier to store too.

For tradespeople, a good seven or eight tread step ladder would be a better size. This will be flexible enough to allow you to work indoors while also useful for exterior work. However, remember the number of treads will result in a heavier and taller ladder so ensure you have the right sized van for it. Also, if you plan to carry heavy equipment and tools up the step-ladder, you need to consider the load the ladder will hold.