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Project: TAL Fit out

Steel-Stairs were recently called in to fabricate, install and finish this striking steel stair project with many different finishes including aluminium, timber, stainless steel and glass balustrade in Sydney. The site was located in the heart of Sydney at 363 George St.

The stunning interior staircases were spread across 7 floors in an occupied building. This meant that all installation work had to be completed out of normal work hours and with tight lead times led to working on weekends and public holidays to complete on time.

The biggest challenge on this project was the difficult nature of the installation and managing the logistics. As well as being an out of hours work site, the goods lift was the only access to the site. There were no cranes available for material handling on site, so all steel and glass had to be moved around on trolleys inside the work area. All installation was completed using rigging techniques that have a degree of difficulty. Custom made winches and A-frames assisted in installation.

The voids had a handrail made out of stainless steel with a glass balustrade as the chosen finish. The custom glass balustrading design consisted of various sizes of glass panels fixed to the void steel using stainless steel fittings to match the handrail and tie in with the rest of the stair. This is similar to the balustrade and railing connections used on our spiral stairs solutions. Glass and stainless balustrades are frequently used on a range of projects for their functional and aesthetic look, and in this case finished off the stairs perfectly.

A section of the stair balustrade consisted of perforated aluminium panels and timber handrailing to tie in with the lined timber floor with the glass meeting the always the standards required of glass balustrading in Australia.

The project was successfully completion on time and on budget whilst managing all trades including the timber, aluminium, glass, steel and stainless finishes. The end result was a superb staircase that the whole team was proud to be a part of.