The prefabricated staircase made of concrete

Since the second half of the 20th century, concrete staircases have become increasingly popular. The advantages are apparent. However, there are differences in concrete staircases. In the following guide, you will learn everything about the concrete staircase.

Typical building materials also for prefabricated stairs

First, it must be noted that indoor and outdoor stairs can be made of different materials. These include, among others, the following building materials:

  • Wood
  • metal
  • Plastic (especially acrylic glass)
  • Glass
  • concrete
  • Combinations of the mentioned materials

The classic building materials for stairs are wood, metal and of course concrete. Acrylic glass and real glass, however, are more likely to be held as a marginal phenomenon. While stairs made of metal, wood or combinations thereof are usually assembled on site, the prefabricated staircase made of concrete is usually already delivered ready poured.

The different stair construction techniques

However, you can also distinguish between different prefabricated stairs here. Prefabricated stairs but not in the sense of a one-piece prefabricated staircase, which would only have to be set up. Depending on the concept, individual sections are ready or the individual components prepared:

  • element stairs
  • beam stairs
  • Supporting bolt staircase
  • Block steps stairs

Beam and support bolt stairs

For beam staircases two lateral and possibly a middle beam are installed. Then the steps will be mounted later. In the support bolt stairs, the support bolts are embedded and mounted. Then the stair parts are attached to it and the weight is removed over the bolts. Real prefabricated concrete staircases in the classical sense tend not to be both construction techniques.

Element and block staircases

But but element and block staircases. As a rule, the element staircase consists of one component, ie the complete staircase (without attachments). It must be lifted with a crane in the stairwell. Consequently, this type of staircase is therefore only in a new building in question.

The block staircase, on the other hand, consists, as the name implies, of individual blocks. As in the modular system, these are simply assembled. Depending on the size of the blocks, they can also be used for building in existing buildings and for renovation work. The block staircase is flexible in that manufacturers offer numerous individual components that can be combined with each other.

The requirements for concrete staircases

Most concrete staircases are concrete individual pieces made for each construction project. Although it is basically a series product. However, no house is the same as the other and many aspects are significantly different:

  • static conditions
  • general space requirements
  • style-related minimum sizes
  • floor heights
  • slope heights
  • coiled, folded or straight

This means that in a prefabricated staircase made of concrete almost always work by the manufacturer must be made to adapt the stairs to the conditions in your home. Nevertheless, these concrete stairs are among the cheapest. Nevertheless, that you need a crane, the construction time is very limited. Within a short time, such prefabricated stairs are made of concrete.

Preparatory work for the stairs

However, you must also pay attention to how the ground is to be prepared. In particular, outdoors, you may have to apply seal primers, so that later no moisture can penetrate into the staircase element.

Tips & Tricks

You also have to keep in mind that you still need to work on concrete staircases. So you usually have to disguise or occupy this concrete staircase.

Video Board: Installation of Betcalier precast concrete scissor stairs