Renew stairs depends on the staircase type


Renewing individual steps is not feasible with every staircase. While laid-up steps, as in the case of concrete and steel substructures, can usually be dismantled individually, many stringers only help to completely dismantle the staircase. The effort is also dependent on the type of attachment of the stairs.

Stairs with removable steps

Who wants to renew individual stairs, has a chance at all types of stairs, where the levels are stored. These include the following types of construction:

  • Flight staircases
  • Zwieholmtreppen
  • concrete stairs

While in beam stairs usually Auflagertechniken be applied, the lifting is possible after loosening the attachment. For concrete stairs, the dismantling depends on whether the step elements can be detached individually. Glued and cemented step or step coverings can be removed by rough tearing of the stairs, provided that joints protect the adjacent stair steps from breaking.

Stone staircases

In masonry or massively laid stone steps renewal of individual staircases is usually possible only with natural stone stairs, in dry construction "folded" were. However, the work process often corresponds to the complete conversion of the stairs. All steps must be cleared and the stairs must be rebuilt with the new level. This is not possible with masonry, cemented and glued stone steps.

Steel and wooden stairs without cheeks

For all wooden staircases and steel stairs, the steps of which are stored without cheeks, renewal is possible in most cases. Often the steps are screwed or embedded in storage and mounting structures that can be opened by screws.

Steel and wooden stairs with cheeks

In a staircase staircase dismantling and replacing individual stairs depends on the construction. In staircase ladder made of steel as the flat steel beam staircase, the steps are not embedded, but mounted bolted to angle parts. Here, the mostly wooden staircases can be easily renewed.

Wooden staircase staircases consist of a coherent component in which individual steps are firmly connected to the cheek. The treads and risers "stuck" in the cheek pouches and are usually additionally glued in these grooves.

Another difficulty for the disassembly of individual steps in the mostly closed stairs is the undercut. The risers and treads are also glued together and form a stable L-shaped connection in the cheek.

If a single step has to be replaced, an attempt can be made to cut out the corresponding component in the middle with a jigsaw so that only a few remnants remain in the cheek pouches on both sides. If necessary, these can be balanced with a chisel. The new step can be fixed to the frame of the cheek with sub-brackets.

Tips & Tricks

If you need to renew one or more steps, the statics of the entire staircase will always be affected. If in doubt, ask yourself whether your project will receive the security and stability in the sense of the building regulations.


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