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In addition to building steel stairs, balustrades and handrails, we can also assist with their maintenance and replacement if the structure is rusting or damaged.


The goal of this renovation was to replace four external staircases of a 50 year old apartment building next to Cheltenham Beach in Devonport, Auckland. We went to have a look at the stairs and soon realised they were on the verge of collapsing due to advanced corrosion in both the steel stringers and the concrete tread reinforcements. 

We were asked to make the new stairs as close to the original ones as possible. In order to achieve this, we chose to renovate the existing balustrade, and took samples of the broken treads to a concrete paving specialist for the closest match. 

The frame of the stairs, all the concrete treads, and the landings needed to be replaced entirely, so we fabricated four new stairs in more robust material. We also made sure there were no areas for water to pool, which future proofed them for the next 50 years.

The underview of an aged, rusty steel staircase with concrete treads.
An example of how rusty the structural steel of this external staircase was.
This renovated external staircase in Auckland was done by Stairworks to solve the ongoing rust problem in the older builds.
An example of rusty stairs on an external Auckland staircase built in the 50's.
Rust has become an ongoing issue for steel structures built in the 50's and 60's in Auckland.


As the wear and tear on most of the 50’s and 60’s buildings start to really show, Stairworks has been called to help build stair replacements for rusty staircases and get them up to code. This external staircase on Remuera Road in Auckland, had to be pulled out and installed in one night as it was for a fully operational dental practice. The steel was all galvanised and powder coated to replace the steel that hadn't been in the original build. This is becoming more common in older Auckland commercial and residential buildings that are failing at the moment due to high rust issues. 

This commercial staircase was renovated by Stairworks due to an ongoing rust issue in Auckland, New Zealand.
The paint on older steel structures has started to chip away.
Sometimes you can't see rust issues on a staircase unless you take a closer look.
Oftentimes, rust issues on staircases are hidden underneath in the structure, making them very problematic.
When the steel is galvanised and powder coated, it resolves paint chipping and rust issues.
By renovating this staircase, it not only made it safer and up to building code, but it also brightened it up with a white powder coating.
This staircase renovation is now structurally sound and up to building code thanks to Stairworks.
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