Top 10 Tips videos for stairs and doors

top 10 tips videos

On the face of it, for experienced professionals in the carpentry sector, installing doors and staircases is a “bread and butter” job. However, there are so many examples of poor fits out there that a clear set of guidelines on the steps to take and tips on fitting seemed to us like an important thing to produce.

As a result, in the last few months, Stairways has gone live with two short “10 top tips videos”.

Essentially, we have broken down our advice into very short, bite-sized chunks that can be accessed from any device at any time.

The doors video covers:

  • Storage
  • Product familiarisation
  • Check the opening
  • Correct building stage
  • Adjust the frame
  • Use 9-11 fixings
  • Locate packers correctly
  • Check gaps
  • Adjust doorstep/keep
  • Correct gap filling.

The tips are also offered in pdf form so they can be printed out and kept as a handy reference guide.

The format for the staircases video echoes that of the one for doors. Again, it is available in short video clips or as a printable pdf. It covers:

  • Storage
  • Manual handling
  • Product familiarisation
  • Check measurements
  • Check tolerances
  • Square the newel post
  • Locate correct fixings
  • Level the staircase
  • Glue blocks and wedges
  • Prevent falls

Please do let us know what you think and if there are any other guides you think would be useful.

All of our resources can be accessed here.

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Stairways, founded in 1989, has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft production capacity. Stairways goal is to raise their profile and brand awareness to become known throughout the industry as the UK’s leading staircase and door solution provider.

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As a highly reputable firm within the industry, Stairways are dedicated to meeting their client’s product and application requirements. All materials used are manufactured to the highest quality and meet the relevant standards achieving ISO9001, FSC®, and various product certifications, whilst their staircases and door solutions are manufactured with compliance to UK building regulations & legislative standards in mind. Using the knowledge, passion, and experience acquired across all team members over the past thirty years, Stairways aim to continue to be the best in what they do.

THE FUTURE

Stairways are continuously looking for opportunities to improve and expand their service offering; this includes the investment in new machinery to further enhance and innovate the manufacturing process, with the aim to shorten lead times and increase overall in-house capacity. The changes Stairways employ are always focused upon improving the customer experience, to ensure their process remains as efficient as possible from start to finish.

THE HISTORY

Privately owned and managed since it was founded in 1989, Stairways has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Starting as a small staircase manufacturer, Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft of bespoke and mass production capacity.

RESIDENTIAL

Stairways are passionate about helping national and regional housebuilders, architects and contractors complete large-scale project requirements within the residential sector. Stairways quality timber staircases and door solutions are often specified due to their functionality, flexibility and ease of installation, whilst offering peace of mind compliance.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

Stairways are the perfect supplier of FSC® accredited range of door solutions. Offering a range of door and frame finishes, acoustic, fire and smoke resistant configurations that are ideally suited for heavy traffic student accommodation. Their vast experience with producing high-quality door solutions for a wide range of projects ensures that they consistently meet and exceed expected timescales, specification and performance requirements.

Leisure

Choose from Stairways variety of opening systems within the Eco-Mercial range to best assist with functionality and performance requirements. Our vast experience with producing high-quality door solutions and staircases for a wide range of projects ensures that we consistently meet and exceed expected timescales, specifications, and performance requirements.

Education

Choose from Stairways variety of opening systems within the Eco-Mercial range to best assist with functionality and performance requirements. Our vast experience with producing high-quality door solutions and staircases for a wide range of projects ensures that we consistently meet and exceed expected timescales, specification and performance requirements.

Commercial

Stairways provide innovative design and finishing solutions to architects, specifiers and contractors. Our FSC® accredited range of door solution and staircase products are ideally suited for heavy-duty applications within the commercial sector.

Hotels

Stairways are one of the leading manufacturers of doors, door sets, and door solutions. Their door solutions for hotels and leisure facilities meet and exceed all the relevant safety and performance requirements, whilst achieving the relevant aesthetics in keeping with the building design.

Medical

Stairways are the perfect supplier of FSC® accredited range of door solutions. Offering a range of door and frame finishes, acoustic, fire and smoke resistant configurations that are ideally suited for heavy traffic medical facilities. Their vast experience with producing high volume, high-quality door solutions that consistently meet and exceed expected timescales, specification, and performance requirements.