FRP Staircare SC-R Project

SC-R Mini Mesh FRP Stair System – Northbridge

Situation: Replacement of large old distorted timber staircase, leading from carpark through bush to sailing club, Northbridge.

The Task: Design, fabricate and install 2.3meter wide FRP staircase with 3 flights, landings and handrails with a total of 36 steps over a bush embankment to the sailing club timber wharf.

The entire staircase was built with Staircare SC-R fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) profiles. Including C-section stringers that have been installed underslung to allow for an uninterrupted 2.3meter SC-R mini mesh stair tread with a solid nosing strip and silicon carbide anit slip grit. All other support frames, structures and handrails have been built with Staircare SC-R profiles and stainless steel SS316 fixings

Certification: Staircare FRP Staircase and handrail conforms with:-

  • AS 1657:2018: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation.
  • AS1170.1 – 1989 – minimum design loads on structures
  • AS 4586:2013 – Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials

Result: The Staircare SC-R staircase system installed offers a safe, non-slip, wide stair access that allows carrying of kayaks, canoes and other boating equipment.

Staircare SC-R stairs are particularly suited for saltwater and marine environments.

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