Bcompact Hybrid stairs and ladders

'Bcompact' Hybrid Stairs and Ladders award winning, patented products are the first 2 in a series of designs that create a beautiful and simple solution to small space living or simply to replace a current stair that is not wanted or needed all the time, thus creating more living space... the options are many and varied.

NEW UPDATE June 2017: Good Design Jury Comments for Bcompact Hybrid Stairs

“This is a great innovation that solves a clear problem in a very elegant and clever way. The folding mechanism is pure genius and functions with ease. The Jury applauds this kind of thinking. Well done.”

Brandon Gien

Good Design Australia

Products are made to order and specifically fitted to individual locations, lead time of 4-8 weeks.

 

The Hybrid ladder is a simplistic cut back option to replace any Aluminum mobile ladder, all folding attic ladders and some staircases and starts at around $2400 AUD for a 2.1 meter version and increases in cost with the height and finish of product.  Standard heights include, 2.1, 2.4, 2.7 and 3 meters at 66 degrees and 750 mm wide. With options for bespoke heights, widths and angles available for item specific pricing.

The Hybrid stair is much more similar to a standard stairway in nature.  At a 45 degrees angle, standard heights include 2, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 3 meters, also with options for bespoke heights, widths and angles available for item specific pricing. This version also includes an patented Aluminum, automatically compacting hand rail and automatic safety gate mechanism (so access way at top of landing is never open when stairs are folded flat to wall, no gate supplied unless requested). Pricing starts around $5500 AUD and increases with height, fit and finish of product.

FAQ’s

Is it compliant with building code regulations for handrails?

-Both ladder and the Hybrid stairs are built to ‘AS 1657 Fixed platforms, walkways and ladders’. Both are considered ladders not actually stairs, even though the Hybrid version has a hand rail and safety gate and similar tread rise and run to normal stair requirements.  But due to the never before seen design functionality, it is difficult to relate completely to anything already standardized.

What materials are they made from?

-These products are specifically made from sustainably sourced Bamboo ply.  Due to its tensile strength, flexibility, weight, aesthetic and unsurpassed sustainable aspects.

Are these products hard to install?

-Site specific fitting and installation is recommended to be undertaken by qualified professionals i.e. Most builders, carpenters etc. but due to the simplicity of the product, most any competent handy person can install without any infrastructure modifications or special tools in about an hour.

How easy are they to open and close ? Could an elderly person do it or does one need more strength?

-These products are all counter balanced with a simple spring mechanism so the act of opening and closing can be achieved by both the young and the elderly.  Each piece is balanced to be almost weightless once installed.  Both can be operated from the ground or from the landing.  The Hybrid stairs uses the movement of the safety gate to operate the stairs and the handrail from the landing and like the ladder, you can use the moving stringer to open and close from the ground.

-Are there other security features?

-Apart from the automatic compacting handrail and security gate mechanism found on the Hybrid stairs, locks can be attached to either version, fixing them into an open position or closed position, thus creating an unsurpassed security system potentially denying all access between floors.

E.g. completely child proofing your home from stair falls or keeping intruders out.

Production now under way, sales, pricing and specification documents available upon request.
Please call or email for any inquires. info@bcompact.com

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