‘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.
-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
– May 2018. GOLD AWARD in the European Product design Awards https://www.productdesignaward.eu/winners/epd/2018/9061/
– Jan 2019, Winner if design award, Hamburg, Germany!
*Products are made to order and specifically fitted to individual locations and specifications. Lead time fluctuates between 6-10 weeks DEPENDING on design and installation locations. National and international shipping quotes available upon special request.
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The Hybrid Ladder is a simplistic cut back option of the Hybrid stair; to replace any Aluminum mobile ladder, folding attic ladders and some staircases. Purely the Bamboo folding structure and spring mechanism. (pictured in black stain above) Pricing varies with the height, features and finish of product. These products are custom sized to your specific application and priced accordingly. Ladders cover heights between 1.5 and 3.7 meters with angles between 60 and 70 degrees, all 715 mm wide with varying tread rise to suit location and budget.
The Hybrid Stair is much more similar to a standard stairway in nature only more compact. These products are custom sized to your specific application and priced accordingly. Stairs cover heights between 1.5 and 3.4 meters, with angles ranging between 50 and 60 degrees, all 750 mm wide, due to rail mechanism. This version also comes standard with a patented, automatic compacting, Aluminum hand rail. And an optional sprung safety gate mechanism available (so access way at top of landing is never open when stairs are folded flat to wall. Temporary gate supplied). Pricing varies with height, fit and finish of product. Also options for bespoke heights and angles available for item specific pricing.
Is it compliant with building code regulations for Stairs & handrails?
-Both ladder and the Hybrid stairs are built as closely to ‘AS 1657-4.2.1. Fixed platforms, walkways and ladders’. And NCC 220.127.116.11 as guides, as both versions are actually considered ladders, even though the stair version has a hand rail, optional safety gate and similar tread rise and run to normal stair requirements. But due to the never before seen design mechanisms and compact functionality, it is difficult to relate completely to anything already standardized and testing legislation alterations are ongoing.
What materials are they made from?
-These products are specifically made from specially constructed & sustainably sourced Bamboo composite ply. Due to its tensile strength, flexibility, weight, aesthetic and unsurpassed sustainable aspects. There is no other organic material that can compete with Bamboo across all aspects!
What weight capacity can they handle?
-These Ladder and stair products have been tested in house to SWL’s (safe working loads) of 200 kg and 175 kg respectively.
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 within a few hours.
These products can also be shipped in a disassembled package to reduce freight costs and require assembly in location.
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 handrail to operate the stairs and safety gate from the landing or ground and like the ladder, you can use the moving stringer to open and close from the ground or landing.
-Are there other security features?
-Apart from the automatic compacting handrail and the optional 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 denying all access between floors.
E.g. completely child proofing your home from stair falls or keeping intruders out.
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