‘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.
NEWs UPDATE: May 2018. GOLD AWARD in the European Product design Awards https://www.productdesignaward.eu/winners/epd/2018/9061/
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.”
Good Design Australia
*Products are made to order and specifically fitted to individual locations, lead time of 4-8 weeks DEPENDING on design and installation locations. NAtional and international shipping available upon special request. *UPDATE* European & US production set to start Q4 2018! Please return all dimensions and requirements ASAP for your quote and place in our production que.
The Hybrid ladder is a simplistic cut back option to replace any Aluminum mobile ladder, all folding attic ladders and some staircases . Pricing varies with the height, features and finish of product. Standard heights include, 2.1, 2.4, 2.7 and 3 meters @ 66 degrees and 715 mm wide. With options for bespoke heights and angles between 60 and 70 degrees, all available for item specific pricing.
The Hybrid stair is much more similar to a standard stairway in nature only much more compact. Standard heights include 2.2, 2.4, 2.6,2.7, 2.8 & 3 meters @ 55 degrees and 715 mm wide. This version also comes standard with a patented, automatic compacting, Aluminum hand rail. Pricing varies with height, fit and finish of product. Also options for bespoke heights and angles between 50 and 60 degrees available for item specific pricing. And an optional, fully automatic or sprung safety gate mechanism available (so access way at top of landing is never open when stairs are folded flat to wall. (no gate supplied).
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 184.108.40.206 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 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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