There are three main differences between Stairs and Ladders:
- Angle: Stairs have an angle range of 50-60 degrees, while Ladders have a steeper angle range of 60-70 degrees.
- Handrail Mechanism: Stairs come with a bi-folding handrail mechanism and handrail, providing added safety and convenience. Ladders do not include this feature by default, though an optional affixed stand-off aluminium handrail is available for Ladders.
- Tread Depth: Stair treads are 168mm/6.614” deep, whereas Ladder treads are 142mm/5.59” deep. This difference in tread depth remains constant.
What is the similarity in the basic Bamboo structure of both products?
The basic Bamboo structure or body is the same for both Stairs and Ladders.
How do I decide whether to choose a Stair or a Ladder?
The choice between a Stair and a Ladder depends on your specific situation and available space. For instance, if you have limited space along the floor/wall where the product will be placed, a Ladder with a steeper angle, fewer treads, and a shorter run may be the better option. On the other hand, if you have more room available, you can opt for a lower angle and choose the Stair version. Keep in mind that Stairs are generally more expensive due to their lower angle, longer stringer, more treads, and customised handrail mechanism and handrail.
Can you summarize the features of the Stair?
The Stair is designed to be like a standard staircase, but more compact. These stairs are custom-sized to fit your specific application and come with a patented, automatic compacting, Aluminium handrail as a standard feature. They cover heights between 1.5 and 3.4 meters and offer the option of an optional sprung Safety Gate mechanism to ensure the access way at the top of the landing is never open when the stairs are folded flat to the wall. Pricing varies based on the height, fit, and finish of the product. Additionally, options for bespoke heights and angles are available, and pricing is determined based on the specific requirements of the item.
What are the key features of the Ladder?
The Ladder is a simplified version of the Stair, designed to replace aluminium mobile ladders, folding attic ladders, and some staircases. Ladders consist solely of the Bamboo folding structure and spring mechanism. While the standard version does not include a handrail, you can choose to have a fixed stand-off handrail as an optional feature. Similar to the Stairs, the Ladders are custom-sized for your specific application, with heights ranging between 1.5 and 3.7 meters and varying tread rise options to suit different locations and budgets. Pricing depends on the height, features, and finish of the product.
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