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INSTALLATION MANUAL INDEX

Installation
(Dry Wall)
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
Step 7
Step 8
Step 9
Step 10
Troubleshooting
What to do if you have floor skirting.
What to do if you have framing on the installation wall.
What to do if you have an uneven wall.
What to do if your walls are not square.

Welcome to the Bcompact family.

Thank you for purchasing the Bcompact Folding Staircase or Ladder. Below you will find a full guide with accompanying videos for each step of the installation. Should you have any issues with your installation, feel free to reach out to our support team at any time and we'll be happy to assist you. Thanks again and enjoy your new staircase.

TOOLS & PARTS

Included Parts
Fixed Side Stringer
Moving Side Stringer (With Top Catch Attached)
Treads
Top Step
Cross Support
Bugle Fasteners (100mm)
Bugle Fasteners (65mm) Or (50mm)
M8 Bolt
Turn Buckle
Stand-off Pulley (With Phillips Screws)
Red Dyneema Chord
Handrail Tube
Spring
Brass Hinge Pins (2 Per Folding Tread)
Stopper Screw
M8 Bolt (with washer)

ASSEMBLY

Step

1

Unpack the staircase and separate all the components leaving only the fixed side stinger, spring, cross support and top step behind.

Step

2

Drill
Bugle Fasteners (100mm)
Fixed Side Stringer
Cross Support

Attach the cross support to the top of the fixed side stringer using 2 bugle fasteners (100mm).

Step

3

Drill
Bugle Fasteners (65mm)
Fixed Side Stringer
Cross Support
Top Fixed Step

Once the cross support has been attached to the stringer, attach the top fixed step to the cross support and stringer using the included 65mm bugle fasteners. Make sure the dome nut is on the upper end of the fixed step.

Step

4

Drill
Phillips Head Screwdrivers
Stand-off Pulley ( With Phillips Head Screws)
Fixed Side Stringer

Attach the stand-off pulley to the two small holes on the flat underside of the fixed side stringer using 2 included phillips head screws.

Step

5

Drill
Allen Keys
M8 Bolt
Turnbuckle
Fixed Side Stringer

Attach the turn buckle to the large single hole on the flat underside of the fixed side stringer using the included countersunk M8 bolt. Ensure the bolt is loose enough to allow the turnbuckle to raise slightly off the stringer.

Step

6

Drill
Brass Hinge Pins
Fixed Side Stringer
Treads

Place the fixed side stringer on a bench or the floor. Collect all the treads and all brass hinge pins. The treads are numbered. Begin installing the treads from the top down, starting with number 1.

TIP: Make sure the the drill is switched to a high torque setting in oder to properly insert the brass hinge pins.

Continue installing the treads all the way to the bottom until complete. Be sure to install each tread based on its corresponding number. When finished carefully rotate the stringer so that all the treads facing up at a 90 degree angle to the ground.

Step

7

Drill
Brass Hinge Pins
Moving Side Stringer
Fixed Side Stringer

Bring the moving side stringer and place it on top of the fixed side stringer. Ensure each tread slots into its corresponding position on the moving side stringer. Also ensure the top catch is positioned correctly with the top step as shown in the video.

Begin the tread attachment to the moving side stringer using the remainder of the brass hinge pins, installing each tread until they are all attached.

Step

8

Fully Assembled Staircase
Spring
Turn Buckle

Once completed, fold the staircase into a flat position, as shown in the video, and attach the spring to the turnbuckle.

Remove the safety spring and pin from turnbuckle, to allow spring to be attached as shown in video.

Replace pin and safety spring after spring is attached.

INSTALLATION

-MASONRY WALL-

Step

1

Framing Square

Go to the area you will be installing the staircase and take a framing square with you. Use the framing square to check the squareness of the two connecting faces of the area (wall side and front facade)

If you the area is out of square, please refer to the troubleshooting section below.

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Step

2

Additional Person
Fully Assembled Staircase

With the help of an additional person, take the fully assembled staircase and place it against the wall you will be installing it on.

If you are installing on a wall that has skirting or framing protruding from it, please see Troubleshooting Guide before proceeding to the next step.

Step

3

Additional Person
Spirit Level
Fully Assembled Staircase
Stopper Screw

With the staircase placed in situ, place your spirit level on the top step parallel to the main fixing wall. Ensure that it is level.

Once staircase is level in situ, install the stopper screw at the foot of the fixed side stinger as shown in the video. This will prevent the staircase from sliding during the next steps of the installation.

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Step

4

Additional Person
Spirit Level
Fully Assembled Staircase

With the staircase placed in situ, use a spirit level to ensure position is level in 3 axis XYZ (forwards, backwards, left and right, up and down)

Step

5

Additional Person
String Line

Remove the staircase from situ and return to the install location with a string line and check the straightness of the wall along the diagonal line where the fixed side stringer will attach.

If the wall is uneven, you will have to install spacers to ensure the staircase is installed correctly.

See the Troubleshooting Guide for spacer installation.

Step

6

Additional Person
Standard Drill
Fully Assembled Staircase

With the staircase remaining in situ, drill through the bamboo and into the masonry wall to create your fixing points and mark the wall for installation. Once completed remove the staircase from the wall.

NOTE: There are 3 critical fixing points, one at far end of the cross support, one at the hinging point at the top folding tread nearest the upper floor and one at hinging point of the folding tread nearest the ground floor.

Try to place the remaining secondary fixing points approximately 600mm to 1 meter apart evenly spaced between the top and bottom critical fixing points.

Remember to refer to the Troubleshooting Guide if you have a skirting board or framing.

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Step

7

Drill
Wooden Dowels

Enlarge the marked holes on the masonry wall using a masonry drill to accommodate wooden or plastic dowels. Insert wooden dowels into each hole in preparation of fixing the stringer to the wall.

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Step

8

Additional Person
Drill
Fasterners
Fully Assembled Staircase

With the assistance of an additional person, bring the staircase and place it against the wall, in situ, ready for installation.

Begin screwing in the fasteners in each hole until flush with surface of the stringer.

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Step

9

Drill
Handrail Tube
M8 Bolt (with washer)
Fully Assembled Staircase

Attach the handrail tube to the handrail mechanism using the M8 Bolts.

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Step

10

Fully Assembled Staircase

The staircase should now be installed. Be sure to check the sturdiness of the install and smoothness of the opening and closing of the mechanism.

If you have any issues please refer to our troubleshooting section or get in touch with support.

Thank you again and welcome to the BCompact family.

INSTALLATION

-DRY WALL-

Prerequisites

Before installing a Bcompact Staircase or Ladder onto a dry wall, you must ensure the area of the wall where the foot of the staircase will be attached to is re-enforced.

Please refer to our troubleshooting guide for more information on how to do this.

Step

1

Framing Square

Go to the area you will be installing the staircase and take a framing square with you. Use the framing square to check the squareness of the tow connecting faces of the area (wall side and front facade)

If you the area is out of square, please refer to the troubleshooting section below.

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Step

2

Additional Person
Fully Assembled Staircase

With the help of an additional person, take the fully assembled staircase and place it against the wall you will be installing it on.

If you are installing on a wall that has skirting or framing protruding from it, please see Troubleshooting Steps 1 & 2 before proceeding to the next step.

Step

3

Additional Person
Spirit Level
Fully Assembled Staircase
Stopper Screw

With the staircase placed in situ, place your spirit level on the top step parallel to the main fixing wall. Ensure that it is level.

Once staircase is level in situ, install the stopper screw at the foot of the fixed side stinger as shown in the video. This will prevent the staircase from sliding during the next steps of the installation.

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Step

4

Additional Person
Spirit Level
Pencil
Fully Assembled Staircase

With the staircase placed in situ, use a spirit level to ensure position is level in 3 axis XYZ (forwards, backwards, left and right, up and down)

Once complete, mark a continual line on the wall under the fixed side stringer with a pencil. If you are cutting into a skirting board, this would be a good time to continue that line over skirting board and also another one over the skirting board at the front of the same fixed side stringer.

Remember to see the troubleshooting section for information about installing with framing or skirting boards.

Step

5

Additional Person
String Line

Remove the staircase from situ and return to the install location with a string line and check the straightness of the wall along the diagonal line where the fixed side stringer will attach.

If the wall is uneven and / or if it is necessary to pack the wall away from farming at top, you will have to install spacers to ensure the staircase is installed correctly.

See troubleshooting guide 'What to do if you have an uneven wall'.

Step

6

Stud Finder
Pencil

Following the diagonal line on the wall, locate the all the corresponding studs and mark them off. These will be the locations where you will be attaching the staircase to.

Step

7

Additional Person
Spirit Level
Standard Drill
Fasteners
Fully Assembled Staircase

With the assistance of an additional person, bring the staircase and place it against the wall, in situ, ready for installation.

In preparation for fastening the staircase into final position, we will drill holes into staircase starting from the top down. The first pilot will be at the far end of the cross support directly under the top step. Make sure you use a level at this time to position it correctly.

Drill and countersink this hole, and then attach your first faster as shown in video.

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Step

8

Additional Person
Drill
Fasterners
Fully Assembled Staircase

Using the locations found by the stud finder, you can now drill through the lower section of the stringer creating a pilot hole for your fasteners to then attach to the studs behind the dry wall.

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Step

9

Drill
Handrail Tube
M8 Bolt (with washer)
Fully Assembled Staircase

Attach the handrail tube to the handrail mechanism using the M8 Bolts.

Step

10

Fully Assembled Staircase

The staircase should now be installed. Be sure to check the sturdiness of the install and smoothness of the opening and closing of the mechanism.

If you have any issues please refer to our troubleshooting section or get in touch with support.

Thank you again and welcome to the BCompact family.

TROUBLESHOOTING

A

What to do if you have a skirt board.

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B

What to do if you have framing on the installation wall.

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C

What do to if your wall is uneven.

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D

What do to if your walls are not square.

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E

How to reinforce your dry wall to fasten the foot of the staircase

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F

What to do if your manhole is not the correct size.

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