For a quick overview, check out our introduction video.
stairplane® staircases are normally specified by architects and installed by general contractors in the USA. This site allows you to get a budget price for some standard configurations. We have many more options not listed here, and will be happy to send you our complete capabilities. Send us your plans or your requirements via our Contact Form.
In Europe and other countries, we work either with architects or directly with building owners. Please feel free to contact us.
stairplane® staircases are the result of 25 years of research and development, manufacturing experience using anodised aluminum and experience with building regulations all over the globe. The unique composition in the aluminum allows us to achieve strengths equal to steel, but with a fraction of the weight, making installation much easier. Aluminum also is a more refined metal than steel and does not give a dated look with time as most steel staircases. Some of the staircases you see on this site were designed over 20 years ago, and still have a discrete, modern aesthetic. You can find stairplane staircases in every European country, as well as in the US. We have technical solutions for practically every architectural wish and challenge, ask us.
For a general overview of the stairplane specifications (this is not all-inclusive) please see our stairplane® Technical Specification
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We offer 2 step choices.
Classic stairplane® stringers are massive 10 mm brushed, anodised aluminium. This stringer is available in several heights which we optimise to achieve the most mimimal aesthetic.
Enhanced stairplane® stringers are massive 65 mm anodised aluminium. This stringer allows us to create staircases with protruding steps, making the staircase appear more free-floating. The unique width of this stringer also optimises the space needed for handrails.
Both stringers are available in 6 anodisation colors: natural, black, brown, champagne, light bronze and bronze, as well as all RAL power-coating colors.
We offer 4 step shapes, and multiple colors and materials.
The WING step is a natural anodised wing-shaped step, like on an airplane. It is only available in natural anodisation, not colors. The step has a recessed black rubber insert to prevent slipping. This is the step shown on our homepage. It is absolutely cost-effective and is our best seller.
The TRIANGEL step is also a natural anodised aluminum step, with repeating ridges which create a very robust anti-skid surface. This step is often chosen for high-traffic areas or by families with children.
The SLAB step is our most customisable. It is manufactured using a very strong anodised alumuminum frame, and can have inserts of any color glass, natural stone, wood or aluminum slabs. It is also available ‘naked’ and you can insert your own material. This step is available in any anodisation color. The SLAB also comes in an XL version for extra-wide staircases with extra-thick steps.
The XL step is meant for public buildings, restaurants, offices, etc. where a very wide step is needed. The profile is extremely strong and can be made up to 70” in staircase width, without any steel. The step is almost 12” deep.
We can recommend excellent installers for our staircases in New York. One flight of staircase generally takes approx. one day to install, depending on access and size. Each staircase is made-to-measure in our factory, assembled to make sure every milling and every bolt works, then carefully disassembled and packed for transport. Our stairs are high-value objects, and are generally installed in the later part of the construction phase when the final finishings in kitchen and bath are taking place. Stairplane staircases are not anchored into the floor like traditional steel staircases, they are only fixed to the slab behind the upper step at the top. This fixation takes place in either concrete or a wood or steel beam.
All our glass railings meet building codes. Some of our step solutions come in XL versions, which are extra thick and could meet the 4″ rule, others can be made code-compliant be adding our ‘safety’ bars placed high and discrete under each step. These bars cost $50 per step. You can see how the safety bars look here. To determine what is best, send us your plans and your wishes. We have other solutions for meeting the 4″ code.
We deliver worldwide. We have installers in Switzerland and southern Germany, should you need them, otherwise any contractor can install our staircases.
PRODUCTION AND BILLING
Manufacturing times are generally 6 weeks. Delivery times (2-6 weeks) depend on where you are in the world and how much you want to spend on transport. The transport prices listed in the configurator are indicative for major cities in the USA. European deliveries are generally the same, depending on which country. We have companies in Germany (billing in Euro) as well as Switzerland (billing in CHF) and the USA. The prices on this webpage are in USD, but can be converted 1:1 for CHF and multiplied by .8 for EUR. We accept checks (USA) and bank transfers. A formal quotation with our business conditions will be made once we receive your request and take contact with you.
Besides creating beautiful, timeless staircases, we also manufacture complex ones like the one below. General contractors and architects rely on us for high-end fit-outs, even though our product is priced comparable to steel staircases. Our streamlined production methods allow us to be very price-competitive for this kind of unique product. If you are near New York, please visit our showroom to see the impressive quality of our stairplane® staircases. We have extensive samples of all options.