Deck stairs

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Deck stairs in wood or a combination of steel stringers & (hard)wood

Deck stairs with galvanized steel stringers and hardwood steps Deck stairs with galvanized steel stringers and hardwood steps

Why deck stairs?

Deck stairs are an important part of your garden or terrace.

Your deck stair ensures that height differences in your garden can be easily bridged and that it also looks nice and neat! The most important thing, of course, is convenience - you need to be able to move easily from your deck, balcony or terrace to the garden or through the different height zones in your garden.

Of course, you can look for beautiful, and often expensive, ready-made stairs, but if you find any, they're often just not the right size and you'll spend a lot of money as well. That's why we recommend that you make your own garden steps, because with our ready-made components, kits and advices, it's really not that difficult!

There are many reasons why you would want to make deck stairs in your garden. For example, to descend to the bank of the water next to your house, or you live in a split-level house and the height of your terrace or living room is not equal to the height of your garden. Or you live on the first floor of a building and can use the communal garden? In that case, choose deck stairs as a solution!

Wooden or metal deck stairs can of course also be used to acces a roof terrace or descend to a basement.

With the components that we can deliver, you can make almost any deck stair that you can think of.

How to choose deck stairs?

Well, besides the dimensions you require, it’s mainly a matter of taste.

Do you prefer the look of wood or the combination of steel deck stair stringers and hardwood steps? In terms of durability, the steel+hardwood combination will last longer but there is also a price difference.

Choose the XL deck stairs if you wish to have a less steep deck stair with deeper steps for more comfort and stability.

1- First measure the height you need and select the deck stair kit that fits. If there is no exact fit, you have 2 opportunities:

a- Select wooden deck stairs which are a little bit higher than required and cut some wood off the bottom of the stringer. Your first step will be a little bit lower than the rest.

b- Select any deck stair a little bit lower and fix it against your deck or wall. The last step will be from the deck stairs onto your deck, this last step will be a little bit lower than the others.

Is the height of our 7 steps deck stair not high enough? Have a look at our extension supports or landings in our category deck stairs with landing.

2-Choose the width you prefer. The span between 2 stringers should not be more than 60cm. Therefore, all our deck stair kits from 60cm to 100cm wide are delivered with 2 stringers, Deck stairs from 120cm to 160cm wide are supplied with 3 stringers.

XL wooden deck stairs XL wooden deck stairs

XL deck stairs

Vinuovo has developed a new outdoor staircase XL model.

These deck stairs have deeper steps and a lower angle of inclination than the standard wooden deck stairs.

What is the difference between the standard deck stairs and the XL outdoor staircase?
The XL deck stairs have deeper steps and a less steep angle of inclination. This makes it easier to climb the stairs, especially if you have difficulty walking. Because of this smaller slope the staircase is longer and has a different effect which gives a more spacious and luxurious effect in your garden.
The XL deck stairs are just as easy to install as the regular steps, just screw them together and the job's done!

The following models of the XL outdoor staircase are now available:

3 extra large steps - height 42cm - 60cm or 120cm wide.
4 extra large steps - height 55cm - 60cm or 120cm wide.
5 extra wide steps - height 68cm - 60cm or 120cm wide.

For the moment, the XL deck stairs are only available with the type A deck planks with a size of 28x120mm, 60cm or 120cm wide. Each step is build with 3 type A planks.

Soon, the XL deck stairs are also available with the type C decking boards in multiple different widths.

Metal deck stairs

Unique in Europe are our galvanized steel deck stair stringers with hardwood steps out of Red Balau - Bangkirai. These deck stairs give a modern touch to your garden and are virtually without maintenance.  Simply keep the wood clean to avoid a slippery surface and that’s all!

However you can order the steel stringers and the decking boards seperately, we have prepared deck stairs kits which inlude everything you need:

  • stringers
  • decking boards for the steps
  • The correct type of bolts or screws pending on the product and material you have chosen.

You only need to add the correct fastening materials to fix the deck stairs to your wall or floor. As we don't know where you'll fix your deck stairs, we cannot include these in the standard deck stair kit. Do you need advise? Please don't hesitate to contact our customer service.

The steel stringers are available in 2, 3, 4 and 5 steps. You can stack these stringers with our hardwood deck stair supports to go higher if required.

These deck stairs are also available with our standard pressure treated pine steps.

These kinds of deck stairs are ideal as porch steps, patio steps or to create steps to front door.

Deck stairs with galvanized steel stringers and hardwood steps Deck stairs with galvanized steel stringers and hardwood steps

Which deck stair step type or material?

Vinuovo provides 3 different types of steps:

Step type A - Pressure treated pine 28x120mm

Section: 28x120mm

Material: Pressure treated pine

Finish: both sides smooth, with 2 screw holes pre-drilled at each end of the boards

Suitable for:

  • standard wooden deck stair stringers (2 pcs/step)
  • XL deck stair stringers (3 pcs/step)

Step type C - Pressure treated pine 27x145mm

Section: 27x145mm

Material: Pressure treated pine

Finish: 1 side smooth, 1 side with thin grooves

Suitable for:

  • standard wooden deck stair stringers (2 pcs/step)
  • Steel deck stair stringers (2 pcs/step)

Step type D - Hardwood Red Balau / Bangkirai 28x145mm

Section: 28x145mm

Material: Hardwood Red Balau / Bangkirai

Finish: 1 side smooth, 1 side with 7 grooves

Suitable for:

  • standard wooden deck stair stringers (2 pcs/step)
  • Steel deck stair stringers (2 pcs/step)
Deck stair steps type A - pressure treated pine wood 28x120mm Deck stair steps type A - pressure treated pine wood 28x120mm
Deck stair step type C - pressure treated pine wood 28x145mm Deck stair step type C - pressure treated pine wood 28x145mm
Deck stair hardwood step Red Balau / Bangkirai 28x145mm Deck stair hardwood step Red Balau / Bangkirai 28x145mm

FAQ - frequently asked deck stair questions

Can you buy premade deck stairs?

Yes you can! Vinuovo provides many different kits and materials to create your own deck stairs. These deck stair kits contain all the materials you need. You only have to assemble the kit and fix it to your deck, wall or simply in the ground.

How many staircase stringers do you need to build an outdoor staircase?

We recommend that you do not place stringers more than 60cm apart. With a greater distance, the step of your garden stairs bends too far and you take the risk of it breaking!
You can, however, have the stair step protrude over the stair stringer. For example, do you want deck stairs of 80cm or 100cm wide? Place the stringers 50cm apart and let the step protrude 10cm or 20cm on each side. Because you always walk in the middle of your garden stairs, this is fine! For a width of 120cm or more, we recommend using at least 3 stringers. One in the middle and on each side another stringer at 50cm distance from the middle one. (or at the end with staircase type A).
With 3 stringers you can create an outside staircase up to 160cm wide, just let the ends of the step cross. For every 60cm that you make your garden stairs wider, you use 1 extra stringer.

How thick should the wood for the steps be?

Do not use decking boards thinner than 25mm to make a stair step. We also know that a decking board of only 21mm thick is much cheaper at the corner shop, but this is really much too thin and will break too quickly!

How do you attach the steps to your deck stair stringer?

For wooden deck stair stringers use good stainless steel screws. (Steel screws that have been treated are of course cheaper, but because you are walking on an outside staircase, the coating wears off very quickly and your screw starts to rust! Once that has started, your screw will rust through completely within two to three years and then your garden stairs will simply collapse... We don't think that's a very safe idea! 

For the galvanized steel deck stair stringers we recommend the stainless steel set of carriage bolt, washer and a nut. You need 2 bolts or screws per stair stringer and plank for the step. (Note: 2 planks per step!). So a staircase with 3 stringers? 3x 2 planks = 6 planks. 6 x 3 stringers = 18, 2 screws/bolts per plank, that becomes 18x2 = 36 screws or bolts. It is correct that an ordinary carriage bolt from the hardware store is cheaper than our stainless steel carriage bolts. But again, you walk on the head of the bolt, so the protective layer will wear off and your bolt will rust, nothing left to do.

Can you manufacture deck stair stringers to size?

No, unfortunately that's not possible yet. To keep the price as low as possible, our stringers are manufactured in large batches of standard sizes. We are planning to equip our workshop with a special productionline for cutt-to-size hardwood stringers, but this line will not be in production before 2023.

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