Deck stairs are an important part of your garden, do you need to bridge a height difference between your terrace and the garden ? A slightly too high step down or up to your house, mobile home or jetty?
Our deck stairs offer a suitable and comfortable solution and, what's more, they are also simply beautiful and give a neat result.
At Vinuovo we offer the choice between various materials, steel or wooden stringers, and steps in impregnated softwood or tropical hardwood, you can compose your deck stairs according to your own personal taste.
How does our deck stairs configurator work ?
First, you need to selext the right number of steps. This basically means that you need to know the height of the deck stairs, and whether you wish metal or wooden stringers.
We also offer the possibility to select deck stairs woth deeper steps, our XL deck stairs, this model has a smaller slope angle and is easier to walk on, especially if you are a bit less mobile; if you are looking for higher walking comfort, this model is for you !
Our XL-models are available with 3,4 and 5 steps.
Do you not find the needed height among the proposed heights?
Then you can opt for either a staircase that is a bit higher and saw off a bit at the bottom of the stringer, you will then have a first step that is a bit lower than the others, or a staircase that is a bit lower than the desired height and fix it against your terrace or wall so that you have a staircase with a last step that is a bit lower than the other steps.
Next you have to i ndicate the desired width..
We offer kits for stairs from 60 to 160cm wide.
To guarantee adequate stability of the stairs, a stringer should be installed every 60cm width.
Our deck stairs building kits from 60 to 100cm wide are supplied with two stringers and from 120 to 160cm wide with three stringers.
Now it is time to choose which steps you would like to use for your deck stairs.
Vinuovo offers 3 different types of steps for your deck stairs :
Deck stairs steps type Ais a smooth impregnated softwood plank with a head size of 120x28mm. This stair step is available in 60cm and 120cm length. Two type A planks are supplied per step including the correct number of screws.
This garden plank was originally produced for the raised planter boxes with steel corners. However, this wooden plank also fits perfectly on the wooden stair stringers so we have put together a deck stairs building kit with these planks.
In the ends of these stair tread planks are 2 pre-drilled holes where the bolts for the wooden flower box went in with a diameter of Ø8mm.
In the beginning, we supplied Reisser TKS stainless steel screws 8x60mm with an extra-large head to fix the deck stairs tread in place.
However, this stainless steel screw has 2 disadvantages:
When stainless steel prices skyrocketed during the COVID crisis, we decided to use 6x60mm Reisser TKS screws. Actually, I wasn't too happy with it myself: I think the head is too small, causing it to pull into the pre-drilled hole (never had a comment from customers, by the way ;-)).
The advantage was that you don't need to pre-drill for this screw.
On the picture, you can see the Reisser TKS 6x60 stainless steel screw at the top, the Reisser TKS 8x80mm stainless steel screw at the bottom.
However, spring 2023 throws a spanner in the works again: Reisser is unable to supply the quantities we requested in order to meet the high demand for deck stairs.... The production lines were set for Ø8mm and at least 80mm long! (even more expensive, in other words).
So in order to satisfy our customers, I decided to use the stainless steel screw Reisser TKS Ø8x80mm again. (We will go back to 60mm long as soon as stock is available, which is just long enough).
No, the (big) increase in cost price is NOT reflected in the selling price! ;-)). I'm actually happy with it. A matter of taste I suppose, but the big tough screw head gives a much nicer effect to the deck stairs. And with this screw, the plank is really solidly fixed. The disadvantage is that you have to pre-drill with a Ø5 or Ø6 mm drill bit.
Do you opt for a stair step 120cm wide? Then we supply the Reisser TKS-RVS screws for the sides of the stair step and 2 Reisser 5x60mm stainless steel screws for attaching the treads to the middle stringer. The holes for these screws are not pre-drilled and do not need to be pre-drilled. Thanks to the small screw head, these screws are barely visible. (If you look closely on the picture, you can see this screw in the corner of the deck planks at the bottom right of the deck stairs, so this screw comes in the middle of stair step type A)
The steps Type A that are pre-drilled only exist in the widths 60cm and 120cm, hence you cannot choose them for the other widths.
Also, these steps are not suitable for the metal staircase stringers as they are pre-drilled and the drill holes do not match the pre-drilled holes in the metal stair stringers, so you cannot choose these for the metal stair stringers either.
The deck stairs step type C is an impregnated softwood plank with a head size of 145x27mm, double combed (i.e. 2 strips with fine ridges) on one side, smooth on the other.
So you can choose the surface you prefer!
This stair tread is available in 60cm, 80cm, 100cm, 120cm, 140cm and 160cm width.
There are no pre-drilled holes in these decking planks, so you are free to place the stringer where it suits you. (Please note, do not place the stringers further than 60cm apart!)
Outdoor stairs 60/80/100cm wide are delivered with 2 stringers, outdoor stairs 120/140/160cm wide with 3 stringers.
In the 80/100/140/160cm wide models, the treads thus protrude over the stringer to the left and right of the deck stairs.
You don't like that? Then you can separately order 1 stair stringer extra (and loose screws Reisser RT UT 5x60mm), so that you have enough stair stringers to place them less than 60cm apart and still have a stair stringer at each end.
With these stair treads we supply sufficient Reisser stainless steel screws 5x60mm, with which the decking boards of the stair tread are attached to your stair stringer. Thanks to the small screw heads, the screws are hardly visible.
Outdoor stairs type C are also available with countersteps.
Type D steps are sawn from Bangkirai hardwood decking planks. These planks are planed smooth on one side and have 7 ridges on the other side.
These planks have a head size of 28x145mm.
Our Bangkirai hardwood comes from Indonesia and has the FSC hallmark for sustainable forestry.
In the deck stairs configurator, we only offer hardwood deck stairs combined with galvanised steel stringers.
The kit includes enough Reisser stainless steel carriage bolts, washers and nuts to assemble your deck stairs.
Why not propose Bangkirai steps with the wooden stringers?
Bangkirai is very hard wood. When the wood starts to work, the plank can pull the screw out of the (soft) wooden stringer.
Do you really want Bangkirai with a wooden stringer? Then order screws at least 80 mm long: Reisser stainless steel decking screw RT UT 5x80mm
This stair step is available in 60cm, 80cm, 100cm, 120cm, 140cm and 160cm widths.
There are no pre-drilled holes in these hardwood deck planks, so you are free to place the stair stringers wherever is convenient for you. (Please note, do not place the stair stringers further than 60cm apart!)
Outdoor stairs hardwood of 60/80/100cm wide are delivered with 2 stringers, outdoor stairs of 120/140/160cm wide with 3 stringers.
|Delivery||This item will be shipped by UPS and delivered with a small van.|
|Material & maintenance||
This article is composed out of multiple materials.
So please, make sure you take note of all the characteristics before placing your order!
We like to see our customers satisfied and rather not disappointed ;-)
|material color||Pressure treated wood, natural|
|Ecotax organisation & member||Ecomaison - FR324158_14JQVY|
|Ecotax amount (included in the sales price)||€0.00|