Platform steps will normally be much deeper than standard steps. This enables your client to be on one step with a mobility aid at the same time. The height or rise of each step is also an important consideration, as your client will need to be able to lift the mobility aid up to the next step level.
Your client may require new platform steps made from timber or concrete, or simply demolition and replacement of existing poor steps or individually designed steps to cater for the customer’s individual requirements.
Where ramps cannot be constructed due to a lack of space at your client’s home or indeed your client simply does not require this style of access, the alternative may be the construction of platform steps.
Timber Platform Steps
Timber Platform Steps are a great alternative to conventional steps. They offer less height (rise) per steps and an increased depth to accommodate mobility aids. The reeded non-slip surface and optional white sight slip on the nosing of the steps assists visually impaired people in navigating the platform steps. Well designed platform steps to cater for the individual’s requirements are a very good alternative to ramps where there is inadequate space to accommodate a ramp at the suggested 1:14 gradient.
Concrete Platform Steps
Concrete Platform Steps are most often installed when your clients utilise a mobility walker or other mobility aid and do not have the required area to install a ramp at a 1:14 gradient. Concrete platform steps offer excellent slip resistance and will not require regular maintenance to keep them looking good. There is the option also when
forming the concrete steps to include colour into the concrete to ensure an aesthetically appealing result.