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Information to Help you with your Spiral Staricase


Sort the balusters into sets of the various lengths.
Assemble the fixing bracket into the top of each baluster as shown (Fig 9).

Baluster detail

These are intentionally very tight. Using a little grease greatly reduces the difficulty of fitting these.
In the front and rear of each tread assemble the locking mechanism (Fig 10).
With the Recanto be careful screwing in the threaded bush as it is possible to split the tread if this is forced too far in.
The first and last baluster of each tread will pass through 2 treads.

Fitting the Balusters to the Treads

Care should be taken at this stage not to set the grub screw too far in to avoid scratching the baluster as it is passed through the tread.

Fit the first and last balusters of each tread, lining up the treads as you go, Always work from the landing platform down. Do not forget to add the baluster trim rings as you fit each baluster. The opening baluster secures into a steel cup which is fixed to the floor (Fig 11).
Next assemble the bush into the underside of the remaining balusters. Screw these to the treads without tightening too firmly as these will be adjusted later on. Note at this point that the holes in the tread for these balusters are formed in the shape of a slot to allow some adjustment.

Spiral staricase installation

For individual rises (outside 190 - 210mm) it will be necessary to cut the balusters to length. This can be done by adjusting the baluster to the centre of the slot then taking A line between the first and last
baluster on the tread. Any slight inaccuracies can be taken out using the slot.

Insert the strengthening pipe inside the handrail. Starting at the top begin to assemble the handrail to the balusters (Fig.12). Leave
enough spare at the bottom to be able to cut exactly to length afterward.
Check each baluster carefully with a spirit level to ensure it is vertical in all directions before driving in the screws.
Place the end caps supplied on the ends of the rail to finish it off.
For the Brio Carefully position the anti-slip tread mats.
Both systems
As both Brio and Recanto kits are designed to he installed either clockwise or anti-clockwise it is necessary to drill the landing platform on the correct side to accept the landing balustrading supplied. In each kit you will find the relevant template to help with this.

Place the template on the landing platform and drill the holes following the guide. Assemble the platform balustrading (Fig.13).

Drill for the landing balusters

Adding strength to your balustrading
A number of optional items are available to increase the rigidity of the balustrading These should be used wherever possible to ensure a safe installation.

Baluster to Floor connector

Baluster to Floor Connector
Can be used on the first baluster of the staircase or on landing balusters.

Baluster to Wall connector

Baluster to Wall Connector
Use this to tie a baluster into the apron lining of the well opening or to finish landing balustrading against a wall.
Greatly increases the rigidity of the batustrading.

Baluster to Baluster connector

Baluster to Baluster Connector
Can be used where raking balusters pass landing balusters to add strength to both.

Landing Balustrading
A number of landing balustrading products are available for you to continue the balustrading around your well opening.
Both flexible and straight handrails plus flexible connectors, and wall connectors are offered. Two examples are provided here which demonstrate how these components can be used to safely and attractively guard the stairwell.

Spiral staricase landing balustrade

Example A
A flexible connector is used to turn the landing platform balustrading into an L-shaped run of balustrading. At the corner a further flexible connector is used and finally an end cap and a wall connector are used to make a firm connection to the wall.
Example B
Is similar to 'A' but shows the use of a curved rail. Again a flexible connector is used to turn the landing platform
balustrading into the curved run with an end cap and a wall connector used to complete the installation.

Landing Balustrading Components

End Cap
Used to finish a run of handrail. Where possible should also be screwed to the wall to provide a stronger run of balustrading. Each stair has 2 included to start and finish the handrail.
Curved Rail
Available in 6m lengths this rail is capable of being bent to achieve the required curvature and is used primarily around circular well openings.
Straight Rail
Identical in appearance to the curved rail this is available in 3m lengths. It is supplied with a timber core to increase the rigidity of the rail and to maintain a perfectly straight run.
Flexible Connector
Used to achieve a tight turn and to connect lengths of rail. We recommend that the timber core of the landing rail is pared down to span the joint (see diagram ).

Connecting the handrail

After a period of 2 weeks it is advisable to retighten all baluster to tread fixings plus the main centre pole nut at the top of the flight. This will ensure that the staircase remains taut.

Gamia Spiral Staircases

Gamia Spiral Staricases

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