Maintenance Guidelines


  • Once you have completed the installation of your spiral staircase, open or space saver staircase, there are a few general maintenance tips of which you need to be aware

1 week after installation:

  • It is good practice to review all the accessible fixings such as the components which secure the spindles to the treads and re-tighten as necessary
  • It is also good practise to re-tighten the main compression member at the very top of the spiral staircase
  • Similarly it is a recommended that the bolts securing the top tread of a modular staircase or space saver staircase to the joist (these are the main structural bolts securing the top mounting flange to the joist or beam) are re-tightened
  • In addition, the bolts securing the treads to the tread brackets to one another and to the underside of the treads should be tightened

3 Months after installation:

  • On a spiral staircase, check and re-tighten all fixings where necessary
  • Tighten the main compression member at the top of the spiral staircase
  • Tighten the edge fixings which secure the baluster/spindle to each tread on the spiral staircase
  • Check the spiral staircase landing platform support brackets and tighten if necessary
  • Check and re-tighten the spiral staircase base fixings into the floor
  • On a modular or space saver staircase, tighten the bolts securing the top tread bracket to the joist as well as tightening the bolts securing the treads to the tread brackets
  • Check and tighten the floor bracket bolts

9 to 12 months after installation and annually thereafter

  • On a spiral staircase check none of the fixings have worked loose - general components to check are the balustrade fixings and bolts, the top compression member, base fixings, landing bracket bolts etc.
  • Structural items on a spiral staircase, for example, stair balustrade and landing brackets, should not be allowed to become loose or move excessively
  • Tighten all bolts as necessary to ensure no components are loose or move excessively

Cleaning Schedule

  • Clean spiral staircase and modular space saver staircase surfaces with a damp cloth, do not use abrasives or chemicals
  • Please note that wood and metal finishes of spiral staircase and other staircase designs can fade where they are subjected to direct sunlight
  • Do not expose your spiral staircase, modular or space saver staircase to temperatures in excess of 45 deg C
  • Parts of exterior staircases that are sensitive to corrosion should be protected by silicon spray