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New stairs for old buildings

Existing buildings

Building in existing contexts continues the historical tradition and creates exclusive connections between tradition and modernity with new staircases for old buildings.

Range of services

Existing buildings

Far beyond their functionality, staircases are decisive architectural elements and, as new stairs in existing buildings, create either strong contrasts between tradition and modernity or the continuation of the original character of the building. The increase in value and preservation of existing residential and commercial buildings is becoming more and more important and is taking on a growing part of the construction industry as a resource-saving measure, especially in city centres. In addition to reconstruction, maintenance and renovation, building in existing contexts includes modernisation measures, conversions and extensions, which present great potential for unique staircase and railing solutions.

Finesse & knowledge

In contrast to new buildings, the existing structures of old and existing buildings already provide a given planning framework for new staircases regarding dimensions and statics, which usually cannot be changed. For the subsequent installation of the staircase or the assembly of individual staircase components, however, as with new construction projects, the situation at the installation site and the available building openings must be considered in detail. For every project in existing buildings, an individual solution can be developed with a high level of planning competence and specialised experience in production and installation, which combines design and function and produces a convincing result. Finally, the choice of materials and colours is crucial and requires not only a wealth of ideas but also a good sense of the character of the original building. New staircases can also be convincingly staged in old building environments in combination with sophisticated lighting and colour concepts.

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New stairs for existing buildings
Special aspects of stair construction in existing buildings
  • Limited construction possibilities due to given room situations and special space situations → Step size, stairs foot and head areas and head heights must be adapted if necessary
  • Missing information on materials used in the masonry or on concrete and wood quality → in older buildings, walls and floors may need to be opened for inspection
  • Structural analyses may be required to determine the bearing forces → existing buildings may not be designed for steel staircases or self-supporting steel constructions
  • Restrictions when introducing the staircase or the components at the installation site → When building in existing contexts, the dimensions of the staircase elements must also be taken into account already in the planning phase; introduction via existing building openings, e.g. normal doors, may require small components and complete assembly on site
New stairs in existing contexts for commercial and residential buildings

Our references speak for themselves! MetallArt regularly realises impressive new stair projects in existing buildings and inspires decision-makers for renowned competitions in stair construction. MetallArt has already won the “Staircase of the Year” award several times for unique solutions in construction in the existing contexts and the successful combination of tradition and innovation. Most recently, in 2022, the monumental sculpture staircase in a former stud farm took the first place in the “Sculpture” category as a masterpiece of construction and craftsmanship.

Furthermore, we design impressive steel balustrades and transparent all-glass railings for existing staircases in residential and commercial buildings. These aesthetic elements, with their design function, set the tone for a sophisticated interior in existing contents.