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yes, DS is sold per step, this includes all hardware and brackets required for one tread assembly.

 

 

yes, yes you can

 

less than ⅛” with a 300lb load at the very end of a 42” tread*. (S-frame analysis available in downloads, here)

 

*a 300lb load at the end of a tread is equivalent to a 600lb load in the middle of a tread, which is much closer to where a tread would be stepped on.

 

No, the DS tread is an integral part of the structure. The tread may however be wrapped by your material of choice by your construction professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

you can install railings in the same way as you would normally. Each tread provides multiples surfaces to affix a railing system. The tread itself is made of thick and strong steel and can be drilled/tapped and bolted as require

 

 

 

 

 

depending on inventory, it can take up to 4 weeks to have your order ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

all of the metal fabrication has been done for you. Basic carpentry tools and a couple sets of combination wrenches are all you need to

install DS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

our current maximum is 42”

 

 

 

 

 

 

building code has slight variations between regions in regards to open risers and railing requirements. Use DS in compliance with your local code to create the show piece of your living space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the kit is 100% made of 100% american steel, which will not catch on fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

you can have DS in any color you like, as long as its silver metallic, textured black, or textured white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

yes, very.

DS meets NBC and IBC requirements

for deflection.

 

yes, although DS appear to floating, they supported in the interior of the wall by a heavy duty steel structure. Building code insures that there is no way your little ones could fit through the opening between treads.

 

No, but we are working on it.

 

 

No, DS is designed to be a universal system. However, you could create your own landing by  aligning several steps together and cladding them with your choice of material for a finished look.

 

No, DS is a stair kit, designed to get you 90% of the way. Install and finishing beyond our standard tread colors is up to you and your construction professionals - exciting right?!

 

 

you can place your order through our online store, you will receive email notifications when your order is received, and when it is ready to ship. All DS orders are FOB our warehouse in Blaine WA.

 

 

 

depending on complexity of install, a team of two construction professionals should be able to rough in the support brackets in a single day, and another half day to mount the treads

post-drywall.

 

 

 

 

the DS kit comes in 4 sizes to accommodate a number of floor-to-floor heights, the tallest assembly will allow a tread to be mounted 14’ from the base.

 

 

 

 

 

Definitely, Maybe.

 

 

 

 

 

yes. Exterior surfaces may becoming slippery during percipitation. Local code might require the addition of a gripped surface

 

 

 

 

 

 

yes, you can and you should. International freight is less than you may think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation is really really simple, guides can be found here. We recommend using a team of at least two construction professionals.

 

 

 

 

yes, we agree, it does look expensive.

 

In reality DS is only a slight increase over a standard set of stairs and In our research we’ve found that DS is around 50% less than a custom fabricated a set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DS is an engineered product.

 

Your project engineer should design the integration of DS into you structure, DS CAD blocks are here, and connections guide here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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quite well, all orders are FOB our warehouse. Shipping is carried out by the freight company of your choice, if you need assistance please let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the length is the only variable dimension of the tread. the DS tread measures 3” thick by 12” deep, by whatever length you have selected upon order. the radius on the edges is also fixed. You may however customize the look of the tread by wrapping with with whatever material you like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 we’d like to think so

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAN I ORDER BY THE STEP?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SO, I CAN ACTUALLY WALK ON THESE THEN?

JUST HOW MUCH WILL THE STAIR DEFLECT WHEN

I STEP ON IT?

CAN I ORDER YOUR BRACKETS, AND USE MY OWN CONCRETE/MITHRIL TREADS?

 

BUT WHAT

ABOUT RAILINGS!?

 

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO GET SOME DS?

 

 

WHAT TYPE OF TOOLS DO I NEED TO INSTALL?

 

 

HOW LONG CAN TREAD BE?

 

 

THERE IS NO WAY WAY DS IS UP TO CODE... IS IT?

 

 

 

WILL THE DS KIT EVER CATCH FIRE?

 

 

 

 

WHAT FINISHES DO YOU OFFER?

 

 

 

 

IS IT STRONG?

WE HAVE CHILDREN.

IS DS SAFE?

IS DS GLUTEN FREE?

DOES DS FABRICATE LANDINGS?

CAN I ORDER MY TREADS WRAPPED IN WOOD?

HOW DO I GET

ME SOME DS?

HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL INSTALL TAKE?

HOW HIGH CAN I GO?

 

CAN DS SAVE MY MARRIAGE?

 

CAN I USE DS IN AN OUTDOOR APPLICATION

 

 

MY PROJECT IS OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL US IN A FAR AWAY LAND, CAN I USE DS?

 

 

 

HOW DO I INSTALL DS?

IS DS EXPENSIVE?

IT LOOKS EXPENSIVE...

BUT WHAT ABOUT ENGINEERING?

 

LET'S SAY I HAVE A PET LION, COULD HE/SHE WALK UP

THE STAIRS?

 

HOW DOES SHIPPING WORK?

 

CAN I GET A THINNER OR THICKER TREAD? OR

SHARPER CORNERS

 

 

WILL HAVING DS IN MY HOUSE MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON?

 

 

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