Fire Escape Repair London - how do I repair or replace my fire escape?
At Fire Escape Ltd we specialise in repairing and renovating existing fire escapes. Repairing fire escapes is often much cheaper than fitting a brand new metal staircase. If your existing London metal staircase has corroded, and is missing any treads etc call us and we can give you a free evaluation as to whether or not the staircase can be repaired, or if you need to invest in a new structure.
Metal Staircase Surveys London
Metal staircases can be very badly affected by corrosion. However this may not be obvious until a tread breaks or you order a survey of the the structure. It is good practice to regularly survey metal staircases. Fire Escape Ltd recommends a survey at least every three years to ensure that you adhere to all current safety requirements. Often this first stair inspection is free of charge. Get in touch with Fire Escape Repair London for more information.
Why renovate London Fire Escapes
In most circumstances renovation is less disruptive and more cost effective than replacing the fire escape system. It can be an effective solution to the problem of dilapidated steel and cast iron staircases. Whilst under repair the stair case will be out of use. This will typically be between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
What happens if my London Fire Escape is past repair?
In some instances it is more cost effective to replace the fire escape system. In these cases you must initially talk to your local authority. They will tell you what you can and cannot construct at your property. They will also advise on what you are permitted to do under the provisions of the Building Regulations. These cover fire safety in all new and altered applications.
Once you are clear on local authority regulations your next step is to hire a structural engineer or an architect. The Structural engineer will provide you with a General Arrangement Drawing. This is a clear and accurate depiction of the space that the fire escape will occupy. it should show how it will be mounted. It will also describe the kind of paint finish it will have and foundation requirements.
Building a new fire escape London - We can help!
We're aware that this process may feel a little complex and daunting. If you want to streamline the process we are very happy to liaise with local authorities, surveyors, architects, structural engineers and fire authorities on your behalf. And of course we will build you a fantastic new fire escape!