FAQ

How high can an enzie Spiral Staircase go?

An enzie® spiral stair is made to suit your floor to floor height. There is no limit to the height you can go. However, building authorities may require a landing every 18 rises.

Will my staircase comply with the building regulations?

Yes, the Victorian Building Commission Accreditation Authority has determined that the enzie® spiral stair complies with the requirements of Clause DP2(c), DP3 Vol 1 and P2.5(b), P2.5.2 Vol 2 of the BCA. ’96 as adopted by the Building Regulations, (provided you use a stair suitable for the application). This applies equally to all states. Refer to relevant data sheets for building permit application approval. Follow the procedure set out on the enzie data sheets.

What area of space am I going to lose when I install an enzie Spiral Stair?

The space taken up by an enzie® spiral stair will depend entirely on the size stair you choose. It can be as small as one square metre or as large as four square metres. This space is taken up on both floors. To determine the actual space used, you may use the free design service, phone 1800 035 078 to get started.

Is a deposit required?

No deposit is needed, however, payment before delivery is required. The installation is paid for once the stair has been installed.

Can you move furniture up and down a spiral stairs?

This would have to be one of the most commonly asked questions. In short, yes. And no. It depends on the design, size, and layout of the spiral staircase. The smaller the staircase the harder it is to move furniture up and down them. For example you would struggle to move a double mattress up a small 1500 diameter staircase, but on a 3000 diameter helical stair you could move a piano up and down it as effectively as you could on a traditional staircase. A second consideration is the layout of the staircase and the walls around it. enzie® has 40 years of experience without laying our spirals and will talk honestly with you about the pros and cons of all our staircase designs.

Finally all enzie® spiral stairs are modular and mechanically joined meaning that, if needs be, you can dismantle some or all of the balustrade to help you on the rare occasion that you decided to move the piano around.

When is the ideal time to install?

As the enzie® spiral stair is pre-finished, the best time to install it is after all the dirty trades are finished and after the plastering is complete; that is, at the fixing out stage.

Are spiral stairs legal?

Yes!. All enzie® stairs comply with the Building Code of Australia. In fact enzie has so much experience and history with spiral stairs that when the code was rewritten in 1996 enzie was extensively consulted.

Can I install an enzie spiral stair myself?

Of course! Any competent handyman or builder would be able to follow our installation instructions for our spiral stair. Help is always just a phone call away. enzie® also offer an installation service in all capital cities and many provincial areas.

Are enzie spiral stairs weatherproof?

For external use enzie® spiral stairs are galvanised before being powder coated. However, as with any metal articles exposed to weather, preventative maintenance procedures must be followed to minimise corrosion problems. Refer to enzie® Fact Sheet Cleaning and Maintenance of Steel Spiral Stairs. In severe marine environments Raw Hot Dip Gal, Aluminium or stainless steel should be considered.

Can I put a gate on my spiral stair?

Of course! enzie® can supply top or bottom gates with lock and key. They come with installation instructions.

Are steel spiral stairs noisy?

Not the enzie® spiral stairs! Perfectly fitted folded steel components and soft tread pads make the spiral stair as quiet as a carpeted stair.

What footing will I need?

Timber and concrete floors are adequate (as shown on the data sheet). External stairs need concrete footing for both the column and bottom post.

FAQ didnt solve your problem?

Here are several ways to contact us

Got a Tricky Question

Phone your closest enzie® dealer or our advisory line on 1800 035 078

Prefer a written answer

Email out advisory service: sales [at] enzie.com

Customised Stairs by enzie

In addition to our standard range of styles finishes and geometry enzie® makes bespoke solutions and designs. To fin our more you should speak to our designers on 03 9481 2255.

Compliance questions?

All enzie® stairs comply with the BCA. But there is more to deigning safe suitable stairs than just meeting code. enzie® has over 40 years of experience in designing safe space efficient spiral stairs. Speak to us to find out more.

More than just spiral stairs.

We also design and manufacture Roof Space Ladders and we are an agent for Velux Roof Windows.

Proudly Australian Made

An enzie® spiral staircase is made right here in Australia. This not only assures you of the highest quality materials and finishes but gives the flexibility of having parts custom made to suit your particular application

Not “just a kit stair”

An enzie® spiral staircase is modular not a one size fits “all” solution. Each enzie® spiral staircase is made to order so that the floor to floor height suits your particular application and the design, materials and finishes are to your specifications.

Customised modular space saving spiral stairs.

This enables us to use Steel or timber handrails rather than a PVC or plastic adjustable handrail. If it’s an enzie® spiral then it’s built to your specifications.