What does shipping cost?
This varies on where the spiral is being shipped and the weight.
This can range between $200-$400 in the USA and Canada.
What do you have to specify when
purchasing a spiral?
An easy to use order form is always handy, which is what we offer. Basically what we need to know is:
- finished floor to finished floor height
- direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise going down)
Do oak staircases arrive finished?
All staircases arrive unfinished. The choice of wood stain that you choose is a
personal choice that you make. Safeway provides you with oak pieces that you can use
to test different stains.
Are bolts, screws and all fasteners included?
Each spiral staircase is shipped with all necessary hardware for
reassembly. Each package also includes a detailed assembly manual and extra hardware in the
event you misplace some.
At what point during building
construction should the spiral
Spirals are a complete and finished product. They should be the last
item to assemble.
I plan to attach the spiral to a
loft, are there any other measurements needed for this application?
Obviously, for a loft application, you do not need a well opening measurement.
However, you should make sure that you have adequate headroom. Entry and
exit points are chosen for convenient traffic flow above and below.
How long will delivery take and can
I pick up my stair kit?
Safeway Stair will ship your spiral staircase directly to your
jobsite. Delivery times vary anywhere from 10 days to two weeks, with
International orders taking slightly longer. Spiral staircases can also be
picked up at our facility fully assembled and at no extra cost in
Are there any special
ordering considerations I should take into consideration?
Safeway Stair spirals meet BOCA and UBC requirements, which means that they
come standard with intermediate balusters (in-between spindles), which provide less
than a 4" spacing between verticals.
How long does assembly take? Do I
need a contractor to help me install the spiral stair?
Installing a stair kit from Safeway Stair is a two-person job. For the typical
do-it-yourselfer, the stairs can be installed without the help of a contractor. We do
recommend, however, that everyone (experienced or not) consult a qualified contractor for
cutting and framing the opening. The contractor will help identify whether any additional
structural support will be required and he or she can reroute pipes and electric lines.
The typical spiral takes about a day to
reassemble. All you will need are basic hand tools
and an electric drill.
Before installing your spiral stair kit, we
recommend that you read through the entire installation manual. This web
site also has an online installation guide that you can use as well.