Installing Stringer Steps
To Reach Your Assured Deck
Stringer steps consist of a row of stringers attached to a raised area and a landing area to form a framework of steps.
We recommend landing areas to be on a solid ground. If the ground is soft or uneven we recommend concreting posts into the ground to support each stringer (following the process on page 10).
Carefully plan the area taking into account the deck board and riser width when designing the tread and rise dimensions. Ensure the rise and tread is consistent along the steps and allow space at the bottom of the stringers for base plates.
Measure and cut stringers and base plates where required.
Measure and fix the stringer hangers to the raised area using coach screws, pre-drilling all holes. Reinforce the raised area if required and ensure each stringer is spaced at 300mm max intervals centre to centre.
Measure and fix the base plates to the landing area by pre-drilling holes and screwing down using expansion screws. We advise every 100mm approx intervals.
Fix stringers to hangers by screwing together using coach screws, pre-drilling all holes.
Use “L” brackets to fix stringers to base plates using coach screws, pre-drilling all holes. Ensure that each stringer is spaced at 300mm max intervals centre to centre.