May 13, 2021

Staircraft factory visit opens up new possibilities

Castlethorpe Homes recently visited Staircraft’s offices and factory in Coventry.

Staircraft are the world’s largest stair case manufacturer and with all their products made here in the UK, it is nice to be able to look at putting these British Made products into the next Castlethorpe Homes and whilst biggest isn’t always best, when you can select from a huge range of products you are able to select what will suit each of the individual sites. What was very impressive was the precision engineering that goes into the manufacturing process and how they have looked at ways to innovate along the way.

One pet hate for customers is ‘squeaky’ staircases and a great deal of research and development has gone into finding the exact anchor points for each staircase so that when it is installed this eliminates any squeaking, this may seem a small innovation, but it is one that adds to the finish quality of any new homes. Staircraft also re-use the wood shavings and sawdust from their factory floor to power a new onsite BioMass boiler to recycle their disused product to heat their premises. It was really interesting to hear about the transporting, material protection in place and the QR coding of all the parts to ensure that the staircase arrives in the best condition to site, is installed correctly and protected from damage. Thank you to the team for showing us round, discussing the new products and helping us understand how we can improve our homes.