ALBANY SPIRAL STAIRCASE
Congratulations on your purchase of our Albany Spiral
Staircase! This has been Steptoe's most celebrated product
since it was introduced in 1976. Adapted from a design that
first appeared in England around 1870, the Albany was used
primarily as an industrial stair. Today, the Albany is seen as
an excellent way to access lofts, balconies, decks, or a wall of
Primarily designed for use as a secondary stair, the one-piece
Albany tread is sturdy and simple when viewed in elevation.
The open fretwork tread design permits light to pass through
making it ideal for exterior installation, as snow and rain do
not collect on the surface. Where space is at a premium, the 4'
diameter Albany is an ideal solution occupying only 16 sq.
feet (1.49 sq. meters).
The staircase is supplied in kit form compromising of treads,
balusters, handrail, and centre pole. The complete staircase
includes an extended top tread bolting to the landing, a centre
pole ball, and an end scroll for the lower end of the handrail.
All hardware is included.
For full assembly instructions, please flip page.
Diameter: 4' (1220mm) & 5' (1524mm)
Clockwise or Counter-clockwise ascending
Stair Rise: 8" (203mm)
Weight: 45 lbs. (20.5 kg) for 4' diameter &
80 lbs. (36.29 kg) for 5' diameter per complete
rise includes baluster, tread, pole, handrail
Rotation: Each tread = 27.69 0; 13 treads = 360 0
Standard Finish: Polyester Powder coat in Satin Black
Premium Finish: Now available in Gun Metal Pewter &
Dark Satin Bronze
A. Albany Tread (Counter-Clockwise Model)
B. Georgian Baluster
C. Centre Pole
(B) GEORGIAN BALUSTER
A NOTE ABOUT BUILDING CODES (C) CENTER POLE
Codes vary from across the country. Consult your
local authority. Steptoe&Wife Antiques Ltd.
guarantees the Steptoe TM staircase for materials (A) ALBANY TREAD ( C-CW)
only, there is no representation or warranty other than
for the quality of the materials supplied. We are not
responsible for incorrect or inappropriate installation.
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ALBANY SPIRAL STAIRCASE
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Stairs are supplied in kit form comprising of treads, balusters, handrail and
centre pole. The complete staircase also includes a large top tread suitable for
bolting or screwing to the existing landing.
1. Install the Fabricated Spiral Landing to the top floor (if necessary).
Place the pole in the exact centre of the well, this can first be done with a
plumb line or simply place the centre pole in the groove of the landing.
(Note: The pole can be rested on the surface of the floor, or set into
concrete but this is not strictly necessary as all the weight of the
staircase is taken on the bottom tread.)
2. Slide the first tread over the pole down to the ground. Fix the baluster
through. Tighten the nut on the bottom of the baluster loosely, allowing
the baluster to be turned so that the angle at the top is correct in relation
to the handrail.
3. Keep building all treads in this way, holding each tread in line with
the one below, until the full height of the staircase is achieved.
4. The top tread is then bolted to the landing above, holding the
staircase in position. During the building operation, the staircase can be
held in place with supports or by someone holding the centre post.
5. The handrail may now be screwed to the bottom baluster.
(see handrail instructions)
6. Adjust the second baluster to ensure it is vertical and screw it to the
handrail. (if you are installing more than one baluster per tread, attach
the handrail to all the first balusters on the tread, then all the second,
then all the third)
7. Continue up the staircase pulling each baluster vertical and repeat
procedure in item 6.
8. Finally when the handrail has been fitted and tightened securely, the
nuts on the bottom of the balusters may be tightened to create a
completely rigid structure.
The matching handrail is supplied undrilled. The balusters are supplied
with 12" x 1/2" threaded rods.
Centre Pole is capped to form a newel post for start of upper railing.
Additional matching balusters may be used. Spacing is at your
discretion. Each baluster has a saddle at the upper end for fitting to the
handrail, and comes with a threaded rod or lag screw at the bottom.
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ALBANY SPIRAL STAIRCASE
1 2 3
1. Install the Fabricated Spiral Landing to 2. Slide the first tread over the pole down 3. When reached the top, bolt the top tread
the top floor and place the pole in the exact to the ground. Fix the baluster through to the landing above, holding the staircase
centre of the well loosely. Continue sequence up staircase in position
4 5 6
4. The handrail may now be screwed to the 5. Adjust the second balusters to ensure it 6. Tighten the nuts on the bottom of the
bottom baluster (see handrail instructions) is vertical and screw it to the handrail. balusters. Install end scroll & finial ball,
Proceed with third balusters (if necessary) and proceed with necessary railing.
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TUBULAR SPIRAL HANDRAIL
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS COMPONENTS: Curved sections of tubular handrail (Brass/Steel)
Internal SplicingTube to connect curved handrail sections.
Cover Band to cover the gap between the handrail sections.
1. Balusters should only be hand tightened to permit ample
2. Lay the first section of handrail on the baluster saddles. You
want to make sure the curve and pitch follow the staircase. Each
section will cover 6-7 risers.
3. Screw the first baluster on each tread into the handrail, making
sure that you leave 6"-8" extension beyond the first baluster.
4. With the next section of handrail make sure the connection into
the first section is a smooth transition. You may need to cut the
handrail to make this happen. (extra handrail is always provided)
5. Insert the splicing tube into the second section of handrail.
Remember to slide the cover band on before connecting the sections
together. Continue to attach the first baluster on each tread.
(if you are installing more than one baluster per tread, attach the
handrail to all the first balusters on the tread, then all the second,
then all the third).
6. The first balusters are then tightened at the acorn nut after the
saddles are secure.
7. Attach the end scrolls or transitional bend following the
completion of the handrail. Some filing may be required to remove
burrs on the inside of the handrails.
THE SPIRAL HANDRAIL IS A LARGE SPRING HELD IN
PLACE UNDER SOME TENSION. A LITTLE MUSCLE MAY
IF EXTENSION RAILINGS ARE RUNNING FROM THE
CENTRE POLE, AN ANGLE COLLAR IS SUPPLIED. THIS
WILL ATTACH TO THE FINIAL BALL. BE SURE TO
ATTACH THIS BEFORE SLIDING THE FINIAL BALL ONTO
THE CENTRE POLE. (FLIP TO BACK FOR ANGLE COLLAR
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TUBULAR SPIRAL HANDRAIL
ANGLE COLLAR ASSEMBLY
DRILL HOLE IN NUT
1.5 " HANDRAIL
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