Enzie’s different Stair Diameters and their Suitable Applications

Enzie stairs offers a number of different standard stairs and diameters. In today’s blog post we thought we would discuss the different standard diameters and what each diameter is best suited for.

Most of these diameters are offered across all of the Enzie Spiral Stair Series, the exception being the 2400 diameter stair which is not currently offered in the Classic Series. I should note here that Enzie can and do make custom diameter spiral stairs, so don’t be put off if you are looking for a larger, smaller or different diameter spiral stair case than is discussed in this article.

The 1300 Diameter Spiral Staircase

While Enzie  can and have made Spiral Staircases smaller than a 1300 diameter. The 1300 is the smallest standard stair currently on offer and has a 200 – 220mm riser height

Best Applications

The 1300 Diameter is best suited to going up or down to:

 a. Study,

 b. Mezzanine Area,

 c. an Attic, or

 d. a garage.

The 1500 Diameter Spiral Staircase

The 1500 diameter offers the same riser height as the 1300 and is suited all of the same applications. It must be said that if your space permits a 1500 diameter stair it is more comfortable than its smaller brother the 1300.

Best Applications

The 1500 diameter is also ideally suited to accessing:

a. an outside deck

b. a pool area

c. a single bedroom or small office

 

The 1750 and the 1880 Diameter

Both the 1750 and the 1880 diameter spiral stair come with a 178-190mm riser height. Both of these diameters have been popular in lofts and apartments, due to the fact that you can comfortably carry boxes and things up and down the spiral stair while not sacrificing precious floor space.

The 2400 Diameter

The 2400 Diameter stair is offered in both the Universal Spiral Stair Series and the Z Tread Spiral Stair Series. This diameter offers the ability to install an inner handrail on the staircase and still maintain a comfortable travelling area. The inner handrail gives uses the opportunity of having safe, two way traffic, not available on the lesser stair diameters.

Helical Stairs

The Helical stair can be designed and made in any diameter so it has not been mentioned above.

Allowing for two way traffic this stair is suited to be used as a main stair in your home or even in a commercial setting.

The Baton passes from Father to Son.

In 2016, Enzie Spiral Stairs not only had a slight name change the running of the 42 year old company seamlessly passed from Bryan Mackenzie (founder of the company) to his son William Mackenzie. While Bryan has maintained a presence in the company, he was always confident that William would be able to handle the running of the business and why wouldn’t he be.

William started working part- time in the business when he was three years old, when he was paid 2 cents per pin. Throughout his school years William worked in the factory, on weekends and school holidays wherever he was needed, learning all facets of the business from his father.

After going to University and studying psychology and working as a tour guide on the Trans-Sybrian railway. William returned to Australia in 2005 and began working full-time at Enzie stairs in the area of Business development, while continuing to learn all about all facets of the business.

So in 2016 when Bryan wanted to go in to semi-retirement it only made sense to hand the reins over to William. One of the first things that William invested in was a CNC machine, making the Pin Cell redundant.

“I think that ever since I was three years old. I have been determined to find an alternative to the work that was carried out in Pin Cell. With the purchase of the new CNC in 2016 I found that alternative,” laughs William. “Seriously though, investing in machinery and automation helps Enzie Stairs improve it manufacturing process and quality, and the purchasing of CNC machine was the first step.”

Moving forward in the next few years it is expected that Enzie will be investing in a number of new technologies, processes and machines. This is a very exciting time for Enzie, we can’t wait to see what is coming next.  Keep an eye out in this space.

The Hostile Seaside

 

The most attractive areas for building a dwelling can also be the most hostile environments for building materials. Australians love the coast, but the onshore breezes create corrosion problems that don’t exist even a few kilometers from the sea.

While once upon a time people expected their cars to rust, their homes to be repainted very five years and their guttering to be replaced every 10 years. Now attitudes and expectations have changed, there is a greater readiness to divest responsibility or litigate if products do not perform”.

It’s a case of “she’ll be right mate” changing to “she is not right mate and what are you going to do about it”.

Enzie stairs has long offered galvanised external spiral stairs for a wide range of uses, but something more is needed to cater for the building and renovation boom brought on by the demographic shift to the coast in the past decade.

Two metals that are known to resist salt spray are Aluminium and 316 Stainless Steel. Both the Classic Stair model and the Universal Stair model are now available in either of these materials. The few fixing bolts needed for these modular spiral stair systems are made of stainless steel. In addition, 22 standard colours are available, using a four or five-coat finish employing Wattyl, Jotun and Dulux primer and powder-coating products. The entire Dulux powder-coating range is available as an option.

Add to these options a Hot Dipped galvanised option in the Universal Model. Hot Dip Galvanising offer a very high level of performance without the price tag of Stainless Steel. This option can be powder-coated, but here at Enzie we feel that this is introducing an element that might require maintenance down the track.

Enzie Stairs, which gained national and international award recognition for innovation design, has joined the fight against coastal corrosion with the introduction of aluminium and marine grade 316 material to its safe, space-saving and easy to install modular spiral stairs.

 

 

Western BACE | Helical Stair

The Western BACE business park is the latest commercial project to feature and enzie® Helical Staircase. This stunning example of a helical staircase features a Spotted Gum balustrade so match the 5 star Greenstar quality environmentally sustainable brief. The start is a wonderful addition to the building completing the Corten classing and contemporary detailing

facility itself will be a working example of 5 star Greenstar quality environmentally sustainable construction while the grounds will complement this as a training space for landscaping and horticulture. The Western BACE will be supported by some of Australia’s largest developers, home builders and tertiary institutions including Lend Lease, the Burbank Group of Companies and Kangan Institute. The University of Ballarat and Victoria University will provide important research, education and training support.

The Western BACE is  be a facility that will accommodate:

  • Accelerator workspaces supporting fledgling businesses (Office space, workshop/warehouse space, shared training/meeting rooms, shared reception and support services, high speed optic fibre & IT infrastructure to capitalise on the digital economy, breakout areas for informal interactions)
  • Centre for Excellence incorporating training and research in areas such as sustainable building & construction, horticulture and business support & development (office space, shared training/seminar/meeting rooms, training workshop space, hot desks, video conferencing & conference facilities)
  • Office space for anchor tenants
  • Cafe and shared kitchen zones that will encourage long stays and social interaction, as well as add to the general appeal of the Western BACE

The facility itself will be a working example of 5 star Greenstar quality environmentally sustainable construction while the grounds will complement this as a training space for landscaping and horticulture. The Western BACE will be supported by some of Australia’s largest developers, home builders and tertiary institutions including Lend Lease, the Burbank Group of Companies and Kangan Institute. The University of Ballarat and Victoria University will provide important research, education and training support.

Monument Magazine

 

 

enzie® Features on the cover of the latest Monument Magazine. Inside you’ll find a project report on the Bronte job where the author (understandably) confuses the enzie Helical stair with a concrete stair. Sure it’s as strong and study as a concrete one but there is no way you achieve those elegant proportions with concrete!1044070_10200196115254636_1404167050_n

Great Gatsby – Great Stairs

enzie® were selected to supply three stairs for the recent Great Gatsby Film. To fit with the theme 2 classic H series stairs and 1 Mac style stair were selected for the role. Each one undertook some minor cosmetic surgery (well it is Hollywood right) but still their enzie DNA shines though. Speak to enzie® about having you’re own limited edition Gatsby stairs made up for your next Soiree