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dinosaur1 06-19-2011 11:12 AM

Constructed maintenance free patio step
 
I am going to be removing my wooden 3 ft patio step and replacing it with a 6 ft maintenance free removable step.

Does Ultradeck, Azek, etc....sell an already-built step in different sizes that I can buy?

Ron6519 06-19-2011 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 670018)
I am going to be removing my wooden 3 ft patio step and replacing it with a 6 ft maintenance free removable step.

Does Ultradeck, Azek, etc....sell an already-built step in different sizes that I can buy?

Steps need to be site built to conform to both code and specific site characteristics. Using composite material will require you to have at least 6 stringers to support the decking of a 6' wide staircase.

dinosaur1 06-19-2011 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519
Steps need to be site built to conform to both code and specific site characteristics. Using composite material will require you to have at least 6 stringers to support the decking of a 6' wide staircase.

What would the materials cost approx? What manufacturer would be the best to use? Azek, Fiberon, UltraDeck

Ron6519 06-20-2011 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 670432)
What would the materials cost approx? What manufacturer would be the best to use? Azek, Fiberon, UltraDeck

How are you going to build this if you can't figure out what you need and the price it's sold for?

dinosaur1 06-20-2011 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 670541)
How are you going to build this if you can't figure out what you need and the price it's sold for?

I'm going to hire a carpenter. Just wondering what it might cost is all.

Ron6519 06-20-2011 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 670935)
I'm going to hire a carpenter. Just wondering what it might cost is all.

You call contractors to the site, explain what you want and they give you estimates based on what materials you specify.

dinosaur1 06-20-2011 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 670944)
You call contractors to the site, explain what you want and they give you estimates based on what materials you specify.

So far I have gotten $300-$350...

Ron6519 06-20-2011 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 670958)
So far I have gotten $300-$350...

You realize, you never mentioned how high the staircase will be. So a figure, any figure, has no meaning to someone who hasn't seen the site.
Is there any reason you haven't posted a photo?

dinosaur1 06-20-2011 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519
You realize, you never mentioned how high the staircase will be. So a figure, any figure, has no meaning to someone who hasn't seen the site.
Is there any reason you haven't posted a photo?

Just asking about the best material to use. Maintenance free preferably.

concretemasonry 06-20-2011 09:34 PM

How did they give you a price if you did not know what to build it out of. - Sort of like putting horse and cart in the wrong order. If you specify what you ideally want, the price will change, since they are probably trying to be a low bidder with minimal material cost.

How are you going to hold it up and what to anchor it to?

Dick

dinosaur1 06-20-2011 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by concretemasonry
How did they give you a price if you did not know what to build it out of. - Sort of like putting horse and cart in the wrong order. If you specify what you ideally want, the price will change, since they are probably trying to be a low bidder with minimal material cost.

How are you going to hold it up and what to anchor it to? Back to my question. What have people used successfully that has lasted the longest and looks the best. A nice sold maintenance free material.

Dick

Quoted price was for using Azek.

kwikfishron 06-21-2011 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 670994)
Just asking about the best material to use. Maintenance free preferably.

There's no such thing.


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