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Recent Custom Metal Work Projects - Related to "stairs"

Check out some of our recent custom metal fabrication around the Chicagoland area – from railings to stairs and much more! We developed this section as an inspiration board for new clients.

Galvanized window well cover with hatch and ladder for Winntetka home
The window well is always an interesting aspect of architectural design, and creating grates that fit the style of the building and the purpose is always interesting.
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Custom Tilting Fire Escape for Residential Home in Wicker Park
Building a fire escape for this residence in Wicker Park was an absolute delight. It took vision on behalf of our client, who wanted the fire escape on his home to mimic a much larger commercial style building, and a feat of engineering on behalf of our talented metalworkers. The final product was a custom tilting fire escape made of wrought iron and painted red. It was built in our workshop and then installed at the residence.
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Custom Folded Stairs in Chicago
We had a client reach out to us that was looking for a contemporary metal folded stairs for his home in Chicago. We showed them some samples and ideas of what we could do and they showed us other designs they found online. Between the two we were able to draft up a custom design the client loved. Once the contract was signed - we came in to take final measurements of the entire opening that the custom stairs would be going into.
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Custom Commercial Fire Escape Spiral Staircase
We recently received a call from a commercial client looking for us to modify their existing steel spiral staircase with a landing. They wanted us to remove the pipe railing at the landing on top and add a staircase to go to the roof from the landing, while matching the same style. We spent some time taking measurements to see if this would be feasible and came up with a simple yet elegant solution that solved the client's problem while keeping the staircase safe and secure.
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Custom Penthouse Stairs In The Loop
The combination of wood with metal often leads to exceptional design, one that we love to offer to all of our clients.
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Custom Stairs in Champaign
We recently had the opportunity to work on a custom staircase and railing for a family that had a cabin out near Champaign, IL. We started out the process by meeting with the family in our fabrication shop to go over the details and showing them all the variety of samples we offered. At the end of the meeting we had a clear plan of action as to the type of metal, the design and so fourth. We scheduled a date to go out to the cabin and measure everything.
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Custom Commercial Roof Access Ladder
The Arlington Heights School district reached out to us in the past for a project to fabricate access ladders on their roofs. We came out to the location and examined the area and took measurements and began the fabrication process. Throughout the entire fabrication process we sent the school pictures of the progress. Once fabrication was complete – because this steel would be exposed to the outdoors – the school had asked us to galvanize this material.
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Replacing Existing Railing Process
Replacing an existing railing is not a complicated process but it does include additional contractors depending on the situation. For example if you have a railing installed in wood flooring – a contractor would need to remove the existing railing and then path the wood area to ensure that it is ready for installation of the new railing. The issue or concern is that when we come in to install the new railing – the location of where the railing attaches to the floor may not completely coincide and you may end up with holes in the ground that are not needed. For that reason we tell all of our clients to call in a flooring expert to patch the area and have it ready for us to come in and install the finished product. We also need the railing removed to take proper measurements.
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Arlington Heights Fire Department
We recently had the opportunity to fabricate a custom staircase and balcony for the Arlington Heights Fire Dept. This building was completely gutted and was a training facility for the firefighters to test their speed in rescuing and putting out a fire. All of the metal was galvanized and was fabricated to meet and exceed all city codes to ensure that the building would last.
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Chicago Custom Stair Fabrication
Signature Metal Works Inc. specializes in custom stair fabrication and installation around the Chicago area. Stair fabrication is important to get done for the stairs of both residential and commercial buildings because the city's architecture can be quite unique and will not sustain a standardized stairway system. Our staircase fabrications are done by evaluating the area you need stairs in and welding together a design suitable just for your particular building. Whether they are open stairs or a emergency fir escape - we are your Chicago metal fabricators for the job! This will make it recognizable to people and it will add elegance and uniqueness to your building.
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