Roof Access Stairs

Roof Access Stair System

We provide custom-made stairs to fit your site and access requirements with a professional design and finish.

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Safe at Heights are the Brisbane leaders in the design, fabrication and installation of custom exterior roof access stairs and anti climb enclosures. Regardless of the location, if you need custom aluminium stairs we can make them for you! Whether it is access directly from the ground to the roof, from roof to roof or to any other location on or in a building, our highly experienced and dedicated team can design and install a safe and compliant aluminium stair system for you.

Custom aluminium stairs are safer, stronger, more cost effective and look better than any of the modular stair systems on the market. And because they are custom made to your site, we can guarantee compliance!

Why not call us today to find out more about our exterior roof access stairs and anti-climb enclosures.


The benefits of dealing directly with the manufacturer who also completes the installations are;

  • High quality Queensland made products
  • Custom solutions specifically designed for your site
  • Specialist knowledge that only comes from thousands of hours of designing and testing height safety systems
  • Longer Product and Installation Warranties
  • Installation by highly trained trade qualified installers
  • Your own dedicated Project Manager
  • Access to OH&S specialists
  • Peace of mind that you have the right solution for you
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When accessing from one level to another one of the best solutions are stairs. A stair system is considered the safest form of access and the preferred method in accordance with AS1657. There are a number of modular roof access stairs systems on the market. However often they won’t exactly fit the site and tend to look like something that has been built from a meccano set. We believe that custom designed and fabricated roof access stairs is the only solution. Our custom made stairs will perfectly fit your site, with a professional design and finish second to none. Our experienced fabrication team will complete a check measure prior to the manufacturing process commencing. This ensures that the final installation will fit perfectly.

When designing external stair access, one of the issues that must be considered is unauthorised access. If the external stairs are located in an unsecured area, then it is vital that a fence or barrier is installed. Depending upon the site and location, we can install either a chain wire security fence or a full steel enclosure as seen here in the photo. The steel enclosure in this instance was 3m high with an anti-climb mesh. The gate has both an external and internal lock. So that when using the roof access stairs you can lock and secure the gate from the inside so no unauthorised access can occur while you are on the roof. During the design phase we will take into consideration five main points:

  • The height of the building
  • The location of the stairs
  • The available space
  • The entry point to the roof
  • The level of security required

From this information our design team can determine the size and design of the stairs, the number of landings, the type of access onto the roof and the type of security you will need. We can then provide you with a full written quote.

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We have a range of different aluminium stair designs that will suit any purpose. Whether you are accessing a platform, mezzanine area, plant equipment or storage area, we can design and install stairs that will exactly suit your needs. And because we custom make every set of aluminium stairs we can ensure they fit perfectly. We source all our virgin aluminium from right here in Brisbane. This ensures quality and supply. Quality is very important to us and so we have partnered with some great local aluminium suppliers who share our passion for quality.

We work closely with local structural engineers right here in Brisbane who will complete full and comprehensive drawings that can be submitted for your approval before proceeding. Our clients often find being able to see in detail what the aluminium roof access stairs will look like prior to installation is of great benefit. This means that our stairs come with both a Form 15 from an engineer and Form 16 for our installation. The installation is completed by our experienced team of installers who are all qualified and experienced carpenters. From start to finish all works are conducted by us. No sub-contractors or third party companies are used. This provides you with peace of mind, guaranteed quality and savings.

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You will be provided with a dedicated Project Manager who will oversee and manage your job from start to finish. Our Project Managers are here to explain step by step our processes and answer any of your questions. The end result will be an outstanding set of external roof access stairs that suits your needs perfectly. Brought in on time and on budget.

One of our unique points of difference is the fact that all our Project Managers started as installers on the tools. One of the issues we see in our industry is that many of the project mangers and estimators lack practical installation knowledge which often results in their designs not being able to be installed correctly. This gap in their practical understanding can lead to noncompliance and unresolved safety risks. With the vast amount of practical on the tools experience our Project Managers have, this just doesn’t occur. So when you are speaking with one of our designers you know you are speaking to someone who has vast amount of practical experience.

For more information about our custom made roof access stairs please contact us via our contact page or by calling (07) 3208 5833.

Below is an example of just one of our installations. Our client was a shopping centre who required safe access onto their roof. They did not want to install a ladder and asked if we could design stair access with an anti climb enclosure. We engaged our engineer and designed a two staged aluminium stair system with a top platform and stair access onto the roof. The building had a parapet wall around the edge which meant we had to bridge this with a platform. The platform was 900mm wide and 3200mm long with double sided guard railing and toe board. The enclosure was 3000mm high and fixed into the side of the building and concrete slab. The concrete in this area sloped had two different levels and sloped away to the right. All this had to be taken into account by our design team. The drawing below is the drawing we were provided by our engineer. To the right of this is a photo of the finished product.

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    From Monday 6th of May until Monday 3rd of June we are moving our warehouse. Our estimation office will be closed and we are unable to provide any quotations during this time. Our office is opened for limited hours during this time for PPE inspections and urgent issues. Please call 32085833 to book in any inspections or if you need to speak to one of our team. Thank you

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