Coastal Staircases Blog

Select – Standard – Feature grade timber

October 6, 2020 In regards to any material there is select-grade, standard-grade and feature-grade. The grade of timber refers to how much  feature is in the timber. Select-grade material is nice and clear with almost no feature and feature-grade material has the most feature throughout. We quote staircases using select-grade material as timber with features can weaken the...
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Our Suppliers – Coastal Staircases Geelong

June 24, 2020 We take all stair component products seriously at Coastal Staircases. This is to ensure that our finished product is at a standard not only we will be happy with but our customers love it too. We know that if we have the best quality products then our stairs are going to look fantastic, last a...
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Should you choose ply or pine for your covered staircase?

May 12, 2020 For customers wanting to cover their staircase in carpet, flooring, tiles etc. You will be looking for either a ply or a pine staircase. These are your cheapest options as you would not want to spend your hard-earned money on a hardwood staircase that will be covered later. But which option should you choose? The...
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What to expect from our quotes – Coastal Staircases

April 1, 2020 You will get a descriptive quote from us but it has come to our attention that even though our quote is quite descriptive some of our customers misinterpret some details. What’s included? What’s not included?  What’s standard? Important details to note are as follows: Balustrade: All balustrade that is quoted, is quoted at 1m high....
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Is it illegal to ask for a deposit payment? – Coastal Staircases

February 20, 2020 We have had customers express their concerns with us, as we require a 50% deposit, even suggesting it is illegal. For a registered builder, it is illegal to ask for 50% deposit as it is a big build requiring many stages, therefore stage payments are required. We are engaged by builders as an independent contractor...
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Goodbye 2019! – Coastal Staircases

December 19, 2019 As we are coming close to the year’s end, we reflect on the year that has passed and set goals for the new year to come. What a year it’s been! Coastal Staircases is getting busier and busier with each year. We welcome our new builders to our list of satisfied customers and look forward...
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Extra Services We Can Provide – Staircases Geelong

November 14, 2019 Drawings: If you require a drawing for any reason, whether it be to submit to council for their approval, or you just want to know what your staircase and balustrade will look like, we can help you. We can provide a drawing through Sketchup which will give you a clear idea of what you have...
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Why we use SELECT-grade timber – Coastal Staircases

October 10, 2019 At Coastal Staircases we pride ourselves on the quality of our products. That’s why our timber staircases are always quoted with select-grade material. Unless you specify a lesser grade, select is what you are going to get. Feature-grade and standard grade can have veins, holes and knots that can weaken parts of your staircase which...
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