FAQ

Our way of working (11)

For a proper price quotation, we need the following information:

– Address + mobile and/or phonenumber
– Plan of the house: ground plan of all floors + at least 1 section
– If it’s a renovation and there are no existing plans, we are glad to come on site, after making up a first offer. Send us the height from floor to floor, length and width of the existing stairwell + some photos
– What type of staircase you have in mind
– What type of wood, if you want a staircase with wooden steps.

Keep in mind that it is impossible to express the price of a staircase per step.

Sure. Intec is known for its highly skilled craftsmen. On the website you can find several works designed by the customer or architect himself.

Our staircases are made ​​mainly from stainless steel with wood, glass, stone or stainless steel steps. But we can and will, on request of the customer, perform in untreated, coated or galvanized steel. Keep in mind that treated steel usually is not cheaper than stainless steel. This is because of the additional treatment(s). In addition, the durability of stainless steel is unmatchable.

Our stairs and railings are of course always conducted according to current standards. The customer can however, on his responsibility, deviate.

We recommend the use of ribbed cardboard, paper or cloth to cover the steps.

Plastic is not recommended, as this can cause condensation, with staining or discoloration of the timber as a result.

For measuring a staircase the plastering should be completed. We also need to know the levels, or the chape must be cast (and the thickness of the finish must be known).

A railing on an existing staircase can only be measured when the staircase is finished (concrete stairs should be finished).

In general, the stair is placed at the end of the construction period, when the floor is already there. However, this can vary, depending on the choosen stair. This will be discussed before the measurement.

30% in advance, eight days after order confirmation and 60% at last 2 weeks before placement. The rest with final bill.

Generally you must take into account a delivery of 6 to 8 weeks after the measurement. In exceptional cases we can vary. Consult us on time in that case.

We offer you free of charge a quote for stairs, railings, and custom. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Our staircases with wooden steps are delivered with treated steps. This way you will not worry the first years.

Stainless Steel (5)

For the production of new stainless steel, up to 80% scrap is used. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable. Because stainless steel is not painted, it should not be removed at recycling, as opposed to painted, galvanized or plated steel. The durability of stainless steel is much longer than other metals, because of the high corrosion resistance. These characteristics taken into account, stainless steel is one of the most environmentally friendly construction materials.

Category: Stainless Steel

The building industry is using mostly stainless steel 304 or 316 (AISI 304/316). Stainless steel 304 contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Stainless steel 316 contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. Stainless steel 316 is more expensive and more resistant to salt corrosion and is used mainly in the chemical industry.

Category: Stainless Steel

Contrary to what its name suggests, stainless steel can rust.

When conditions are tough enough (chlorine, salts, chemicals …), corrosion can occur. This usually occurs at damage to the oxidation layer or by implantation of other metals in the surface or where dirt is concentrated in cracks and crevices. Also condensation (acid rain) may provide long-term rust. Therefore it is advisable to regularly clean exterior railings with a damp wash cloth.

Stainless steel is an analloy comprising iron, chromium, nickel and carbon. Stainless steel contains at least10.5% chromium and a maximum of 1.2% carbon.
The chromium provides an invisible layer of chromium oxide and protects the underlying metal from oxidation (rust). Repairs for damage to the layer itself.

Category: Stainless Steel

A common mistake is the use of untreated stainless steel on the coast. Even stainless steel 316 is not a good solution for that. Up to +/- 20 km from the coast we advise to use electrochemical polished stainless steel. For all other applications (except in corrosive environments) is 304 or 316 stainless steel, sanded with a finegrain, enough.

Category: Stainless Steel

Treatment of Stainless Steel (6)

Dirt, paint or graffiti can be removed by sanding. Please never use steel wool or sandpaper that has been in contact with iron. For the right products, please contact us.

No. An electro-polished surface is cleaner and more passive than mechanical polishing. In addition, by mechanical polishing, microscopic contaminants are rubbed into the surface. This is why the electro-polished stainless steel is more resistant to dirt.

Stainless steel requires little maintenance. Cleaning interior structures regularly with a soft, moist cloth is sufficient. For exterior installations, we recommend regular cleaning with a soft cloth, soap and water. If desired, you can clean outdoor constructions with the high pressure to rinse off persistent dirt.

Contrary to what its name suggests, stainless steel can rust.

When conditions are tough enough (chlorine, salts, chemicals …), corrosion can occur. This usually occurs at damage to the oxidation layer or by implantation of other metals in the surface or where dirt is concentrated in cracks and crevices. Also condensation (acid rain) may provide long-term rust. Therefore it is advisable to regularly clean exterior railings with a damp wash cloth.

In electropolishing, the treated parts hanging in an anodic electrolytic bath. Under the influence of electric current and chemicals, impurities and iron dissolve. The percentage of chromium and nickel on the surface greatly increases, which results in greatly improved corrosion resistance.

Chromium is a layer on the material, with a cool shine. With electropolishing the material remains visible and forms a layer of warm glow.