The best prefabricated stair is one that has attributes beyond the standard set of functional and design competence that you would expect from a well made prefab stair. Most of these qualities relate to the specific application of the stair itself – what location it is going to be installed, what materials are to be used and the like. Other than that qualities like the care taken during the build, the way the different pieces of the stairs are set up and joined together etc are of equal importance but they depend completely on the stair fabricating company that you choose. So do aspects like delivery on time, quality of the install and other again depend on the same.
We’ve thus established that it is vital that you can take care of various aspects of stair building by simply choosing the right prefab stair maker. While I could go on and on with tips on choosing a provider who’ll give you what you want, the thing with checklists is that there are very few maker who’ll fill all the criteria all the time and even if they do there is no guarantee that your specific stair will be up to spec. Consistency in deliveries is something one can never figure out from a checklist. There is however, a shortcut. Ask your contractor or the existing carpenter working on your site as of now. They’ll help put you in touch with the best prefabricated stair maker in your locality.
Once that is sorted, you can use another favorite rule of thumb of mine to help you decide what materials will go into the build. It really is that simple – wood for any prefabricated steps to be set up indoors and metal (preferably galvanized with corrugated treads). Just use these two easy tricks and you will be on your way to being the proud owner of a cheap and cheerful prefab stair.