Joined: July 2004
||Posted: 08 Sep. 2018,14:02
I really, *really* don't like that construction!
The tread blocks are only held in position (if that's the right term) by a tongue-and-groove joint. Should anyone step on the outer edge of the tread, what's to stop it lifting at the back and coming off the riser block completely?
It looks very much like an accident waiting to happen!
That gap between tread and subsequent riser is worrying. Surely, that can't be right! WE have similar system in Europse, but they are used solely for walling NOT for steps, but even with walling, there is no place for such gaps.....unless the setting-out was wrong to start off with!
And why the hell should *you* have to carry out remedial work to a newly-constructed step? What is this contractor being paid to do, at all? Get the lazy, slipshod bugger back to build it properly or reimburse whatever you paid him!
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