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Fire escapes and stairs


Scottish Borders


Thanks to our extensive experience gained over many years, we offer myriad solutions for fire escapes and staircases. In the past, we’ve supplied these products in beautifully wrought metal and in all shapes and sizes to varied organisations in different industries.

Whether you’re after fire escapes or stairs in the Scottish borders, we produce both to a superb standard so they are high quality, durable, smart-looking and extremely practical. What’s more, we can custom-build your staircase so it’s ideal for you and your premises.

Let us combine the latest technology with decades of expertise and traditional craftsmanship to create the perfect staircase for your needs, whether that’s inside or outside, spiral, straight or ‘dog leg’ in style, and whatever sort of premises you need it for.

What the law says


At John Telfer Blacksmiths, we ensure full compliance with all Scottish fire safety and building regulations and supply expert advice on this.

  • Under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, buildings must be designed to provide an escape route if a blaze breaks out.

  • Most commercial stairs or fire escapes need a clear width of around 1,000mm. Generally, speaking, handrails should be added on both sides.

  • Smaller buildings, or those with less space, can have staircases with a smaller diameter and a lesser width tread, as long as they still meet appropriate standards.

If you need commercial fire escapes or stairs in Scotland, talk to John Telfer before you do anything else. We cover the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh and Lothian regions, and provide a one-stop service, from design and installation through to aftersales care.

Ask for a free, no obligation estimate today.

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Our Services

Gates

John Telfer supplies high quality custom built gates throughout Edinburgh, Lothian, and the Scottish Borders.

Railings

Whether you are looking for hand-railings that simply comply with health and safety standards

Fence

John Telfer provides attractive, secure and durable fences throughout Scottish Borders and surrounding areas.

Fire Escapes & Stairs

At John Telfer Blacksmiths, we ensure full compliance with all Scottish fire safety and building regulations.

Other Metal Work

John Telfer supplies a wide range of metal services throughout Edinburgh, Lothian, and the Scottish Borders.

Ramps

John Telfer supplies high accessibility ramps (disabled ramps) throughout Edinburgh, Lothian, and the Scottish Borders.

Structural Steelwork

At John Telfer, we’re highly experienced in carrying out a variety of structural steelwork projects.