How It Works
EZ Stairs is an adjustable, heavy duty steel stair bracket system, which allows you to make automatic adjustments to form any rise or run you require for deck stairs, interior stairs: basement stairs and tongue & groove stairs, as well as concrete formwork stairs. This adjustable bracket system offers a fast and simple solution that exceeds all code requirements for both interior and exterior stair construction. Traditional stair building is often time consuming and complicated for ‘do-it-yourselfers’ as well as the ‘pros’. Not so with EZ Stairs®! Watch the EZ Stairs® animation below and take advantage of the ‘free’ ‘on-line stair calculator that guarantees to ‘jump start’ your stair project in two important areas…(1) Provides accurate rise and run measurements (2) Assures you will order just the right amount of materials.
This stair building system is much simpler and faster than conventional stair building, without sacrificing structural integrity or strength. Since you only need two stringers, time is saved by eliminating the need to cut and align additional center stringers. No center stringers, means no squeaks and lower lumber costs.The brackets are approved as joist hangers which allow the stair risers to be used structurally, carrying the load across the stair like floor joists. This adjustable bracket system is very strong, ICC-ES 2295 approved and it has been tested for stairs up to nine feet wide for interior stairs and seven feet wide for deck stairs, using only the two outside stringers.This completely eliminates the need for any interior stringers.Traditional stair building requires more stringers, more lumber. The outside stringers then require only 3 to 4 cuts each, and the risers and treads are simply attached to the brackets. If you make a mistake, simply readjust the brackets. READ MORE.
Easy to install, cuts labor in half, cost effective, strong, squeak free,
accurate, adjustable, code compliant, saves costly lumber.
Set the brackets on the two 2x6 stringer members using the spacers and pivot screws. Remove spacers and rotate brackets to adjust stair height. Fix brackets in position, attach risers and treads.
Before you begin, determine the exact number of steps you need and exactly how wide you would like your steps to span. If you need additional assistance in obtaining the appropriate measurements-you can quickly link on our brochure 'Let's Get Started' section (available in English and Spanish)*
You will only need (2) 2x6's per stringer/side*. Make sure when you purchase your 2x6's that you get them as straight as possible. The 2x6's will need to be at least 12" longer than the total length of your stairs. Two stringers are sufficient to span up to 9' interior and up to 7' exterior. You will only need to make a maximum of 3 to 4 cuts per stringer no matter how many steps you will be building.
For exterior risers you will use 2x8's -- for exterior treads you can use 2x12's. Utilizing additional EZ Stairs mini-composite cleat brackets you may use any 2x6 tread material wood/and or composite . Time saving tip: when you determine how many steps you will need and how wide you want to span...get all your risers and treads pre-cut to exact lengths before you begin.
For interior jobs you can use same as above or the following can be used for spans up to 42" to 48" wide. Stringers still need to be 2x6's. Interior risers can be 2x8's or 3/4"to 1 1/8 " plywood. Interior treads can be 2x12's or 1 1/8" to 3/4" plywood with EZ Stairs, stairs can be 'pre-built' or built 'in-place READ MORE .