Repairing Metal Stair Nosing

Metal Stair NosingRepairing metal stair nosing, which protects the front part of stair treads from damage and heavy wear, does not need to be a headache. The most common need for repair on stair nosing is loosened screws (used to secure the nosing to the stair tread) or general wear on the nosing itself, necessitating replacement.

First, inspect the stair nosing on each tread. You’re looking for any sections which are loose or appear to be damaged or worn down. Loose sections are easily fixed – just tighten the screws along the affected nosing with a screw gun. Screws quite commonly work up from the tread under repeated or heavy use. If the screws themselves are damaged then unscrew and replace them – easy.

Now you can tackle any sections where the nosing itself is damaged. Unscrew it and pull it up by hand, then measure the length of any damaged sections. Mark off your replacement stair nosing to the needed length with a tape measure and pen.

Cut the stair nosing using a hacksaw and mitre box to ensure an even cut. Pay attention to ensure you get the correct angle at the end. Remove the nosing from the box and fit it back into place on the stair tread, then rescrew tightly and you’re done.

As well as buying large sections of metal stair nosing (aluminium stair nosing is very popular as it is lightweight and relatively inexpensive) you can also buy a variety of metals and metal mouldings cut to size from specialist online stores like Click Metal. Take a look at their range of metals online at www.clickmetal.co.uk

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