What's a good rate for drill and plug metal nosing's. in north London area,

Discussion in 'General Flooring Chat' started by Back In The Day, May 17, 2022.

  1. Back In The Day

    Back In The Day Member

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    I'm a bit out of touch!
    28 stair nosing's to be drilled and plugged. They are a meter wide, north London
    what's a very good rate per step?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Most new build would pay about £5 per step.
    Personally, I don`t think that`s enough and won`t do it for that, but it seems to be the rate they put forward.
     
  3. Back In The Day

    Back In The Day Member

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    Thank you, I was thinking about £8.50 would be a reasonable amount.
     
  4. AngryAndy

    AngryAndy Well-Known Member

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    Flexyfix them. Get a 15 year bond warranty.
     
  5. Back In The Day

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    Many years ago, a nosing came of a step in Cambridge, the lady fell and broke her back!
    Fortunately; we did drill and plug every hole and F32 or (gripfill).
    It went to serious litigation, and the contractors who cast the concrete staircases, eventually were found to be at fault,
    it was the concrete that gave way.. if we had not screwed them tho ,we would have been seriously screwed!
     
  6. AngryAndy

    AngryAndy Well-Known Member

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    Actually drilling the hole degrades the integrity of the concrete step. If the step is sound you will not have an issue, and you'll save time and money.
     
  7. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Yeah we drilled some years back on a commercial staircase. The concrete started to break up. So we primed them and flexy fix. Great glue that.
     
  8. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    We always use flexi fix for nosings. Do try and get at least 2 screws in but you need a wide nosing or at least drilled along the back. So annoying when they drill them in the middle
     
  9. AngryAndy

    AngryAndy Well-Known Member

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    You don't need any screws
     
  10. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Well you don’t if your steps flat lol
     

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