The 4' diameter Albany, introduced in 1976, is adapted from a design that first appeared in England around 1870. So popular is the Albany design that this model is now also offered in a 5' diameter, providing 50% more tread surface than the original 4' Albany. Primarily designed for use as a secondary stair and an ideal solution where space is at a premium, the Albany is an excellent way to access lofts, balconies, attics, decks or a wall of bookshelves. The open fretwork tread design makes the Albany particularly suitable for exterior installation, as snow and rain do not collect on the surface.
Diameter: 4'(1220 mm) and 5'(1524 mm) clockwise or counter-clockwise ascending.
Stair rise: 8" (203 mm).
Weight: 45 lbs. (20.5 kgs.) for 4' diameter, and 80 lbs. (36.29 kgs.) for the 5' diameter, per complete riser (includes Georgian baluster, tread, pole and handrail).
Rotation: Each tread = 27.69 degrees; 13 treads = 360 degrees.
Baluster height: 38.5" (978 mm).
Handrail: 1.5" (38 mm) diameter black steel tube is standard. Brass or polished chrome tubular handrails are optional. End scroll is included.
Finishes: Staircases are available in three finishes: the standard satin powder coated black, and for an added cost, the optional premium finishes, Gun Metal Pewter and Dark Satin Bronze. Optional zinc powder primer is available for exterior applications, for an additional charge. Instructions: All hardware and complete assembly instructions are provided with each staircase kit.